Members

Here you’ll find a list of our members and links to our published members’ websites.  Just click on their name and you’ll be whisked away to their site where you can read all about them and the books they have published. Check them out!

 

Sage Beldame

 

Hi, I’m Sage Beldame. I write romantic fantasy. I’ve been told I’m a wise old woman.  Age quit being an issue many, many years ago. I write about love and magic and happily ever after with a supernatural twist.

 

 

 

Mary Freeman Boardman

I’m Mary Freeman Boardman and I write inspiration along with my brother, Bura Randolph Freeman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Bolin

Hello, I’m Mary Bolin, and I’m excited to join the realm of fiction authors. Previous creative endeavors include a degree in interior design and a “master’s” in building kiddie parade floats. In the days of yore, my son and daughter would parade as hero and heroine transported atop their red, Radio Flyer wagon disguised as summertime adventures. My adult children have since left home and my quest to finish my first novel continues. It is a sizzling, medieval romance set in 1163 England. After that, of course, comes the sequel. Future plans include crafting a child-favorite storybook and a memoir regaling childhood tales from the farm.

 

 

 

 

 

Pat BrownPat Brown returns to writing after a hiatus of running for local political office and advancing her husband’s career and taking care of her family.  She says the writing group has been so supportive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arson Burns

Arson Burns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M. L. Carr

Hello, I’m M.L. Carr.  I was the newest member of this group, but not for long!  I’ve already been replaced by another newbie. Come on and join us. My first book, That Perfect Place, was published in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felicia Cass

Felicia Cass is a retired media and technology executive. Ms. Cass spent 25 years in television and newspapers, becoming a group publisher for Lee Enterprises.

As the media business model eroded ,Cass switched gears running a small technology company as general manager for five years before retiring to her garden and studio.

Ms. Cass now spends her days writing and painting from her perch in her garden shed/studio and advocating for her community to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

 

 

Amara Clay

Hello I am Amara Clay, hot and spicy with a touch of sweetness and a whole lot of chocolate is the name of my game. For fun and adventure please come and visit me and all my friends here at The Iowa Writer’s Corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Lee Coulter

I’m Jamie Lee Coulter.  I write non-fiction.  I guess I’m the positive one of the bunch.  I try to look on the bright side of everything.  It’s not the easiest thing to do but I should at least get an “A” for the effort. My first book, The Other Side of Hell: Or How I Survived Living With A Drug Addict has earned me fan mail from all over the world and I love hearing from all my fans. Hearing their stories keeps me inspired.

 

 

 

 

Darrel Day

Hello everybody, my name’s Darrel Day.  Author of 6 suspense novels and a series titled The Forest Has Ears. Quitting is Never an Option… It’s never goodbye, only see you later.

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Bob W. Dunbar, the author of two historical novels. The first, The Holy Sabbath  Morning: a Novel of the Alamo, tells the story of the famous battle from the pints of view of participants on both sides.  The later one, To Fame’s Proud Cliff, deals with the relationship between two of the most remarkable men in American History: Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson. I am currently editing a contemporary novel called “Between the Winds: the Odyssey of the Walkin’ Dude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. Nelson FreemanH. Nelson Freeman is a Vietnam Veteran. He is a retired Police Sergeant with thirty years of experience in the police intelligence field, and held a court certified record as a polygraph examiner, fingerprint expert, and handwriting examiner. He served on five ships during his naval service and retired as a Master Sergeant from the Iowa National Guard. His first book, Mission: East Solomons, was published in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birdie HawksBorn in Iowa, Birdie Hawks and her husband live on an acreage with 6 dogs. They have two sons, are grandparents and great grandparents. Birdie is retired from the Iowa Army National Guard. Both she and her husband write novels. Birdie’s first novel, No Regrets, No Doubts, was published in 2014. Her second novel was published in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Francesca HawleyHi. I’m Francesca Hawley and I’m a fat chick. A woman with dangerous curves just like my heroines.

In a Francesca Hawley romance, my readers will find authentic, sensual, fat heroines who love and are loved by their intense, passionate, and seductive Alpha heroes. I hope you enjoy their dangerous curves just as much as their hunky heroes do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PJ Hick

Hi. I’m P.J. Hick. I write mystery novels. I published my first book, Visions, five years ago and my next book, Dodge, is due out this summer. I am a country girl at heart. I enjoy riding horses and walking in the sunshine when I am not writing.

 

 

 

 

 

No Photo Person

 

Hi, I’m N.H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce Knock

Hello, I’m Joyce Knock. I’m a retired educator and “newby author” of two children’s books. I’m also an avid supporter of rights and opportunities for all children, men and women. I’m also active as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children), a relief manager at the Ronald McDonald House, a reading mentor with the Drake University Adult Reading Program and a volunteer at the Women’s Prison at Mitchellville, IA. I am the Founder and Director of the Levi Knock “pay it forward” Foundation, a 501 c non-profit that provides scholarships [not to exceed $250] in the Arts and Sciences. In my leisure time, I Enjoy writing prose and poetry, playing duplicate bridge, tennis and flower gardening.

