Category Archives: Book Releases & Events

Not just frozen pizza: Exploring the transition to adulthood and continued Catholic faith in college

Young adults face a host of exciting and sometimes intimidating challenges when they leave home. For a Catholic college student, one of the biggest challenges is deciding how to live out their faith. Lake City, Iowa, author Jennifer Redenius explores this question in What Now?: A College Student’s Guide to Continued Catholic Faith, the latest devotional published by the Write Place. […]

More than a birthday wish? Local author explores the meaning of happiness in new children’s book

The Secret of Happiness, written by Pella author Karen Fitzsimmons and illustrated by Rowena Hoover, is the latest children’s book published by the Write Place. Brought to life by Hoover’s vibrant watercolor illustrations, Fitzsimmons’ book tells the story of Maggie, a young teenager who wishes for true happiness while blowing out the candles on her birthday cake. […]

Family ties put to the test in new novel from Pella author

Who Cares About You? by Lee Joanne Collins of Pella, Iowa, is the latest novel published by the Write Place. Set in Bettington, Wisconsin, Collins’s book explores the effects a reported case of child neglect has on the small community. […]

The heart of the farm: Iowa poet publishes tribute to the beauty of the barn

Many years ago, Iowa poet Caroline Faidley put pen to paper and wrote a tribute to early twentieth-century farm life in Iowa. More specifically, Faidley, who turned 92 in July, wrote a poem that captured the liveliness and magic of the place she has always considered to be the very heart of the farm: the barn. This winter, her poem has grown into Hayropes & Hinges, the latest children’s book published by the Write Place. […]

Book Contest winner celebrates book release in holiday style

On December 3, amidst the twinkling Christmas trees at Thistles Flower Shop in downtown Pella, the Write Place’s 2016 Book Contest winner Jean De Vries signed copies of her novel, Bestow On Us Your Grace. The entire Write Place team was on hand to help celebrate the release of the book, our seventy-sixth title. […]




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