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.
It’s Summer Reading Time!
Here are some NEW BOOKS from your favorite local authors!
After her divorce, Julie realized she needed a job. Taking her education into her own hands, Julie found work in Montana. Nervous to leave her home in Iowa, Julie packed up and ventured toward her new career.
Montana holds more than beautiful landscapes and a paycheck, though. Julie’s new co-worker, Maria, decided to introduce Julie to her guy and his boss, Ron. Julie and Ron can’t deny their instant attraction and are suddenly thrown into a whirlwind of emotions. At least that’s what Julie hopes, but it soon becomes apparent that Maria, Larry, and even Ron’s mother have other plans for them.
Will past relationships ruin Ron and Julie’s future? Will they be able to surmount the obstacles that have arisen before them?
Will, a Marine and single father, reluctantly returns to his hometown with his daughter, Honor. He’s led to confront events from the past as he finds himself reuniting with an old friend and his estranged brother.
While Will deals with his issues, Honor learns more about a mother that she never knew.
Will must face his fear of love and forgiveness in order to follow the path in which is laid out before him. Get it here!
Becky was living a life that she loved. She was making a decent wage and spending weekends with her fiancé, Jason. Since her father had passed, Becky had even discovered the hobby of genealogy, researching her family and their past.
A fateful trip to Maine changed everything.
Spring 1994, a trip to Maine leads to a genealogical discovery that altered her entire world-view. A ring endowed with the ability to transport her 150 years into the past has turned her hobby into an obsession that’s threatening to disrupt her life in the 20th century.
The choice becomes clear: Stop her travels to the past and repair her neglected life, or retreat to 1853 for the hope and love that’s there. Get it here!
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? Get it here!
I received an advance readers copy of ‘Broken Nights’. The Davenport guys have done a terrific job of bring out the inner super hero in us all with their main male character Jason Night. The story is a fast moving story of a guy tired of the criminal element destroying the neighborhood in which he grew up. He hatched his well laid plan after his mother dies as a victim of a senseless robbery of their hobby store. He becomes the ‘Guardian’ of the night. All too soon his efforts entwines his brainy sister, Amy, and their friends in the fight against their unknown foe. This is a fight that Jason can not afford to lose. The stakes is their very lives and the one they love. The reader is drawn deep in the emotional conflict as they can identify with the despair and the need to right the wrong done to their love ones.
During our first year at Davenport Writes, we met with a lot of local Iowa authors. Each of them had a fairly simple dream:
They want you to read their stories.
And that’s essentially how our annual anthology was born. We’ve been collecting stories, editing, and working on cover art for most of the year (the idea began in May!) and now the culmination of that work is easy for you to pick up.
It’s available everywhere.
When you’re ready to meet some new authors, or visit with some old favorites, this new anthology is your doorway into their life.
It’s Iowa’s Original Writers Anthology. It’s I.O.W.A.
By purchasing this book, you’re directly helping Local Iowa Authors increase their visibility and reach their dreams. Thank you for your support.