The Welcome Club of Lawrence’s Happy Bookers group hosted author Nancy Geise, of Topeka, on Feb. 13 for its meeting at the home of Dana Prijatel. Geise’s book, “The Eighth Sea,” was No. 1 on the Amazon free list for historical fiction and No. 2 in overall categories as of March 3. Pictured, from left, are Karin Barrett, Geise, Prijatel, Sue Messerly (kneeling), Thelma Simons, Nancy Brown, Nan LaPointe, Georgiana Beverly and Barbara Crider. Messerly, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.