Where would authors and readers be without libraries – those storied gathering places that connect us to each other and the written word?

My Fall Frenzy tour began Indie Author Day at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, continued at a Bettendorf Public Library Read Local evening dedicated to local authors, and continued in Marion at the Celebrate Writing mini-conference.

The tour wraps up with the Book Bums Workshop November 5th at the library in West Liberty, Iowa. In between, I’ll spend time with readers and other authors at one of small town Iowa’s best kept secrets, the Maquoketa Art Experience, and enjoy a panel discussion on writing romance at Muscatine Community College.

Here’s to the organizers, the volunteers, and hosts who facilitate connecting authors with readers. And a heartfelt thank you to the librarians and everyone who ensures the doors to learning, entertainment and imagination exploration stay open to all.

Here’s my Fall Frenzy schedule. I look forward to seeing you and signing your copy of “Belonging,” “Heartland,” and “Reservations”!

Author Book Signing
Maquoketa Art Experience – new location!
124 S. Main Street – Maquoketa, IA
Saturday, October 29 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Writers on the Avenue hosts
Fall Fiction Workshop Series – Writing the Romance
Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado St. Strahan Hall Room 27
Thursday, November 3 – 6-8 p.m.
Panelists: Francesca Hawley, Teresa LaBella and Dionne Witt

Book Bums Workshop – West Liberty Public Library
400 N. Spencer Street – West Liberty, IA
Saturday, November 5 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Character Development discussion @ 11 a.m. with authors Debra Barry, Mary Howard and Teresa LaBella
Romance writers breakout session @ 2 p.m. with authors Leigh Michaels, Amy Manneman and Teresa LaBella
Another fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from Iowa’s finest authors!