Category Archives: Book Contest

Beloved Orange City veterinarian publishes contest-winning memoir

A.J. Neumann and Renae Vander Schaaf
Get Up, Get Going: Tales of a Country Veterinarian by Dr. A.J. Neumann, D.V.M., and Renae B. Vander Schaaf is a treasure almost 93 years in the making. The captivating memoir—and winner of the 2018 Write Place Book Contest—chronicles the life of “Doc” Neumann… […]

91 years in the making: Memoir of celebrated Northwest Iowa veterinarian wins 2018 Write Place Book Contest

If the fascinating tale of a life that stretches through the Depression, World War II, and a decades-long career serving the farm families and animals of Northwest Iowa sounds intriguing, let us introduce you to Get Up, Get Going, winner of the 2018 Write Place Book Contest. […]

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. […]

2016 Book Contest winner to host book signing

Book Contest Winner Jean De Vries will take part in a book signing in Pella on December 3.
Local author Jean De Vries will be signing copies of her first novel, Bestow On Us Your Grace, at Thistles Flower Shop in Pella on Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.! The event will celebrate the holiday release of De Vries’s book, winner of the Write Place 2016 Book Contest. […]

Overcoming the impossible: Family, faith, and love triumph in 2016 Book Contest Winner

Winner of the 2016 Write Place Book Contest, Bestow On Us Your Grace by Jean De Vries of Pella, Iowa, is the latest novel published by the Write Place. Told through the eyes of a very unlikely couple, an 18-year-old expectant mother and her Amish neighbor, Bestow On Us Your Grace is a heartwarming story about family, faith, and love. […]