Category Archives: Book Releases & Events

Military adventure novel now available in print

In 2015, the Write Place published Different Deserts, Same Stars by Jake Joyce—a thrilling military adventure that takes place during Operation Desert Storm—as an e-book. Now, the story is being re-released in a printed edition. […]

Celebrating Gary: Daughter of Vermeer Corporation’s founder pens new family history

In 2008, the Write Place published In Search of a Better Way: The Lives and Legacies of Gary and Matilda Vermeer in celebration of Vermeer Corporation’s sixtieth anniversary. Now, almost 10 years later, Gary and Matilda’s daughter and former Vermeer CEO Mary Andringa has partnered with the Write Place to publish a companion history: Remembering Dad: Gary Vermeer’s Daughter Recalls His Life and Legacy. […]

New children’s book celebrates Pella’s Dutch heritage

In 1847, 800 Hollanders made the long journey to Iowa from the Netherlands and founded the town of Pella. This fall, that story is being celebrated by the Pella Historical Society and Museums with A Place to Call Home, the latest children’s book published by the Write Place. Written by Rachel Line of Wahpeton, North Dakota, and illustrated by Sallie DeReus of Pella, A Place to Call Home tells the story of Jakob, a 10-year-old boy who has just arrived in Pella with his family. […]

Magical nutcracker goes on Christmas adventure in new children’s book

The Little Lost Nutcracker, written by Colfax author Shannon Kotz, is the latest children’s book published by the Write Place. Illustrated by Kotz’s son, Vinny, The Little Lost Nutcracker tells the story of Grant, a nutcracker who leaves a special heart-shaped walnut at children’s bedsides on Christmas Eve. There is only one rule Grant must follow: He must never be seen while leaving the walnut, or he will lose his nutcracker magic. […]

Not just frozen pizza: Exploring the transition to adulthood and continued Catholic faith in college

Young adults face a host of exciting and sometimes intimidating challenges when they leave home. For a Catholic college student, one of the biggest challenges is deciding how to live out their faith. Lake City, Iowa, author Jennifer Redenius explores this question in What Now?: A College Student’s Guide to Continued Catholic Faith, the latest devotional published by the Write Place. […]