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.
Michelle Lynn Brown deals with something the world does not even blink an eye over anymore, premarital sex and the sin it is that separates a person from God’s love and forgiveness.
Renee Winters has lived under the shadow of her mother’s sinful life starting with her own conception. When her mother’s foster parents and friends turned their backs on Renee’s mother’s pregnancy, she turned from God to alcohol and prostitution to support herself and her baby, Renee. Now eighteen, Renee, struggles to keep herself pure and acceptable to God. The only person who does not have issues with her, is Ian McKnight. Ian has a reputation of being a ‘Bad’ boy. But he has never treated Renee with anything but respect in fact he calls her his beautiful angel.
After having been nearly sexually assaulted by one of her mother’s johns, Renee seeks comfort from the only one who can relate to what she is going through, Ian.
Only comfort turns to something they were not ready to handle. Ian realizes this as he watches Renee sleeping. Ian leaves, running away to army to prevent him from witnessing the hatred he knew in his heart Renee would have when she woke and had time to allow things to sink in of what they had done. Renee awakes to find Ian gone and her mother’s words comes home to haunt her, that Renee was just like her and all men were after just one thing. Renee vows to God this will never happen again and she would never become her mother.
Eight years later, Renee is the worship leader, and leader of their Church group, ‘Brides for Christ’. In Renee’s eyes, she has kept her vow to God and is a good Christian woman living for God. However Christ uses her past to show Renee that she is trying to be a Christian on her own strength instead of surrendering all of her life and not just part of it for His forgiveness and healing by bringing Ian McKnight back into her life.
Now Renee must decide how to deal with the hidden sins of her past or continue to live in denial and the affection of a good Christian man, Elliot.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Lady Laindora dwells in the imagination of author Sue Raymond. There many tales are spun of adventure with dragons, wizards, knights, and spells. Lady Laindora’s first novel is Healer of Surflex. Sue writes crime murder mystery DeBois series and a drama novel Resin La Rock. Five children books loom in the future.
ANN MORRIS http://www.authorannmorris.comWriting is both a method of communication and a means of expression. When I write children’s books in English and Spanish, I am not only writing learning experiences for children, but the books also serve as motivational learning for those studying the respective languages
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.
Author Kathryn Daugherty will be having a great sale on her novel ‘She Promised Her Heart you can find the sale at Super Special Sunday Sale June 12th !
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The super sale will run from 1pm (GMT) 8am (EST) it is listed on their Women’s Fiction list and will be priced at $2.99, it will be available from Amazon Kindle UK, Amazon Kindle US, Amazon Kindle CA, Nook US, Kobo. Once the daily email has been sent, your book will also be featured on ebookSoda’s website. http://www.eboksoda.com