Category Archives: Book Releases & Events

Tails are wagging for new children’s book by Oskaloosa authors

Dan and Mary Nance of Oskaloosa are celebrating the release of their first children’s book, Greubie and the Cats, which was published by the Write Place this fall. Enlivened by illustrations from local artist Victoria Peterson-Laird, this heartwarming tale of the enduring power of friendship is perfect for young readers and animal lovers alike. […]

A dynamic duo: Mother and son publish superpowered children’s book

Author Shannon Basinger-Kotz and her 11-year-old son and illustrator, Vinny M.R. Kotz, are flying high after the release of their latest children’s book, Hero of the Black Hills. It’s the third book they’ve published with the Write Place since the summer of 2017… […]

Mother-and-son team publishes new children’s book

Twenty-three years ago, Pella author Karen Fitzsimmons and her son, Cory, wrote Don’t Look Back—the tale of a little boy who overcomes his fear of walking to school alone. Cory, eight years old at the time, got out his markers and created illustrations complete with dinosaurs, bats, and giant robots… […]

Twin sisters publish heartwarming memoir about family, travel, and faith

Our Story: Living Under God’s Umbrella of Care by Erma and Elva Vos of Pella is the latest memoir published by the Write Place. In warm and inviting tones, the Vos sisters describe everything from their birth in August 1935 on a farm near Sully, Iowa, to their whirlwind travels in their retirement years. […]

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… […]


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