A message from Kimberly Stuart regarding her February 7th Book Launch for OPERATION BONNET:
Hello, dear readers! Welcome to 2011!

A new year brings a new book and oh, boy, oh, boy, am I amped up about this one.Operation Bonnet is my favorite novel so far and I’m happy to tell you it has received great pre-publication buzz. (Click on the cover to read an excerpt!) The pre-orders are strong, Publishers Weekly liked it (yippee!), reviewers have been very kind, and we even got a request from a network production company to take a look at the manuscript for a possible television series. WHAT?!?
Clearly God is a God of grace because I certainly don’t know any famous people, and the only time I was on television was when I was on The Floppy Show with a few other four-year-old nose-pickers.
The release date is February 1, 2011, and if you’re in the area, I’d love to see you at our Book Launch Par-tay at the Des Moines Central Library. We’ll be there Monday, February 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Please stop by, bring friends, and pick up a signed novel, which is a mighty fine Valentine’s gift.
Also, keep checking the blog for giveaways and such. And stop by my website to see the fresh look and lots of photos that airbrushed out my wrinkles!
Happy reading and Happy 2011~

Wendy Delsol

reads from her debut YA novel:



6:30-7:30 p.m.


Des Moines Central Library

First floor meeting rooms 1 & 2

1000 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA

(515) 283-4000



Praise for Stork:


Skillfully written and quite engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews


“Mixing folklore with romance, humor and a gutsy heroine, Delsol has created a fresh new take on the YA Paranormal.” —Eileen Cook, author of What Would Emma Do? and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood.


 “Unpredictable, masterfully put-together, and such fun.”—Nancy Werlin, author of Impossible and Extraordinary


“Mystical and moving – but full of laughter, too.” —Beth Fantaskey, author of Jessica’s Guide to Datingon the Dark Side and Jekel Loves Hyde


“Interesting myth use, enjoyable YA romance.  Norse lore & elementals in a contemporary world.” —Melissa Marr, author of the Wicked Lovely novels



Candlewick Press

ISBN-10: 0763648442

ISBN-13: 978-0763648442

Age 12 and up


*books available for purchase that evening.

Mike Manno’s new Parker Noble murder mystery, End of the Line, was just released this week.  His official Launch Party will be 6:30 July 14 at Beaverdale Books, 2629 Beaver Ave., Des Moines.  The book is also available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Books A Million.

“ . . . a delightful, humorous, feel-good mystery with a clever twist that will leave fans eager for more Parker Noble mysteries.”

Merrimon Book Reviews at Book Illuminations

“Thumbs up for a solid book.”

Dennis Collins, MyShelf.com