Carol Bodensteiner and Lance OKones on Writers’ Voices Monday May 4, 8am

Lance OKonesCarol Bodensteiner

Please join us this week for Writers’ Voices with Monica and Caroline as we hear from two local authors.

Carol Bodensteiner will join us from 1 to 1:30 to talk about her book, Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl. While she then heads to the Fairfield Public Library to give a talk at 2pm, we’ll be joined by another Iowa author, Lance OKones, from 1:30 to 2:00.

Carol Bodensteiner was raised on her family’s dairy farm in eastern Iowa. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in speech and English education, she has had a 30+ year career in public relations counseling and writing. She currently works as a freelance writer and adjunct instructor at Drake University.

Carol's first book, Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl, is a memoir about her childhood on the farm was published in 2008. In her book, Carol preserves in words for her son and generations to follow this natural, deeply textured way of life that has been nearly lost in our country.

Lance OKones has released the first in a series of childrens’ books, The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley, Book 1. Intended to be both educational and entertaining, these books chronicle the adventures of three fourth graders and the “realoscope”, which will help them acquire some moon dust for their science fair project.

Lance became interested in writing for children when he took a children’s literature course to fulfill a language arts requirement. He loves reading to his children and now grandchildren.

In an interview with the Sigourney News-Review (March 4, 2009), he was quoted as saying, “Inside your memory is a vast, deep ocean of untold stories. Seemingly little things that become family folklore.” Please join us for this entertaining hour with two of our own Iowa writers.


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