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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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Book Review and Author Interview: Triumph Over Destiny By Peladija Woodson-Diers

TRIUMPH OVER DESTINY By: Peladija Woodson-Diers Published: December 2, 2014 Publisher: Peladija Woodson-Diers Non-Fiction/Biography Sunday my review and author interview of TRIUMPH OVER DESTINY were featured in the Cedar Rapids Gazette’s “Sunday Insights and Books” section. To see it there, click HERE. The following is my full review and interview with the author. She has…
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Children’s Book Review and Author Interview: Stormin’ Norman: The Bark in the Park By Andy Allen

STORMIN’ NORMAN: THE BARK IN THE PARK By: Andy Allen Illustrated By: Brian Barber Published: March 2015 Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press We first met Andy Allen when he wrote about his dog Norman in STORMIN’ NORMAN: THE SOGGY DOGGY.  Check out my review of his first book, HERE.  After attending a teacher’s conference, Allen saw…
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Congrats to Author, Lloyd Lofthouse

A month ago I reviewed the book, CRAZY IS NORMAL, It is a memoir that offers a look at a year in the life of Lloyd Lofthouse, a high school English teacher. He kept a daily journal during the year of 1994, including his frustrations with students lack of motivation and his anger over the…
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Author Meet and Greet Event

On Sunday I attended a Author Event at Fireside Winery near Williamsburg, Iowa.  I had previously written an article about this event for The Gazette.  You can see that article HERE.  This event was the brain-child of Iowa author, Grace Augustine. She wanted an event to allow Iowans to meet local and even National authors…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Hydraulic Level Five By Sarah Latchaw

Yesterday, the following author interview was featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette Insights and Book Section and the following book review was featured in their online edition.  Here is the review and interview in its entirety.   HYDRAULIC LEVEL FIVE By: Sarah Latchaw Published: September 3, 2013 Publisher: Omnific Publishing Fiction I am thrilled to introduce…
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Book Spotlight and Author Guest Post: Sweet Nothings By Janis Thomas

SWEET NOTHINGS By: Janis Thomas Published: July 2, 2013 Fiction One of the books in my stack of “must reads” is SWEET NOTHINGS by Janis Thomas.  It sounds like a perfect, fun weekend read and I can’t wait to get to it. Below you can find out more about the book as well as check…
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