Francis Sparks will speak to the graduating class of his alma mater, Woodbury Central HS as a part of the monthly Chamber meeting.
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.
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. […]
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An outstanding Author Fair featuring 56 local authors. Opportunity to meet authors and buy their books!
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 […]
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 […]
Today I got the chance to interview the incredibly talented author, Jessica Dainty. Some of what I found out was just how far Jessica is willing to go for her art (think torture) and the amount of research and detail she put into her portrayal of troubled youth, Gertie in Jessica’s novel THE SHAPE OF THE […]