May 08, 2013
“In Patrick Irelan’s new short story collection, The Miracle Boy, it doesn’t take long for the magical to seem ordinary, and pretty soon the ordinary becomes magical. It’s a collection of humor and wonder that will make you take a fresh look at the...
Apr 07, 2013
from the president’s blog; Steve Semken of Ice Cube Press will be taking pitches at the upcoming conference, May 2-4. I love his advice for beginning writers. It is so true. Never hide your light under a barrel. I know it seems like there...
Mar 02, 2013
Winter, 2013, Tall Corn Book Talk episode with Robert Sessions on his book Becoming Real: Finding Authenticity in an Age of Distractions Tall Corn Book Talk, Winter, 2013 with Robert Sessions
Mar 02, 2013
Tall Corn Book Show, Fall, 2012, featuring Ethel Barker’s For The Love of Pete: An Orphan Train Story
Oct 31, 2012
Love and Other Delusions Love and Other Delusions is Larry Baker’s newest contribution to Florida fiction, which includes The Flamingo Rising (1997) and A Good Man (2009). Baker lives in Iowa City and is honored on the Iowa Literary Walk of Fame, but he...
Oct 26, 2012
The Fall Tall Corn Book Talk for 2012 is out, our guest author is Ethel Barker, author of the new historical fiction novel on Orphan Train, For The Love of Pete . We also talk about creativity, farming, the role of historical fiction in young adults and tell a joke or two.
Oct 02, 2012
Check out this cool story on Farmscape with Grist Magazine: Drama for your farmer: A play captures the demise of the small farm
Aug 28, 2012
“Ethel Barker’s novel is rich in the kind of detail that brings a past era to vivid life. Readers young and old will feel as though they are riding on that orphan train and braving the unknown in the wilds of Iowa! Best of...
Aug 16, 2012
September 27- 30: South Dakota Book Fair Sioux Falls, SD October 10 Prairie Lights Bookstore Iowa City, IA October 25 Hearst Center for the Arts Cedar Falls, IA October 28th Iowa Author Fair...
Apr 13, 2012
The Juggler by Jeanette Hopkins and Stormy Mochal is a finalist for the Midwest Independent Book publisher Association’s Midwest Book of the Year Award in the Children’s category. Congratulations Excellent Joy by Mike Rosmann is a finalist in the Foreword Reviews Book of the...