Category Archives: Book Releases & Events

New book follows biblical journeys of Christmas

In the midst of gift buying, feast preparation, travel planning and other hectic holiday activities, it can be easy to lose sight of the real meaning of the season. A Christmas Way: The Journeys of Christmas by Dr. Bob Ford will help readers reconnect with the true spirit of the holiday through an insightful examination […]

New memoir explores thrilling life of a missionary pilot

For 15 years, Ron Farnum flew his small red-and-white airplane above the jungles of Bolivia as a missionary bush pilot. He and his family’s adventures can now be experienced in Wings of Peace, published by the Write Place. It can be purchased from the author at As a pilot for World Gospel Mission, Farnum, […]

Oskaloosa author publishes second poetry collection

Oskaloosa, Iowa, resident Jean Saxton’s second book of poems, Mind Set, expands upon her first poetry collection to express more of her thoughts on nature, antiques, everyday life, and more. Mind Set is her second poetry collection and third book published with the Write Place. It is available at the Book Vault in Oskaloosa. Jean […]

Celebrate Iowa education this fall with For All the Small Schools

Back-to-school season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than a book about Iowa schools? Barb and Dave Else will be travelling across the state this fall for book signings featuring their book For All the Small Schools: A Photographic Pursuit of Iowa’s Forgotten Schools. Stop by for a chance to meet the […]

Career educators from Iowa capture the state’s lost high schools

In a pursuit designed to rekindle memories of Iowa’s great rural schools, Barb and Dave Else drove throughout Iowa to photograph more than 230 abandoned or repurposed high school buildings. Their resulting book, For All the Small Schools: A Photographic Pursuit of Iowa’s Forgotten Schools, was called by Senator Chuck Grassley “a labor of love […]


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