Our last feature author for this year’s Iowa Author Fest. Come and meet the authors and join in on the fun of having a selfie with them as you pick out your favorite new novel for your reading enjoyment. AS ALWAYS THE ADMISSION IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC. THIS IS A FAMILY EVENT.
Catherine Gregory is the author of two novels, Garth’s Widow and The Friends of Dixie Magruder. Her writing addresses issues of everyday Christian life through contemporary faith-based comedy. Catherine attributes much of her success to her brilliant tech guy, to whom she has been married for 41 years.
Here is the third group of authors that will be at the Iowa Author Fest this year. The Fest will be held at Capital Square 400 Locust Street, Des Moines Iowa, 9 am. to 3pm. Come and enjoy the festivities as you find your next adventure in your new purchase.
LARRY STUMBO firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry became interested in his family history, when his uncle and a distance cousin started gathering together family history. Larry was lucky enough to receive some of this history from both sides of his family with one special contribution of his Great-grandmother’s poems, photos and history from his grandfather. His second novel ‘Experience of a New Soldier’.
J.C. HAMM email@example.com
Emerging from the dark world of drugs, abuse, and domestic violence, Because of Me, is a story about starting over and the lessons learned from past mistakes. Her second novel is ‘Life Beneath the Willow’.
I’m a retired elementary teacher, having taught 3rd-6th grade. 5th grade was my favorite. Being retired gives me time to write, and enjoy being a guest teacher in many classrooms. I enjoy doing book signings and writer’s workshops in classrooms. Thank you, Jesus, for being my redeemer and my source of strength and inspiration.
BETTY B. PASSICK
Betty Brandt Passick is an Iowa native who relocated to Minnesota. Gangster in Our Midst, her debut at writing historical suspense, tells the neglected true story of one of Al Capone’s gangsters, Louie La Cava, who came to her small Iowa town in the 1920s, eventually died of old age.
BRIAN WEBB firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Webb is a native of Kentucky but now calls Des Moines his home. He enjoys playing guitar, riding his bike, half marathon training, and taking pictures. As a head injury survivor, he is passionate about advocacy and helping our Veterans with TBI and PTSD.
Catherine Fitzpatrick loves telling stories, especially about her pets. Her family urged her to write them down. The result is the children’s book, “Bridget Rules the Day”.
Catherine lives in Des Moines with her husband and bulldog. When she’s not telling stories, she’s a freelance food stylist and a running coach.
Eleven days to go until you can meet Iowa authors and get to know their stories both in print and in person. Find out what they are working on for your future reading pleasure.
Note the variety of stories offered; this is a small sample of the treasures that Iowa writers and authors have in their minds.
Over the last three or four years, I have met or read several young author writings and you need to look for them as they will amaze you with their talent for telling their stories in print.
Some of the books are available in audio, for the authors attending this year’s event, just ask.
If you do buy a book or two or three please write an honest review for their book. Your review will inspire them to write more. Maybe a sequel or two.
Again, come downtown to the Capital Square Atrium ,401 Locust street, September 15th,9 to 3, to meet Iowa Authors and have some fun. Maybe you will be inspired?
This Wednesday listen to Larry’s and others interview on KFMG 98.9FM with John Busbee
Here is the second group of authors that will be at Iowa Author Fest. There is a wide variety of new authors this year to chose from to make your purchases. Come and join in on the fun. Meet the authors and experience new adventures through the eyes of the protagonist of their novels.
As a teen, Marci Boudreaux skipped over YA books and jumped right into romance. She never left. While Marci has written suspense, paranormal, and other fiction, she always finds her way back to sweeter books. Marci lives in central Iowa with her husband, two teenaged kiddos, and a houseful of rescue animals.
ANDY DOUGLAS email@example.com
Andy Douglas’ memoir, The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga, describes the author’s transformative journey of contemplative practice, spanning several decades and the continent of Asia. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa, where he was the recipient of the Marcus Bach Fellowship for Writing about Religion and Culture. .
