Works by Members

Bob Bancks

Bob Bancks began writing when he retired from farming and has published the novels The Nightgown, Call Sara, Fourth Generation, Iowa Exposed, and There are Bears, Oak Tree Tales, and Edie. Find him online at

Anna Counter

Anna Counter is the author of I’m Jesse and co-authored the book Two Paths, One Understanding with her brother, Jim Counter.

Paul Fitzpatrick

Paul Fitzpatrick is a retired pastor, musician, and author of the spiritual memoir Walking with My Daughter’s Cane.

Jason Liegois

Jason Liegois is the director of Liegois Media and author of the novel The Holy Fool: A Journalist’s Revolt.

Misty Urban

Misty Urban is the author of the short story collections A Lesson in Manners, winner of the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and published by Snake Nation Press, and The Necessaries, from Paradisiac Publishing. She is also the author of Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance and co-editor of Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth, in addition to other works of medieval scholarship.

Rebecca Whitmore

Rebecca Whitmore is the author of Boots, a story about the resident cat that benefits the Muscatine Center for Social Action in Muscatine, IA, and editor of Rusted From the Rain, a collection of poetry by MCSA residents and guests. Her most recent story is Find a Penny, which benefits the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.