Web Changes and News
This is where we'll announce the most recent additions to our web site.
1. The Catholic Spirit wrote a nice article about Jon in their June 22, 2006 issue on page 15A. You can also find Debbie Musser's article on The Catholic Spirit's website at: http://www.thecatholicspirit.com/archives.php?article=5556
2. A side bar article by Debbie Musser in the June 22, 2006 issue of The Catholic Spirit:
Hassler still writing despite illness
Novelist Jon Hassler has experienced much personal joy in writing. He has also experienced much challenge in his life as he struggles with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, an uncommon neurological disorder he's lived with for the past 12 years.
"PSP has affected me in four ways -- my balance, dexterity, voice and eye movements," Hassler said with a soft voice. "When I received my diagnosis, I prayed to God, and he answered me, telling me to leave it in his hands, and that's what I've done. Despite my afflictions, I'm still able to think, and I work at my computer six days a week, writing from 8 to 11:30 a.m. And my faith has remained strong as it has through my entire life."
-- Debbie Musser
1. New book, The New Woman, is out. (December 4, 2005)
2. Added a Writing tip. It is an introduction to North of Hope for the Loyola edition which comes out on April 1, March 2006. To get more information or order a copy, please visit Loyola's web site: http://loyolabooks.org/store/title.asp?isbn=0829423575 (November 27, 2005)
3. Jon wrote the text for a new book named Churches of Minnesota. Click on the title for more information about the book and how to purchase it. (October 7, 2005)
4. Added a nice story about Jon Hassler from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It was published on June 5, 2005 in the Variety section starting on page E1 and continued on to page E6. (June 12, 2005)
5. Link to more information about the condition Jon has: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000767.htm (June 12, 2005)
6. Updated Jon's Biography, Links and the Books for Adults pages. (June 12, 2005)
7. Updated the Plainview page. (March 5, 2005)
8. Added information about Jon's Colman Barry Award from Autumn 2003. (February 19, 2005)
9. Updated the list of books on the Books for Adults page. (February 19, 2005)
1. Added information about Jon's 3 new books. (August 4, 2004)
2. Updated the links on the LINKS page to information about MSA and Parkinsons. (June 2, 2004)
3. Added the Invitation to Jon's Boyhood Home (added June 1, 2004, deleted August 4, 2004)
4. Updated the Biography page listing Jon's books. (May 11, 2004)
1. Updated Staggerford Store page. Jon can no longer autograph books. He will use a rubber stamp with his signature, if you choose.
2. Add Jon Hassler's Remarks Upon Turning Seventy. These remarks were meant to be delivered at Jon's birthday party at the Minnesota Historical Society but they were misplaced. (June 26, 2003)
3. February 2003 tip added. (February 17, 2003)
4. Reader Terry George kindly informed me that I had 2 publication dates wrong. Jemmy was published in 1980 and Underground Christmas was published in 1999. Here is the corrected list.
Staggerford - 1977, Four Miles to Pinecone - 1977, Simon's Night - 1979, The Love Hunter - 1981, Jemmy - 1980, A Green Journey - 1985, Grand Opening - 1987, Rookery Blues - 1995, Underground Christmas - 1999, North of Hope - 1990, Dear James - 1993, The Dean's List - 1997, Keepsakes - 1999, My Staggerford Journal - 1999, Rufus - 2000, Good People - 2001, The Staggerford Flood - August 2002
5. Descriptions of items in the Staggerford Store were updated. (February 17, 2003)
1. The Minnesota Humanities Commission held a special evening with Jon Hassler on October 18, 2002. The event celebrated Jon's new book, The Staggerford Flood, as well as the announcement that book readers in Minnesota have named Jon their favorite male author. Additional information can be found here. (October 19, 2002)
2. Jon's new book, The Staggerford Flood, has been published and should be available at your favorite bookstore. (October 19, 2002)
3. October tip was added. (October 19, 2002)
4. Jon's new book The Staggerford Flood is set for publication in September. (July 8, 2002)
5. July tip was added. (July 8, 2002)
6. The webmaster has been asked for the publication dates for each of Jon's books. Can any of you loyal readers help me out. This is what I think they are:
Staggerford - 1977, Four Miles to Pinecone - 1977, Simon's Night - 1979, The Love Hunter - 1981, Jemmy - 1982, A Green Journey - 1985, Grand Opening - 1987, Rookery Blues - 1995, Underground Christmas - 1998, North of Hope - 1990, Dear James - 1993, The Dean's List - 1997, Keepsakes - 1999, My Staggerford Journal - 1999, Rufus - 2000, Good People - 2001, The Staggerford Flood - August 2002
(June 19, 2002)
7. Jon has announced that the doctors now say he has Multiple System Atrophy. A link has been added to a site about this condition. You can find it on the Links page. Previously Jon thought he had Parkinson's Disease. (May 5, 2002)
8. A newspaper article containing a letter from Agatha McGee about Jon's condition was added. (May 5, 2002)
9. 2 new tips were added-April and May 2002. The Jon Hassler Theater link was updated. (May 5, 2002)
10. Web site moved to http://home.attbi.com/~ktebo because of changes in AT&T Broadband's home pages.
1. The November tip was finally added on January 13. It is the annual letter from Agatha McGee. The delay was caused by the webmaster's schedule and health.
2. A new book by Jon Hassler has been published during the 2001 summer. The book is named Good People...from an Author's Life. Loyola Press is publishing this departure for Jon's acclaimed fictional works. Jon Hassler examines goodness by exploring the many meaningful relationships with friends, family, and colleagues that have enriched his life. Look for this new paperback in your favorite bookstore.
3. Add comments from Publisher's Weekly about Jon's latest book, Good People...from an Author's Life.
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