What’s Up

November 2017

Iowa’s Devoted Daughter  —  Book Tour !!

Two Days – Four Towns !!

Have Books – Will Travel !!





October 22, 2017

Book Signing at Plot Twist Bookstore in Ankeny, Iowa from 1 to 4!


October 14, 2017

Was invited to participate in the Des Moines Historical Society local authors and artists expo.  It was a great afternoon, met lots of interesting people, and had many questions and inquiries about the Ankeny family.  Sold five books!  Woo hoo!





October 7, 2017

Received recognition for my entry to the Women’s Issues Essay Contest for D.A.R.  Title was “Careers Through the Years” emphasizing that people change the times and the times change people.



September 23, 2017

Had a table at the Iowa Author Fest, Jasper Winery, Des Moines Iowa.  Met two neat Iowa authors!  New friends!


July 16, 2017

72nd Rigdon Family Reunion in Jesup!!!



June 4, 2017

Presented at the Ankeny Area Historical Society museum.  Met four wonderful ladies who are descendants of Henry Giese Ankeny.   Had a great chat with them.  Thank you Rosemary Taylor, Director of the Museum, for all you do for promoting Miss Harriet Louise Ankeny!!!



April 8, 2017

Ankeny Author Fair — Pinnacle Club — Otter Creek Golf Course — Ankeny, Iowa




February 27, 2017

Presented Ankeny family program — emphasizing the founders of Ankeny, Iowa to the Ankeny Genealogy Chapter at the Kirkendall Library in Ankeny, Iowa — it was a good night!




November 6, 2016

Presented information about the Ankeny family and their contributions to Ankeny and Des Moines, Iowa at the Ankeny Area Historical Society Museum in Ankeny, Iowa.  Four descendants of John Fletcher Ankeny attended.  It was a wonderful day!