Category Archives: Book Releases & Events

Rooting for the under-horse: New children’s book celebrates hope and courage

Fortunate: The Fabulous, Fantastic Filly, written by Debbie Brady Shellady and illustrated by Victoria Peterson Laird, is the latest children’s book published by the Write Place. It tells the true story of Fortunate, a foal that is born three weeks before she is expected. […]

Pella author illuminates the inner and outer worlds of gardening

Carol Van Klompenburg, author and retired Write Place owner, started her first flower garden 25 years ago. “When I announced my plans to plant flowers in front of our house, my husband was skeptical,” she recalled. “I had tried a vegetable garden years earlier, and it did not go well. But I found I loved flower gardening—I loved producing something of beauty.” […]

The world, the flesh, and the devil: Bussey author publishes book on Christian spirituality

“We all have problems,” said author Paul V. Zylstra of Bussey, Iowa. “We have these enemies at the root of our trials—the world, the flesh, and the devil—and through study of Scripture I’ve found that God has ways of helping us deal with them.” This is the main premise of Zylstra’s book, Our Spiritual Enemies: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil, which was published by the Write Place this spring. […]

Animals, insects, amphibians, oh my!: Iowa author publishes nature-inspired children’s book

Flitterfly, written and illustrated by Barbara Schultz of Rose Hill, Iowa, is the latest children’s book published by the Write Place. It tells the story of Flitterfly, a dragonfly who lives on the land surrounding Schultz Pond. […]

Pella author explores the power of forgiveness in juvenile fiction novel

The Joy of Forgiveness, written by Karen Fitzsimmons and illustrated by Rowena Hoover, is the latest juvenile fiction book published by the Write Place. It tells the story of Angel and Trouble, two teenagers who become best friends in spite of being as different as their names suggest. But when Angel makes the ultimate sacrifice […]




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