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Wanted Readers for Iowa Author Fest

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Readers wanted to come out to Iowa Author Fest at Jasper Winery, George Flagg Parkway,Des Moines; on August 6th 11:00 to 3:00. Fill your book shelves with signed books from the authors, listen to music,eat some food, sip some wine by the glass,buy by the bottle to take home,listen to authors read from their books and win a basket swag per raffle, must be present to win.

Children welcome, other drinks available other than wine.

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Feature Authors for Iowa Author Fest

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KAREN CARR  www.karenmcarr.vpweb.com

Karen’s new book published in January 2016 is Mystery at Burr Oak: A Dog Named Wang. It is a cozy mystery/romance inspired by her mother’s dog, Wang.  Another children’s book, she wrote with her 6 year old granddaughter, is currently in the publishing process (What Is That Strange Noise?).  She continues to work on a tween chapter book series and a historical Christian romance.

JOYCE KNOCKSRetired educator and a “newbie author” of two children’s books. Active with tennis, duplicate bridge, flower gardening and community volunteering. Recently read her book “I am NOT dumb and I am NOT a stinky butt!” to 2000+ Des Moines elementary students.   jmbknock@q.com.

WENDY SIEFKEN wendyand charlessifken@yahoo,com

Wendy Siefken (1966-Present) currently is a stay at home mom who works on writing stories and marketing the published books. Wendy lives on a farm with her family and enjoys reading, gardening and other activities with her family and friends. This all started as a school project for her youngest son and business partner, Charles Siefken, which has grown into a desire to be published.

CHARLES SIEFKEN (1992-present) is a recent graduate Automotive Tech School. He currently resides in rural central Iowa where he enjoys reading science fiction books and playing video games among other things. Christopher Paolini was his inspiration to become a writer.

Iowa Author Fest

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Iowa Author Fest promotes the creative arts of writing, painting, and music from Iowa. It will be held at Jasper winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone number (515) 282-9463,  August 6th,2016. The hours will be 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This year there will be twenty-five authors, a photographer, live music and food from local food vendors. Jasper winery will be selling wine by the glass as you listen to great music and buying the next novel from your favorite author. Iowa Author Fest is sponsoring a short story writing contest to Iowa high school students. top prizes will be $100, $75, and $50. The rules for the contest can be found at iowaauthorfest.wordpress…. Iowa Author Fest will be having a drawing for four gift baskets. One per hour will given away at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm. You must be present to win basket. The authors will be reading from their novels every fifteen minutes in the barrel room. Come and join in on the great time with music, food and books.

Great EBook Sale

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Great Ebook sale ‘Heaer of Surflex’ is now on sale only $2.99 June 10th throught the 17th.
Kerlia has fought to survive even before she was born because of the prophesy a child will destroy Kernel’s hold over the kingdom by healing the kingdom. Kernel’s minions search for the healer as his wizards strive to design the ultimate weapon. The minions almost capture Kerlia in the forest however she escapes by being transported to the fairy realm to begin her training to control her healing power. Kerlia must control her powers soon to protect those she loves. Can a mere child stand against the evil that has brought so many men to their knees?
Get yourrs today at amzn.to/1u92UUj or IBooks, Nook, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, and Tolino.HealerofSurflex

2016 Iowa Author Fest

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This year’s Iowa Author Fest is to be held August 6th, 11am to 3pm, at Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa. There will be limited space this year, so first come first served, sorry. Cost $40.00 per author, includes table and chair. I was planning on increasing the number of authors each year but because of downtown construction and cost we changed the venue for this year. Also we will have a room to hold fifteen minute readings for about sixteen (16) authors during our time at Jasper Winery. This will be first come first served also.

Depending on the number of books you have published, you may have to share a space with another author.

I have set up another e-mail address strictly for Iowa Author Fest and I will keep this email, B2013k@outlook.com , open for my use.

New Iowa Author Fest e-mail will be: IaAuFe@outlook.com

Thank you for participating in one or both previous two events. I look forward to seeing again this year.

Thank you

Larry Stumbo and associates.

Edits, Edits, and More Edits

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I am starting the edit from my second editor on Healer of Surflex. Each of the new editor has found corrections needed. I am so tired of putting in commas and changing words from present tense to past and vice-a-versa. LOL. It really pays to check out the credentials of people who say they are editor and can do your edits. Healer of Surflex is a prime example of what I am talking about.

My hay-wired brain would read the story the way I wanted to say and not the way I wrote it down. So I had it edited, then published it. Now I have to go back and re-do it because of the poor editing. I have only myself to blame.

With the help of Lynn Daugherty and Lynda Knapp Healer of Surflex should be polished to near perfection.

Rewrite of Healer of Surflex

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I am re-editing my fantasy ‘Healer of Surflex’. My second editor is done with edits of Healer and I wanted to share a little of the email she sent with it. :

I kind of feel sad that I have finished with Healer. The characters have all become “part of my family” and I have enjoyed getting to know them better and better as I edited the book. I know that I said earlier how I felt that there maybe should have been a little bit more (sort of a closure between Kerlia and Terian), but now I feel that Healer of Surflex ended just as it should have.

You asked before if there was any part that I did not like or that did not go with the story, I will say that there were a few places where I thought that a word or part of a sentence wasn’t necessary to “grow” the story, but they didn’t/don’t stand out enough for me to have commented on them during the editing process. The only way I would even mention them, is if you were to say that you had to “limit” the number of words, pages, chapters, etc. in order to publish the book.

I must say, however, that I think that Healer is amazing. You definitely have a talent for “making up stories” – all of the details and all of the conversations between characters. All I can say is, WOW! I also have to say that the pictures that come to mind when reading certain passages are so very clear in each and every detail. Your book had me laughing out loud sometimes, and had me being sad with tears in my eyes at other times. I wanted to reach through the computer and give you a fist bump, high five, or just say “way to go, Sue” many times.