Cedar Falls Authors
Other Fine Cedar Falls Writers (beyond the five nationally known authors) -- compiled by Committee members
This is not an exhaustive list! We are going to update it with the Directory of Cedar Falls authors once we compile the results of our survey. If you are not on the list, please do not take offense! Take the survey on the home page and let us know about your writing.
Helen Adamson -- The Locked Room
Shelly Beach – 10 books. She writes both fiction and nonfiction: co-founder in 2003 of the Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop
Kim Behm – “Little Driver” series, book illustrator
Roy Behrens -- many books
Maribeth Boelts – children's books (at least 5): Lullaby Babes, Little Bunny’s Cook Tool Set
* R. V. (Ronald Verlin) Cassill – prolific writer and painter
* Scott Cawelti -- Brother's Blood: A Heartland Cain and Abel. Columnist for the Waterloo Courier.
Jeffrey Copeland -- 13 books
Cherie Dargan -- blogger, Ruth Suckow website webmaster, columns on technology use for the Waterloo Courier, Essay about Ruth Suckow for a collection of essays on Midwestern Writers, The Midwestern Moment. Essay about her mother for We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters: 9 Women Who Made A Difference published by Twyla Dell, 2016.
Laara Duggan – The Best Flowers for Midwest Gardens; The Best Best Plants for Midwest Gardens
*Len Froyen – Gratitude
*Kamyar Enshayan – Dr. Twisted Visits a Farm
Grace Grubbard -- stand up comedy
Mark Grey -- Postville, U. S.A.: Surviving Diversity in Small Town America.
Herb Hake -- historian and artist (cartoonist)
Kevin Hansen -- Secret Regrets
Jack Hovelson -- journalist
Gary Kelley -- book illustrator, artist
Mike Klassen -- Hippie
James Kenyon -- The Art of Listening to the Heart
Bonnie Kolac -- poet, artist, songwriter
Gary Kroeger -- stand up comedy, blogger, editorialist
Pat Larsen – co-founder in 2003 of the Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop
Rita and Allan Losh – Silent Fox
Barbara Lounsberry -- Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries & the Diaries She Read. Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries & the Diaries She Read. The Art of Fact: Contemporary Artists of Nonfiction, 1990. Writing Creative Nonfiction: the Literature of Reality. Coedited with Gay Talese, 1996.
*Kenneth Lyftogt – Civil War works and From Blue Mills to Columbia: Cedar Falls in the Civil War
Harley McIIrath -- fiction
John Miller -- Beauty Outside Our Doors
*Lynn and Mary Taylor Nielsen – I’ll Be Seeing You
Glenda Riley -- Cedar Falls and Prairie writing
*Ron Roberts – John L. Lewis, Hard Labor & Wild Justice
*Sue Schuerman – personal histories, one of the current directors of the Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop
Rev. Charlie Shedd -- Presbyterian minister inspirational writing, numerous books (Letters to Karen, Letters to Philip)
Rosemarie Skaine -- Sociological topics. Women at War, Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatments. Sexual Assault in the U. S. Military: The Battle within America's Armed Forces.
Cynthia (Cyndi) Sweet – Raising the Bar: A Survey of Cedar Falls Attorneys 1850-1950 (2011)
19th Century Cedar Falls Hotels: Mischief, Murder, & Immorality (2011)
Since I Started for the War: The Letters & Diary of Solomon B. Humbert, Co. B, 31st Iowa Volunteer Infantry (2007) with Jeanine Humbert Johnson
*Howard Vanderbeek – Aboard the LCC60
Jean Vaux – nonfiction; one of the current directors of the Cedar Falls Christian Writers Workshop
*Kurt Warner – First Things First; All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football, and the Miracle
Dave Whitsett --- writings about Cedar Falls
* Robley Wilson – poems and fiction
Mildred Wood – poems, short stories: A Handful of Popcorn
* Writers with a UNI connection
UNI Dept. of Languages and Literatures
Jeff Copeland – biographies & histories
George Day – biography of Vardis Fisher
Stephen Gaies – history (holocaust studies)
Vince Gotera – poetry and fiction
Julia Husband – cultural history and literary criticism
Jerry Klinkowitz – biographies and literary criticism
Pierre Mvuyekure – poetry, fiction, literary criticism
Jim O’Loughlin – fiction and cultural history
Jonathan Stull – poetry and fiction
Grant Tracey – short and long fiction, screenplays
Karen Tracey – literary criticism
Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology
Mark Grey – Postville, U.S.A.: Surviving Diversity in small-town America
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Last updated March 5, 2021