On Saturday, April 30, 2016, best-selling author David Morrell will present a writer's workshop from 9 to 12 Pm at the Des Moines Public Library's Central Library. Morrell's book, First Blood, gave birth to Rambo. That "father" of modern action novels was published while Morrell was a professor in the University of Iowa English Department. Now living in New Mexico, he is the author of award-winning short stories and more than thirty books, including The Successful Novelist, based on his four decades writing career. The workshop costs $40 and includes a copy of his latest book, Inspector of the Dead. To register to to www.dmpl.org/foundation or call 515-248-6402.