Category Archives: Book Releases & Events

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… […]

Pella author opens the door to understanding for families with mentally ill children

Author Bev Roozeboom of Pella is celebrating the release of A Day in the Life—a powerful book that takes an in-depth look into the lives of families whose children have chronic mental health disorders. […]

Mother and son honor St. Jude’s in new holiday children’s book

Author Shannon Basinger-Kotz and her eleven-year-old son and illustrator Vinny M.R. Kotz have a gift for weaving holiday magic. Last Christmas, they published their first book, The Little Lost Nutcracker. This year, they are celebrating… […]

Decorah eagles soar in new children’s book

In 2011, the bald eagles of Decorah became an internet sensation when researchers at the Raptor Research Project began live streaming footage from a webcam installed near their nest. Seven years later, millions of viewers around the world still tune in each spring… […]

Serás tú mi amigo?: Pella author publishes bilingual children’s book celebrating friendship

In her latest children’s book—Will You Be My Friend?/Serás tú mi amigo?—Pella author Karen Fitzsimmons has a simple message: While it feels good to have a friend, it feels great to be a friend. “I wanted to get across to young readers what being a true friend is all about,” she said. […]


* = required field