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JohnnyOla's picture
Aug.21.2013
  Iowa Man Shoots, Kills Escaped Convict.   That headline is better to read than:   Escaped Convict Kills Iowa Couple, Steals Cell Phones.       For you gun-hating liberals out there, here is a story I’m sure you will want to keep quiet.   Jerome Mauderly, 71, and...
anita-sinclair's picture
Aug.08.2013
"So what?” you may well ask. For starters, I'm a better writer. Plus, I've finished my first novel, "Hummingbird" starring PI McElroy (yay!).  The third edit of which was critiqued by my distinguished professor at Iowa Writers Workshop, who said that even after a solid two weeks of reading...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Jan.20.2013
There are few places on earth where nature seems so close you can touch it at any moment. Our cities and towns so easily separate us from the wilds. Yet there are communities that through circumstance or through planning avail themselves to the natural attributes of location or environment and are...
manny-pacheco's picture
Mar.05.2012
      If you love The Duke, the Iowa Theatre, right on Winterset’s Courthouse Square, will be screening his iconic film The Quiet Man… read below: Join your fellow enthusiasts at a special reception in the garden at John Wayne’s birthplace. You can meet...
kyle-scott's picture
Jan.04.2012
After an endless run up to the Iowa caucuses we know now what we have always known. Romney is the inevitable nominee.    And here is why.....   http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/red/sfl-iowa-conservatives-romn...
michelle-hoover's picture
May.19.2011
1.    Some great questions came my way from a recent book club meeting, so I thought I'd share them with everybody.  Enjoy!  Where did you get the idea for the two main characters?  What research did you do for the book? The book is loosely based on a journal my great-grandmother wrote in the last...
michelle-hoover's picture
May.15.2011
I must say I was pleased as punch with all the yahoos over my last post about taking an unpaid year off from my job to write.   And I’m late posting this particular update because I’ve started doing exactly that—writing.  I haven’t felt this content in years.  But truthfully, the most scary part of...
michelle-hoover's picture
Apr.01.2011
So I finally did it.  I told my boss I needed a year off from my teaching job at Boston University in order to turn in a solid draft of my next novel to my agent.  Goal:  last day of August 2012 (when I turn forty).  I am thrilled and terrified.  No salary, no health insurance, loads of time.  I’m...
michelle-hoover's picture
Apr.01.2011
So I finally did it.  I told my boss I needed a year off from my teaching job at Boston University in order to turn in a solid draft of a my next novel to my agent.  Goal:  last day of August 2012 (when I turn forty).  I am thrilled and terrified.  No salary, no health insurance, loads of time.  I’...
michelle-hoover's picture
Aug.03.2010
(While I'm traveling for the book, I have little time to keep my blog updated.  (Apologies!)  Here's a "new-to-you" entry that was published as an original essay on the great Powells.com.  Go to www.powells.com/blog/?p=20826 to take a look.) Listen to the voices Studs Terkel collected in...