The Mad Author
Jean Tennant


Posted Friday, December 2, 2011, at 9:57 AM
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  • I am always amazed at the new stories that come out every year. One of the authors commented to me that what Jean is doing is wonderful--preserving stories that need to be told. I think it is also wonderful that she provides a place for writers to have our work printed. The book is a great addition to the series.

    If you are interested in meeting some of the authors, you might attend one of the folowing up-coming events:

    Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9:30-noon; Library; 905 South Market Street, Lake Park

    Friday, Dec. 16 at 3:00; Porch on Main; 307 9th Street, Sibley

    Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:00; Roger's Taco Night, Main Steet, May City

    Satruday Dec. 17 at 10:00; MaeBs 50 N 2nd Ave. SW, Hartley

    -- Posted by Betty Taylor on Mon, Dec 5, 2011, at 9:07 AM

    -- Posted by Betty Taylor on Mon, Dec 5, 2011, at 9:18 AM
  • I am so pleased that Jean has been able to continue her series of books. Not only do people get to share their stories and photos that otherwise would only be family stories and photos, but they make connection with the other story authors in the book.

    Marjorie Davis Arp

    Marion, Iowa

    -- Posted by Orphan Annie on Tue, Dec 6, 2011, at 1:09 PM
  • I picked up the book "Amber Waves of Grain" last year for my father for his birthday. I decided to read it first, ran through it in a couple of days and liked it so much that I had to go out and buy the other 2, "Walking Beans" and "Knee High." Then my husband wanted to read them, and the books became so dog-eared that i had to buy new books for my father.

    I love seeing stories written by people who live in Spencer and Spirit Lake, but the stories by the authors from other states are just as good. They bring back memories, laughter and the occasional tear.

    I've already bought the new one, and am trying to get up my courage to submit a story of my own.

    THANK YOU for providing these books to those of us who love to read about days gone by.

    -- Posted by charliegarrett on Wed, Dec 7, 2011, at 10:25 AM
  • This blog was a fascinating peek into how a book is created and esp how a project can grow to be so much more than expected.

    This blog, each time it's posted, teaches me something new. I look forward to it, and have printed out each one to keep in a folder for future referral. Whenever I feel discouraged about my own writing, about writer's block and the cold reality of rejection, I read through the earlier posts and always find something to lift my spirits.

    -- Posted by farmergirl.sp on Mon, Dec 12, 2011, at 8:14 AM
  • Please...What is the deadline for submissions for,"Sowing Wild Oats.? Storyteller

    -- Posted by wordgardener on Tue, Jun 4, 2013, at 4:22 PM
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