 

 

 

 

 

No Photo Person

 

Hi, I’m Lisa M. Madole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Masterson

Hello, I’m Victoria Masterson. My first book, Left of the Left Bank was published in 2015. Hope you enjoy it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Maulsby

Dennis Maulsby is a retired bank president living in Ames, Iowa. His poems and short stories have appeared in The North American Review, Passager, The Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Briarcliff Review, and on National Public Radio’s Themes & Variations. His Vietnam War poetry book, Remembering Willie, won silver medal book awards from two national veterans’ organizations. His second book of poetry, Frissons, a collection of haiku and senryu was published in 2012. Some of the poems in this book have been set to classical music and may be heard at his website: www.dennismaulsby.com. Prolific Press released a third book of poetry, Near Death/Near Life, in 2015. The book has since received a gold medal award from the Military Writers Society of America, was named a winner-finalist in the USA Book News contest, and nominated for the da Vinci Eye Award for cover art. His latest book of linked short stories, Free Fire Zone, was released by Prolific Press in November 2016. It has been named a finalist in the International Book Awards contest in the Science Fiction category. The book has been reviewed by the Military Writers Society of America and received a 2017 silver medal award. Maulsby is a past president (2012 – 2014) of the Iowa Poetry Association. As of year-end 2016, sixty-three of his poems have been individually published in various journals, forty percent of which have won awards, ranging from honorable mentions to first place. Out of nine short stories published, five have won awards.

 

Leeza McBride

I’m Leeza McBride.  I write mystery/suspense.  Been doing it for awhile now.  Always trying to figure out another way to kill somebody (Insert maniacal laughter!), accidentally of course!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartenn Mills

Bartenn Mills was born and raised in the upper mid-west but after moving north, south, east and west she settled in a small Iowa town where she raised a family without bloodshed and currently works fulltime at a respectable job, certainly nothing that would suggest a life of fictional crime.

Along the way she gathered a few contest awards and published several short stories and poems. Her debut novel Bishop to Queen’s Knight was closely followed by Bishop Bewitched. Both books feature her fictional detective Vincent Bishop who denies ever talking to ghosts – he only listens. Her most recent novel, Vanilla Lies, is set in 1985 when computers were young and murder wasn’t so innocent.

In the wee hours of the morning you can find her solving imaginary murders.

 

 

 

Christian Powers

Christian Powers writes sci-fi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MaggieRivers

Hi, I’m Magnolia Rivers.  Folks just call me Maggie.  I’ve been writing since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.  I sold my first piece of writing at the ripe old age of 20!  That was it.  I saw my name in print and I was hooked.  I write erotic romance and in addition to my own books, I also write as one of The Stiletto Girls and have a blast doing that.

I enjoy meeting and talking with fans.  You keep me inspired!

 

 

 

Emma RobuckEmma Robuck is married to the love of her life, Harold and they have three cats, Mingin, Barnes and Noble. She is a nurse and a dreamer and loves to write a happily ever after. Her first book is entitled Recipe for a Happy Kitchen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mica RossiMica Rossi was born in New York state, the oldest of three children.  Her first story was a stapled-together book of penmanship paper entitled “The Snow Day.”  It was ‘published’ in her 2nd grade classroom by her teacher and illustrated entirely in blue crayon.  Since that time, she has written three novels and countless short stories, most of which have not been published. Once in a Blue Moon, published in May of 2014, is her first full-length novel. Now working as a paralegal to pay the bills, Mica hopes someday to make writing her full-time career.

 

 

 

 

C. Deanne Rowe

Hi. I’m C. Deanne Rowe. I am a contemporary romance author who was born in the South so I love writing about small southern towns like in my Valley Series and Cowboy Temptation Series. I also write steamier romances in the Stiletto Series as one of The Stiletto Girls.  I’m having a lot of fun telling my stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emmalee Saunders

EmmaLee Saunders lives in a little cottage on top of a nice hill overlooking the Atlantic ocean on the coast of Scotland. She lives there with her groundskeeper Angus and a cute Hielan Coo (Highland Cow) in a pen outside the cottage . Angus keeps the flowers cut and the mistress satisfied and is more than willing to do the research needed for the stories that EmmaLee writes.

 

 

 

 

E.J. Whitmer

E.J. Whitmer is a young-ish Iowa native who spends her days working in marketing and design. After spending hundreds of evenings reading and dreaming of her own fictional characters, she decided to put them in writing. When she is not working or writing she likes to spend her free time cooking, crafting, attending sports events, harassing her outrageously good-looking husband, or playing with her cat, Capone,and Boston Terrier, Rowdie.  Her first book, Power Surge, is available on Amazon.  Her third, ah, “book” is Wyatt Everest Whitmer 7lb 1/2oz, 18.5 inches.  Now that’s a “book” to be proud of!  He’s going to follow in mama’s footsteps and become a writer.

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Wood

Kathryn Wood grew up in a small town in southern Iowa. She taught second grade and declares it is the very best grade to teach. She also spent several years working in doctors’ offices and subsequently solving problems on the phone with concerned mothers, listening to their worried questions and providing answers such as, “No, you don’t put the suppository in your little boy’s cereal.”

After nearly 25 years of employment with an insurance company in Des Moines, Iowa, she retired and says she has much more she wants to learn and do.  One of those things was writing her first book.