Wonder of Words Festival – Paths to Publishing Presented by American Enterprise

Back by popular demand, esteemed local authors from the Des Moines Writers’ Workshop. Come hear from emerging and established local writers in this panel that discusses how to navigate the publishing process. Hear from members of the Des Moines Writers’ Workshop and their experiences working with publishers big and small, as well as self-publishing methods.

Wonder of Words Festival – Revision Panel Presented by Knapp Properties

The Des Moines Writers’ Workshop is a writing critique group for active writers of all levels and abilities. We focus on fiction of all genres and narrative nonfiction. The Des Moines Writers’ Workshop offers several levels of critique groups ranging from how to start your novel all the way up to an intensive workshop experience. […]

Enter To Win One of Three Signed Copies of Made Safe

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Goodreads Book Giveaway Made Safe by Francis Sparks Giveaway ends May 10, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Debut Author Survival Tips

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There are lots of types of crazy in the world. The type of crazy I’m going to focus on today can only be described in terms of a jittery mess of emotions I’ve only experienced in one other circumstance. That time was at the three-week mark the final time I quit(successfully) smoking cigarettes. In that […]

Two Months of Dreams Fulfilled

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We are fast approaching two months since my debut novel MADE SAFE launched into the world, fulfilling my childhood dream of being a published author. In that time there have been a few other firsts: My novel has shown up on library shelves in my area.   I participated in my first author fair and made […]