Thomas Hotka

The Woodward Library Foundation is pleased to present

Thomas Hotka

 

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Thom Hotka has been writing and drawing his science fiction/adventure comic “Nextuus: The Search for the Ocean Shard” for the past ten years. Three printed volumes are currently available, and the story continues with three new pages each week at Nextuus.com.

Thom grew up and now lives in Des Moines, IA.

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The Foundation

The Woodward Public Library Foundation is composed of volunteers from the community of Woodward, Iowa.

Kathy Bice & Gina Calonkey – Co-Presidents

Paul Mueller – Vice President

Gina Calonkey – Secretary

Donna Julseth – Treasurer

Sue Wilson

Investment Committee – Donna Julseth

Foundation Mission Statement

Serve all persons without regard to age, race, creed or color, and to ensure all the people the freedom to read and freely choose from all sources of information and knowledge.

Act as an information and reference center for the personal and public growth of individuals and of the community.

Preserve for future generations the history of Woodward, IA.

Cooperate with other organizations to make the Library a more positive community influence.

Provide a legal avenue for the people to donate property, money or other valuables to benefit the common good of all the people of the community and surrounding rural areas.

What have Foundation funds been used for?

*Large print Western books are bought through an endowment left to the Library by a patron.
*Non-specified money donated to the Foundation supplied the 25% matching funds
enabling the Library to apply for a grant that allowed the purchase of computers, printers, and software for public use.
*Fundraising events combined with donations recently purchased several new shelving units for both the adult and children’s book sections and the computer desks.
*The WILBOR Consortium is a state wide collection of audio and ebooks that participating libraries can offer their patrons for checkout, funded by a yearly subscription. The Foundation enabled the library to offer WILBOR to their patrons, by funding the entrance fees.

 

Cheryl Corbin

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Cheryl Corbin

 

 

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Cheryl Corbin writes fantasy and science fiction adventures. She lives in Iowa and works with her writing partner, Yuki, a Bichon Frise, though Yuki spends more time sleeping than contributing to the story in progress. You can find Cheryl at www.cherylcorbin.com.

Emily Whitaker

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Emily Whitaker

 

Emily-WhitakerEmily Whitaker studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and at Circle in the Square Theatre School under Edward Berkeley.

She began writing at a young age and never stopped.  And now she is happy to share with you some of her work.

Benvolio is the story of Romeo’s cousin in Romeo and Juliet.  Following Benvolio through the time line of the pay, this young adult novel reveals how his benevolent actions lead to the tragic end.

Emily is also building a comic book with local artist Trey Baldwin called Ladies of Market Street.  Together they are telling the story of Veronica’s soiled doves.

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C. Deanne Rowe

The Woodward Library Foundation is pleased to present

C. Deanne Rowe

C.-Deanne-RoweA well written romance with  a heart wrenching plot, a song with  lyrics which touch your soul; nothing is more powerful.  The  only  way it would be  was if you  were on

a warm sunny beach with white sand and blue water as far  as you  could see.  I have always loved the power of words.  How they could make me  cry, laugh, or  provoke all range of emotions.  I wouldn’t be  who  I am  without words.

I learned to feel  good listening to songs which filled my heart.  I learned the meaning of love  watching all the good romance movies. Of course, there was sex scattered through the pages of the paperbacks I hid  from my parents.  Words have always been my friend, my comfort, my teacher. It was  only  logical I would grow up  and want to be  an  author, to spin a tale which would captivate readers.  My life journey has taken me  in this direction and I can  only  hope I don’t disappoint those who  choose to follow.

Visit Deanne’s website at: http://www.cdeannerowe.com

Aaron Bunce

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Aaron Bunce

 

aaron-bunceAuthor Aaron Bunce started his academic career in criminal justice, but eventually connected his life-long love of literature with his passion for writing. After finishing his debut novel, Within, he attended and graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing, with a focus on fiction. He released his second novel, Before the Crow, in April 2016, offering a riveting continuation to his Overthrown series. Aaron prefers darker, grittier stories, detailing the struggle of flawed, relatable characters set against fantastical backdrops.

For more information on his fiction, social media, and future titles, visit him online at: http://www.aaronbunce.com

Malynda McCarrick

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Malynda McCarrick

Malynda McCarrickMalynda started her writing career on her novel, Mystic Artistic, but that wasn’t the first book she published. It was her baby, she couldn’t get it right, she wasn’t ready to unleash it onto the world…even after no less than six rewrites. Her first published book was Ghosts, Gunman and the Grinning Cat, which she plotted, wrote, and completed during NaNoWriMo. The ease with which she was able to put together a novel in one month gave her the confidence to finish and publish the book with which she most identified, Mystic Artistic. Then came two more books in the series, Mystic Geek and Mystic Whispers. Malynda is proud to create characters that are awkward and cynical, especially when her readers tell her they can easily relate to those characters. To date, Malynda has thirteen published books, several in the works, and several ideas for future stories. So many ideas, so little time.