Great Review for The DeBois Series Books 1 thru 3

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DeBois-Book-Box-set-ConvertImage Sue Raymond is a local author from Des Moines, Iowa and she has wrote a series of books that I have really enjoyed. It’s the DeBois series. Total 5 books in all and I have read the first 3. It’s a story about a U.S. Marshall and a woman and her children he is protecting for her witnessing a murder. A fake marriage is arranged and the woman and her children are moved to Iowa from New York. She has some health issues, sleep walking issues, memory issues. Her children does not like Mr. DeBois and do everything in their power to make him leave and let them go back to New York.
The case takes many turns. I would recommend this for a good read.

Review by Connie Sharpnack Capehart


Son of a Gambling Man

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Jordyn Meryl’s latest book is a Historical Romance set in 1800 New Orleans. It will be available for $.99 as an ebook in all formats until Oct 1st. Hope you like it!!

1800 New Orleans was a time of change for the city on the Mississippi River. August Decoudreau and Isabella Greenwood grew up in the shadow of the very prestige and legal prostitute establishment of The House of the Crescent Moon. Isabelle’s mother, Stella, was one of the girls of the hous…

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Want Free Books?

We have two authors on the Davenport Writes team who are looking to give away free copies of their books in exchange for some honest reviews. If you’re interested, send an email to with the title you’re requesting in the Subject Line.

Mornings in the Light: 90 Days of Encouragement by [King, Timothy]
Mornings in the Light: 90 Days of Encouragement, by Timothy King
Timothy King has written these devotionals to help kick start your day with sound Scripture and thoughts. When we start our day in the word of the Lord, we start our day right.

The audio book for Broken Nights, by brothers Matthew and Michael Davenport.
In the wake of their mother’s death, Jason and Amy Night tried to get on with their lives. While Amy buried herself in her work and taking care of their ailing father, Jason took another path.
He donned a mask and became the protector of Darden Valley. He became The Guardian. When Darden Valley comes under attack from more than just crooks and thugs, the siblings will have to lean on each other to protect their family and defend their city.
Does the Darden Valley Guardian have what it takes to protect his city while his family is under attack?

Now Available on

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Broken Nights AudiobookBroken Nights is now available on!

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Iowa Author Fest Second Annual Writing Contest

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This year Iowa Author Fest will be sponsoring a short story writing contest for Iowa High School students. All entries will be placed in an anthology. Each contestant will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology. Copies will be made available to the contestants families for purchase. The story will be judged by six local Indie authors. Short stories will be judged on originality, grammar, and spelling. Cash prizes awarded will be 1st place: $100 2nd place: $75 and 3rd place: $50. Entries deadline is: November 25th, 2016


  1. The short story is to have a cover letter with their parents and their contact information. The cover letter needs a picture of the child’s head shot and short bio of fifty words to be placed in next year’s catalog of the Fest. Only the child’s first name and last letter of their name will appear with their picture.
  2. The student is to write a short story of their choice in the length of 2500 words. Do Not place your name on the story. If your name appears on the story it will be disqualified. This way the judging will be fair as none of the judges will know who wrote the story.
  3. The story is to be double spaced, Times New Roman font, 12 point font size.
  4. Entries must be received no later than November 25th, 2016. Winners will be notified by CEO Larry Stumbo.

Mail the short story with cover letter to: Iowa Author Fest, 6120 Urbandale Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 50322.

Isn’t life just one big story?

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Joyce Knock: I have been invited by Courtney Cowder, a feature reporter at the Des Moines Register, to share my “growing up in Iowa experience ” at the Iowa State Fair. Several Iowans will be sharing their stories at the Mid American building on August 20th. It has been a fun learning experience for me as Courtney has been coaching me in the fine art of storytelling! ###…/isnt-life-just-one-big-s…

I have been invited by Courtney Cowder, a feature reporter   at the Des Moines Register,  to share my “growing up in  Iowa experience ” at the Iowa State Fair.  Several  Iowans will be …

Isn’t life just one big story?

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Joyce Knock: I have been invited by Courtney Cowder, a feature reporter   at the Des Moines Register,  to share my “growing up in  Iowa experience ” at the Iowa State Fair.  Several  Iowans will be …

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