PAL Holiday Mixer

January 21, 2013

 

 

 

PAL members gathered in December 2012 at Beaverdale Books for a holiday mixer.

Back row, left to right: Mary Kay Shanley, Joyce Rupp, Lisa Victoria, Eileen Boggess, Dorothia Rohner, Wendy Delsol, Kali VanBaale, Sharelle Byars Moranville, Mary Lee Woods, Anita Carter, Dawn Eastman

Front row, left to right: Colleen Bradford Krantz, Linda Hunter, Jan Blazanin, Wini Moranville, Rebecca Janni

 
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DMACC’s third annual iWeek, March 5-8, will focus on The Power of Imagination. Featured keynote speaker will be Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. Mary Kay Shanley will be present the keynote Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in Ellipse [commons area], and will repeat her presentation at 2:30 Wednesday in Room 121E.  Her topic: Write Yourself Right Out of the Box. To outsiders, the art of writing appears to be mysterious, complex and elusive. How do you weave thoughts, plots and internal stories together? Does it take a jackhammer to destroy writer’s block? What could possibly erase the fear of failing that causes some not to even try writing? Good questions, but most important to consider: cultivating the ability to free your creative, innovative Writerly Self and the wisdom to trust you’ll produce quality. For more information:  http://www.dmacc.edu/iweek

PAL 2012 Update

February 9, 2012

February 8: Is this a writer's chair or a reader's chair?

Update: PAL of Central Iowa 2012

 

The Published Authors’ Liaison of Central Iowa continues to be an active group with the mission of sharing information and assisting one another with promotional support. Check out our growing list of members:

Jan Blazanin

http://www.janblazanin.com

FAIREST OF THEM ALL

A & L DO SUMMER

Eileen Boggess

http://www.eileenboggess.com/

MIA THE MEEK

MIA THE MAGNIFICENT

MIA THE MELODRAMATIC

Sharelle Byars Moranville

http://www.sharellebyarsmoranville.com

A HIGHER GEOMETRY

THE SNOWS

OVER THE RIVER

THE PURPLE RIBBON

THE HOP*

Colleen Bradford Krantz

http://colleenbradfordkrantz.wordpress.com

TRAIN TO NOWHERE: INSIDE AN IMMIGRANT DEATH INVESTIGATION

Wendy Delsol

http://www.wendydelsol.com

STORK

FROST

THE MCCLOUD HOME FOR WAYWARD GIRLS

FLOCK*

Jill Hathaway

http://www.jillhathaway.com

SLIDE

Rebecca Janni

http://www.rebeccajanni.com

EVERY COWGIRL NEEDS A HORSE

EVERY COWGIRL NEEDS RIDING BOOTS

JAMMY DANCE

Mike Manno

http://www.mikemanno.com

MURDER MOST HOLY

END OF THE LINE

Wini Moranville

http://chezbonnefemme.com

THE BONNE FEMME COOKBOOK

Lisa Morlock

http://www.lisamorlock.com/

TRACK THAT SCAT

Sarvinder Naberhaus

http://www.sarvinder.com

BOOM BOOM

Dorothia Rohner

http://www.dorothiarohner.com

EFFIE’S IMAGE

NUMBERS IN A ROW

Susan Schmid

LOST TIME

Mary Kay Shanley

http://www.marykayshanley.com

SHE TAUGHT ME TO EAT ARTICHOKES

THE MEMORY BOX

RHYTHM OF THE SEASONS—A JOURNEY BEYOND LOSS

WHEN I THINK ABOUT MY FATHER

OUR STATE FAIR—IOWA’S BLUE RIBBON STORY

Sparkle Abbey (Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter)

http://www.sparkleabbey.com

DESPERATE HOUSEDOGS

GET FLUFFY*

KITTY, KITTY BANG, BANG*

Kimberly Stuart

http://www.kimberlystuart.com

BALANCING ACT

BOTTOM LINE

ACT TWO

STRETCH MARKS

OPERATION BONNET

Kali VanBaale

http://kalivanbaale.com

THE SPACE BETWEEN

Jennifer Wilson

http://www.jennifer-wilson.com

RUNNING AWAY TO HOME

*Denotes a future release.

Exciting news. The ALA, American Library Association, included Wendy Delsol’s Stork in its nominations for Best Fiction for Young Adults. It’s among some impressive titles: Suzanne Collins’s Mockingjay, Alice Hoffman’s Green Witch, Carolyn Mackler’s Tangled, Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid, and the mysterious Pittacus Lore’s I am Number Four.

The final list will be determined at the ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in January of 2011.

What: Once again, the Iowa Center for the Book,the Iowa Library Association, and this year, the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature along with the Coralville and Iowa City Public Libraries are partnering to bring together another amazing array of Iowa authors. “The Write Stuff: Iowa Author Fair 2010” will feature some 50 authors who are living and writing in Iowa and who have published a recent book of general interest. It is free and open to the general public. Barnes & Noble of Coralville will sell copies of participating authors’ works on site that evening. Last year’s Iowa Author Fair held at the Des Moines Public Library drew nearly 500 people. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend some time visiting with several PAL authors, purchase books and have them signed.

When: Wednesday, October 13th, 6:30-8:30pm. Free and open the public.

Where: Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St., Coralville, IA

Contact: Elyse Miller at 319-248-1850

Beaverdale Books hosted the launch for Mike Manno’s END OF THE LINE, book two in the Parker Noble series. 

From Mike’s blog:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Standing room only for launch party

A STANDING ROOM ONLY throng crowded into Beaverdale Books Wednesday night for the launch party for my latest mystery, End of the Line. Guests were treated to goodies which included cookies and my special “red herrings.” Not only did the folks snap up dozens of copies of my new book, the copies of my first book, Murder Most Holy, were also flying out of the store. We had a great time with many friends and guests, including young adult (YA) and women’s fiction novelist Wendy Delsol. (Check out Wendy’s new YA novel STORK.) If you missed the event and would still like an autographed copy of either book, stop by the store at 2629 Beaver Avenue, Suite 1, Des Moines or call 515-279-5400 with your credit card for a mail order.

PAL member, Susan Maupin Schmid’s YA sci-fi novel, LOST IN TIME, has been selected as a Florida Sunshine State Young Reader Award nominee.

Click here for the complete list.