Guest Authors at the Montezuma Writer’s Conference!

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We are so thrilled to be guest authors the the Montezuma, IA Writers conference that will be held on September 21st of this year!  Debbie Parker and her husband J.O. Parker who are the owners of the printing company of Our Front Porch has been featuring the writers conference for 4 years now since 2010. They have a great line up of people who will be guest authors as well as a crime lab specialist who will be doing a presentation! the link can be found here and this is the information from the site.

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We are excited to announce that the 2013 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference will be held on Saturday, September 21 in Montezuma, Iowa at the Montezuma Community School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Authors scheduled to lead presentations at the 2013 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference are: Maribeth Boelts, Kevin Hansen, Jennifer Wilson, Calla Devlin, Catherine Knepper, Charles & Wendy Siefken, Lee Collins, Kathryn Daugherty, Michael Van Natta and Rachel Aukes with editor Stephanie Riva. We will also have a very special presentation lead by Amy Pollpeter of the Crime Lab that you won’t want to miss!

Prizes for our 2013 fiction writing contest are $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The rules are: fiction, no more than 2500 words, 1 entry per person, $5 entry fee. The deadline for submitting entries is Sept. 9. Winners will be announced at the 2013 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference (need not be present to enter or win).

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity! Author and creative writing professor Kali VanBaale will be offering manuscript consultations at the 2013 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference on Saturday, Sept. 21 for only $35 (plus conference admission – $25). Deadline for submissions is September 7th.

This web site is currently under construction. If you would like a pre-registration form sent to you, please email us at

Our Front Porch Books publishing house, located in Montezuma, Iowa, is the proud publisher of two Iowa photography books, Iowa’s Tradition: An ABC Photo Album of the Iowa State Fair and Family Reunion: Midwest Old Threshers, both by J.O. Parker and Debbie Tindle Parker.

Our Front Porch Books also offers freelance design and layout, proofreading, book marketing and typesetting. We also offer various photography options. If you have any of the above needs, please call (641) 990-8026 for details.



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