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Plank, Shawn

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Comments from the author about writing:

I am a former newspaper reporter and columnist who wrote for several papers in Iowa and Illinois. I am a 1987 graduate of the University of Iowa journalism school. While working for The Record-Herald and Indianola Tribune, I met Mark Knudsen of Des Moines, who had a crazy idea of going down the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to the mouth at flood stage in a homemade boat and writing about it for our paper as he went. I helped shepherd his story into a series for our newspaper and Mark and I turned his voyage into the book, Old Man River and Me.

Book Types: Nonfiction

Audience Types: All Ages

Genre: Travel narrative

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? No

E-mail Address:  ssplank@mchsi.com

County: Polk

Books By This Author

  • Old Man River And Me. Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville, TN, 1998. Written with Mark Knudsen.

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