TERESA HOLMGREN firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Holmgren refers to herself as “the happiest woman on the planet.” She is a long-suffering left-handed retired teacher and has a tall blonde husband. Teresa has raised five fiercely creative children, two of whom are amateur pyromaniacs. She has arachibutyrophobia, which has nothing to do with spiders.
DR. JEAN WOLF
Jean Wolf has a Masters of Arts in Nursing from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Iowa State University. She spent over 30 years as a nurse educator at Grand View University. Her historical novel series Billy Love’s Wolfpack, Billy Love’s Forsaken Children and coming soon, Billy Love’s Secret Crusaders are a labor of love.
ALEX MILLER email@example.com
A.C. Miller’s debut YA Dystopian novel, Nimbus, was released in late 2017 to commercial success, or at least that’s how his parents made him feel. He’s currently working on the sequel entitled Halcyon, which will be the second installment in The Perfect Circle Trilogy.
Lady Laindora dwells in the imagination of author Sue Raymond. There many tales are spun of adventure with dragons, wizards, knights, and spells. Lady Laindora’s novels are Healer of Surflex and Will-O Wisp. Sue writes a crime murder mystery DeBois series, drama Resin La Rock and thriller Window Pane. Five children books loom in the future.
NAN Mc ADAM firstname.lastname@example.org
Nan McAdam is author of Surviving the Stress of your parents’ old age. She writes two blogs, one on self improvement, and another one on elder care. She embraced being a caregiver and met the challenge head on. It has been one of the most rewarding careers of her life; to help others navigate the experience of old age. She also has YA novels.
We will be featuring the authors coming to this years Iowa Author Fest in several post so the patrons can become familiar with the author’s work so they can make informed decisions on their purchases on September 15th, 9am – 3pm at 400 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Come out and enjoy meeting the authors in person and take a selfie with them as you make your book purchases for your reading enjoyment.
RICKY DRAGONI http://www.rickydragoni.com
I’m originally from Puerto Rico but have spent half of my life in Iowa. My favorite authors include Edgar Allan Poe and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. My books are based on reality but sprinkled with a good dose of faerie dust. I hope my books can be entertaining but also thought provoking.
HOLLY WELCH email@example.com
Holly grew up in West Des Moines, daughter of popular author Henry Gregor Felsen. After retiring from teaching in 2006, Holly republished the 6 car books, answering the requests from many fans. She also reinvented herself as a professional photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, publisher, private investigator, and swan advocate.
A former elementary librarian, Connie, has been a devoted advocate for children’s literacy. Her love of sharing stories with children culminated with the publication of her first book, “A Friend Named William”, written for the youngest reader. She’s following up with “The Long Walk” which will be released fall 2018.
JORDYN MERYL firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossing many genres, Jordyn Meryl spins chronicles of romance, paranormal and fantasy, for they are stories worth telling, even at the risk of revealing true feelings.
Since publishing my women’s contemporary novel A Case of Hearts in the fall of 2013, I’ve had incredible experiences. Being able to talk to groups at libraries, community centers, women’s meetings, and conferences. I’ve attended many craft and vendor shows. I’ve enjoyed meeting many readers and writers on this journey. Publishing my first novel had been a dream come.
KARLA WRIGHT Karla@WrightSources.com
Karla enjoys family, Iowa and American history. Her genealogy research uncovered the intriguing stories of the Ankeny family and the prominent roles they played in Iowa history. “Iowa’s Devoted Daughter” is historical fiction. Karla is a member of DAR and various heritage societies.
DAVID FURNEAUX email@example.com
David Furneaux is a first time author. He’s a veteran who’s had careers in association management, human resources and business development. He’s a recovering history major who spent over five years developing Numbland Security, a national security romance series. Yes, some think that’s an oxymoron. You be the judge.