Two Mile Ranch

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The first of its kind high school arts magazine in Iowa premiers this fall. Artifex Dowling Catholic Performing and Visual Arts magazine showcases the artistic achievements and includes rich photography and unique profiles of the student artists.

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The Two Mile Ranch publishing services are flat-fee and priced to give you the most flexibility in the publication of your book and the freedom in your distribution. You keep 100% royalties beginning with your first sale. You retain 100% of your rights.

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At age 53, Fritz Nordengren walked 620 miles in 40 days. Beginning at the base of the Pyrenees Mountains in France, he walked in the centuries-old footsteps of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. - The Way of Saint James. When he reached the Cathedral in Santiago, he continued to the “end of the world,” Finesterre and Muxia, before returning to Santiago on day 40. What began as a solo retreat became a faith journey as he discovered strangers who freely gave help and fellow pilgrims who became partners. In their quiet walks, the important spiritual voices grew louder. He shares the faith he found, the friends he made, and the food they enjoyed. In Every Step is a Gift, Nordengren writes 40 letters to his children, sharing lessons learned on his journey and ultimately, his decision to become a candidate in the Catholic church. An ideal read for those looking for 40 days of inspiration and those interested in the Camino experience.

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He’s unplugged and she’s connected. When they become lovers, it changes both of their lives for the better, until a journalist digs deeper into the past. As the public spotlight shines brightly on their relationship, they struggle with the public and private questions of who they are.

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In a quintessential small Midwestern town, Professor Joshua Stone is a popular, outgoing, and quirky professor at Grant’s Hill College. He lives alone with his dog, rides a bicycle everywhere, and has memorized the high school mascot names of his students. He’s a 3-on-3-basketball player and fan who’s insular life centers around his teaching. Joshua confronts his demons while recovering from an unprovoked near-death attack. His search for an elusive witness challenges his instinctive moral and ethical compass. Woven through a gripping storyline is one man’s quest to find strength and courage. Joshua is plucked from the cocoon of teaching English composition at a small liberal arts college and thrust in to survival mode, seeking a logical explanation for the irrational violence.

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This is the perfect way to begin a daily writing habit. It's an ideal gift for yourself or the writer in your life. For three years, the Iowa Writer's Retreat has hosted the 60-Day Summer Writing Challenge and offered 60 daily writing prompts to encourage daily writing. The challenge is about writing; not editing, not proofreading, not being perfect, but responding to the daily call to write something. Some of the prompts were very reflective. Some were outright silly. This book combines the best of the three years of prompts and a writer's journal for writers of all genres. The Writing Challenge is about creative fun; don’t let it feel like homework, it's not. It’s a chance to build on your daily practice, like yoga, tai chi, meditation and sketching. Every day, write a page. This book will help you reinforce a daily writing habit and then you can branch out to other books of prompts, workshops, and exercises. About Two Mile Ranch: The Iowa Writer's Retreat is a dogtrot style cabin in southern Iowa for authors, songwriters, graduate students, and creative people to get away to work. A green, sustainable ranch retreat, far from noise, distractions, and close to major hubs. Two Mile Ranch includes 80 acres of rolling hills in southern Iowa, just off a paved, county road. It's small, comfortable, and the perfect environment for projects of all kinds.

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