Category Archives: Book Releases & Events

Pella author explores untold stories of the Bible in captivating new novel

The Ninth Hour book cover
Peter, Mary Magdalene, Lazarus, Pontius Pilate—the life of Jesus Christ was peopled by fascinating men and women whose stories have long inspired writers and artists. But what about those quiet figures, the men and women who were part of the Gospels, but whose names and stories aren’t fully known? Have you ever wondered about the […]

Love stories and cinnamon rolls: Pella author publishes heartwarming new novel

Brought Us Together book cover
Just in time for the holiday season, Pella author Jean De Vries has published her second novel, Brought Us Together. The story marks the return of the Millers, an Amish family first introduced in De Vries’ Bestow On Us Your Grace, winner of the Write Place’s 2016 Book Contest. […]

Pella author publishes around-the-world memoir

Pella native Susan Kuyper loves to explore. After a childhood spent biking the streets of the small Iowa town, she went on to teach in Hong Kong, hike the mountains of Japan and Tibet, raise two sons, survive several near-death experiences and—eventually—move back to the Heartland. […]

Retired NCAA Division II conference commissioner publishes essay collection

Just in time for the holidays, Dr. Bob Boerigter—retired commissioner of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), an NCAA Division II conference—has published a collection of personal essays titled Things Were Different Then. […]

Iowa author celebrates Amana Colonies with A, B, C “kinderbuch”

A, B, C: The Amana Colonies book cover
Each year, thousands of tourists travel to the Amana Colonies—the largest National Historic Landmark in Iowa. Settled by German immigrants, this cluster of villages is home to vibrant festivals, unique shops and well-known restaurants. […]