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Carol Bodensteiner, BA, MA, is the author of the memoir Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl (Rising Sun Press, 2008). Go Away Home, her WWI-era novel published in 2014 is the 2014 Readers' Favorite SILVER MEDAL winner in the Historical Fiction-Personage category.

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She and her husband enjoy an acreage where Carol has more hostas than she can count and where the prairie patch she planted provides daily inspiration and delight.
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Carol Bodensteiner I'm a strong believer in butt glue. When I commit to uninterrupted time at the keyboard, day after day, I write.
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Our state fair is a great fair, acclaimed in book, movies, and song. As a 4-H member I yearned to go. Alas, that desire was unfulfilled. Now that I live within four miles of the main gate, though, I never miss the annual extravaganza.


With a nod to David Letterman and the Late Show, and before August slips away, I must share my Top 10 Reasons to Love The Iowa State Fair.


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“This land of my childhood releases sweet, long forgotten memories and brings me back home. Home to the farm. Home to my family. Home.  ”
Carol Bodensteiner, Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl

“Every year during the fair, we scouted out the commercial vendor exhibits, snatching up all the free stuff—pencils and key chains and yardsticks—until we had a treasure bag of valuable booty. At one end of the vendor building was one of the magical wonders of the fair—a giant faucet that floated in the air, unconnected to any pipe or wire, yet pouring a heavy stream of water into a barrel below. Even after I was old enough to understand how it worked, I stood transfixed at the Culligan exhibit each year, straining to see the plastic tube. I never could.”
Carol Bodensteiner, Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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“You’re not a one hundred dollar bill, not everyone is going to like you.”
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“The past is never dead. It's not even past.”
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Carol Dave, I'm reading Big Sky because the author was the uncle of a woman in my book club. My favorite books about the 'old west' are One Thousand White Women and The All True Travels and Adventures of Miss Liddy Newton. One of my favorite writers overall is Barbara Kingsolver. I read everything she writes. I agree about getting the facts right.


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pop Hey, Carol, thanks for the add. By the way, I have written authors after reading their work. Usually, it's a fan letter. Once, it was as a non-fan, since the author didn't have his facts right, and wrote a crappy ending. Crappy ending, okay, that's their choice, but not getting the facts of the weaponry right, well that's not. I work hard to make sure all my facts are right, they should too. It's not like they can't get on the web and search things out. My favorite writer... well that's a toss up, but there are a few I still read every time they put something out, Evanovich is one, and Larry Block is another. Also the JD ROBB books of Nora Roberts, though I can't go the stuff she writes under he own name. You might like Aimee and David Thurlo, they generally write about Native Americans in today's world. The Ella Clah series is great. So is JA Jance's Joanna Brady series, or her staple, JP Beaumont.


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