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Book Review and Author Interview: Heart Land By Kimberly Stuart

  HEART LAND By: Kimberly Stuart Published: July 17, 2018 Publisher: Howard Books – Simon & Schuster Fiction/Women’s Fiction   * This article first appeared in The Cedar Rapids Gazette on Sunday, July 15, 2018. * Returning home to Iowa is not exactly what Grace Kleran had in mind. She never looked back after high…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Stars Over Clear Lake By Loretta Ellsworth

STARS OVER CLEAR LAKE A Novel By: Loretta Ellsworth Published: May 2, 2017 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Fiction/Historical Fiction Most of the WWII stories I read are set in Europe with a few set in the US, but usually on the coast. What grabbed my attention about this particular WWII novel was that it was…
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Book Reviews and Author Interview of Coach Ryan Sloth

IOWA STATE CYCLONES FOOTBALL A TO Z By: Coach Sloth Illustrated by: Adam Schartup Published: February 7, 2017 Publisher: Mascot Books Non-Fiction After seeing a book on Ohio State, Ryan Sloth contacted the publisher to see if they had any similar books about Iowa State. When they said no, he agreed to write one. Sloth’s…
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Navigating Indieworld Spring Book Festival Begins Today

Are you looking for a way to be introduced to new or independent authors? Are you wanting to try a new genre that you’ve never read before? Would you like to find a new author that you can add to your favorites list? All these things can happen if you check out the Navigating Indieworld’s…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Vengeance By Eric Prochaska

VENGEANCE By: Eric Prochaska Published: August 26, 2016 Publisher: Endeavour Press Fiction/Thriller Imagine finding out your brother died in an accident. You have to return to the place you swore you’d never go back to. Then, when you muster up the strength to face your family at the visitation you find out the accident the…
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Book Review and Author Interview: The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay by Kelly Harms

THE MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY: A Novel By: Kelly Harms Published: August 9, 2016 Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Fiction/Contemporary Fiction Kelly Harms’ sophomore novel focuses on Lily, an artist, who has lived her life relying on others to clean up her life-messes. Her best friend, Renee, doesn’t seem to have much time for her in her…
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Book Review and Interview: Prohibition in Eastern Iowa By Linda Betsinger McCann

PROHIBITION IN EASTERN IOWA By: Linda Betsinger McCann Published: June 2014 Publisher: The Iowan Books Non-Fiction When Linda McCann would visit cemeteries, she realized she had stories to share while telling her granddaughter about their ancestors. In her research, she realized her family was a descendant of the founder of Shellrock. No one in her…
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Book Spotlights: Clink Street Publishing #Blogival Book Tour

Today I am sharing more books from the Clink Street Publishing Blogival Event. These books cover a wide range of genres and readers. To see other stops on the tour, check out the calendar below. Clicking on the photos of each of the books will take you to its Amazon page. If you purchase the…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Pants Optional By Carol L Steingreaber

PANTS OPTIONAL UNcoventional Tips for your Road Through Life and Motherhood By: Carol L. Steingreaber Published: February 29, 2016 Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Non-Fiction/Memoir I hope you were able to honor your mom yesterday in some way, whether it was taking her out for a meal, a phone call, or remembering her by reliving some of…
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Spotlight on BookGrabbr

~ Attention, Readers and Authors ~ Book Marketing is about to make some drastic changes.  Readers can access great books and authors can reach readers by avoiding the numerous hoops to jump through in book publishing. How can this happen? Enter the new marketing tool/website for authors AND readers…  BookGrabbr.  BookGrabbr: A great way for readers…
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