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Heather Gudenkauf

Thursday, October 15
Opening Keynote: Libraries ~ A Calm in the Storm
Sponsored by the Iowa Library Association Foundation

 Heather Gudenkauf is the Edgar Award nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Weight of Silence, These Things Hidden and Not A Sound.Heather lives in Iowa with her family and a very spoiled German Shorthaired Pointer named Lolo. In her free time Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading and hiking. She is currently working on her next novel. Read more about Heather

Heather Gudenkauf, will discuss how historically, libraries have been a place of respite during challenging times and librarians the fierce and benevolent caretakers of books and patrons alike. She will share how libraries have impacted fellow readers and authors in the most surprising ways. Heather will also talk about how libraries and books helped her through a particularly bumpy spot during childhood and set her on the path to becoming an avid reader and writer.