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Where I'll Be and Where I've Been!

Come See Me at These Upcoming Events

Come to Ankeny to meet Iowa Authors
Start your spring reading by meeting me and over 60 other local authors.  Light refreshments and door prizes add to the fun.
 

Where I've Been

Lots of People Came to Get Finely Crafted Words at the Craft Fair!
I shared my table with Susan Lawrence, another local author, and we were pleasantly surprised at how many people were interested in our books in spite of this event not being author-oriented.  I had good sales and great conversations with many people.

Short but Sweet!
 
Although this book fair was only two hours long, my illustrator, Kristina Helfert, and I met many enthusiastic readers.

Red Acre Barn Holiday Market
2 December 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3 December 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Although this popular event was mainly a crafts fair for Christmas shoppers, many people were interested in crafted words!  I shared a table with another author under the title "Iowa Authors" and many people purchased books for themselves or as gifts.  What greater present is there for an avid reader than a book?

 

The setting was beautiful and the people a joy to talk with.

8th Annual Indie Author Book Expo
4 November 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Elwell Family Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds was a great location to meet wonderful readers and to share my love of writing and encourage other authors.  

Windsor Heights Book Fair
1 October 2023, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

My illustrator, Kristina Helfert, and I joined a host of authors and enthusiastic readers at the Windsor Heights Book Fair.  Check out my guest post at their WHBF Facebook page and at Medium.

https://medium.com/@windsorheightsbookfair/common-genre-uncommon-perspectives-by-by-gayl-siegel-fadcd5c3d68d

 

 

Confessional Lutheran Homeschool League 2nd Annual Conference
20 May 2023 - Carlisle, IA

I gave a presentation entitled Worldview Windows: Teaching the Classics in Your Homeschool. The conference was well attended and it was exciting to talk to so many homeschooling families about teaching literature and enjoying reading with their children. The conference was hosted by Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Carlisle, Iowa.

Des Moines Book Festival

23 March 2023 - Des Moines, Iowa

At the Festival, I represented Word Weavers as a member of the Des Moines chapter.  Word Weavers, International is a Christian Writers' Support Group. The Des Moines Book Festival was a great venue for meeting other authors and readers .

Johnston Read Local Author Fair

25 Feb 2023 - Johnston, Iowa

My First Book Fair!

On Saturday, 25 February, I was at the Johnston Library Read Local Author Fair along with my illustrator, Kristina Helfert. I connected with readers and other authors and had a great time talking about my writing.

Author and Illustrator

Kristina made the cover and interior illustrations for Blood Stained, and her beautiful work will be prominently displayed in my upcoming book, I Know Who I Am.

Pleasant Hill Holiday Craft Fair

22 October 2022 - Pleasant Hill, Iowa

One of the joys of going to book fairs is the opportunity to meet great people and make their books more special by autographing them. 

Issues, Etc. Podcast

19 October 2022

I talked with the host, Rev. Todd Wilken about Christian fiction.  You can listen to the interview here.

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