Comments from the author about writing: My writing is done slowly and with much thought. I spent years researching A Place of Refuge, to have the book as historically correct as possible. It reflects what is very important to me: faith, family and farming. If I'm not writing, my mind is never far from it, whether weeding in the garden or washing dishes. I have often and still do admire writing that inspires, encourages and teaches and that is what I hope to do in everything I write.
In April, 2016 A Place of New Beginnings was published. It is a sequel to A Place of Refuge. The book opens with Elsje Van Der Zuiden and her family in their covered wagons ready to begin their journey to northwest Iowa. Their adventures include a wagon in trouble in rising waters, horse thieves and life in a sod house. All are based on true historical happenings.
Renae B. Vander Schaaf also has a slide presentation that complements the two books.
Book Types: Fiction, Agriculture, History
Audience Types: Children, All Ages
Genre: History, Columnist for Agricultural Newspapers
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? Fees are negotiable depending on travel time.
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Author's Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Place-of-Refuge-By-Renae-B-Vander-Schaaf/360403540767102
County Name: Sioux
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