Des Moines Book Festival – Panel

I’ll be participating in the Des Moines Book Festival – Iowa Authors Panel in March. The panel will be at the Prairie Meadows Authors Pavilion from 5PM-6PM. Iowa Authors Panel: Five published authors share their best writing advice—from novels and memoir, to poetry and short …

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Twitter Writing Community – Tracking Progress

I’ve been a part of the Twitter writing community for several years now. It is near and dear to my heart and largely responsible for my first novel MADE SAFE finding a home with Pandamoon Publishing. Even as a long time member of the community, …

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Imagine Other Worlds with Authors 2018

Come see me at this great event this July! Imagine Other Worlds with Authors (I.O.W.A.) is multi-genre, multi-author book signing event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the summer. I.O.W.A. is the brainchild of local Cedar Rapids authors, Aaron Bunce and Jed Quinn as well …

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Zadie Smith at Unbound Book Festival

Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri just ended over the weekend. I became aware of the four-year-old event last year when Salmon Rushdie headlined (I had a FREE ticket, they are all free) but could not attend. But when Zadie Smith was announced as the …

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Psychological Effects of Burglary on Victims

  For the past few months, I’ve been working on a nonfiction project with a retired detective about a serial burglar he was instrumental in bringing to justice. This has led me to research other books on burglary including A Burglar’s Guide to the City by …

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My Favorite Books of 2017

2017 has been a fantastic year for fiction and nonfiction alike but the way it works I am always a few years behind(none of these books actually came out this year). I decided to put together a very short list of my favorite books that …

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Iowa Author Fair – Des Moines Public Library

The Central Library will be hosting its Iowa Author Fair on Sunday, October 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Join me at the 2017 Iowa Author Fair at the Des Moines Public Library Central Branch. I’ll be signing copies of my debut crime/thriller novel MADE SAFE and chatting about books and writing.  

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Iowa Author Fest

Iowa Author Fest to be held at Jasper Winery,2400 George Flagg Parkway Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, September 23rd, hours 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. We are promoting the creative arts of writing, painting, and music. Food from a food vendor will be available. Live …

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Imagine Other Worlds with Authors – Book Signing

Over 30 authors from a variety of genres will be on at Lindale Mall for a book signing event featuring a variety of genres. Starting at 10 AM on Saturday, August 5, bookworms all ages are welcome to meet the authors, purchase books and get …

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