Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Nancy will be at B. Dalton's bookstore in the Mall in Burlington, Iowa on Friday, November 23 to sign your books and discuss WOMANKIND.

Martha Wolf of The Ivy Bake Shoppe will also be there to sign her cookbook. Martha will bring a tray of yummy 'goodies' from The Ivy.

Both books will make wonderful Christmas gifts for all the women on your lists. Stop by on Friday and visit with Martha and Nancy. Bring coffee. :-)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Revelation at REVELATIONS !

A small crowd gathered upstairs in a cozy corner of Revelations Bookstore & Cafe, in Fairfield, Iowa this afternoon to hear Cassandra's story - "Joy in the Morning," from Nancy's book, WOMANKIND: Connection & WIsdom Around the World. They loved little Cassrandra's grit, and asked many questions following the reading about life in southern Belize. They also loved "Norms Masterpiece" - the beautiful 5-panal frame made to hold pictures of the women of Womankind.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Laughing Together at the North Liberty Library

Last night a dozen strong, beautiful women and, two very brave men, gathered at the North Liberty to hear Nancy read from her book, WOMANKIND: Connection & Wisdom Around the World. Many of the group were from the University Women's Writers group which Nancy joined about one year go and lauds as 'the most positive, encouraging, talented group of writers I've ever had the privilege to work with."

There were plenty of laughs as some of the funnier excerpts were read. More importantly (is that a word?) there was thoughtful discussion regarding some of the challenges women face worldwide, as well as the perception of "our America" around the world.

Nancy's book event schedule is posted on her website She'll be getting it up here on her blog soon. We hope you will join us for one, or for many of these celebrations of women and Womankind.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Local author Lauded at Arts for Living Center Book Launch

On Sunday, November 11th, The Society of Great River Poets lauded local author, Nancy Leigh Harless as they celebrated the launch of her first book, Womankind: Connection & Wisdom Around the World" at the Art for Living center in Burlington Iowa. In his introduction, Ron Kahl, president of the Iowa Poetry Association, remarked, "Nancy told me several years ago that she couldn't write poetry, but there is poetry throughout her allwriting."

A group of about 40 people gathered to listen to Harless read 'Over Coffee with Sister Filje," the story of two nurses from oppisite sides of the world sharing sharing nursing stories over coffee. In describing the Sister filje's work in post -war Kosovo, Harless writes "Her work is more than a job. Her work is her mission."

And that might now be said of Harless too with regard to promoting her book - WOMANKIND: Connection & Wisdom Around the World.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Hawk Eye Canonizes Iowa Author

Oh course the headline is tongue-in-cheek, but truly this past week the Burlington, Iowa newspaper - The Hawk Eye - featured an article written by reporter Criss Roberts that made me sound like I can walk on water. More important though is that she loved the book - WOMANKIND! Here's a little of what she had to say -

"...In her travels Harless has seen shredded spirits. She's seem souls souring so high she was graced to have caught sight of them. As a nurse practitioner specializing in women's health, the Wever woman hadn't gone looking life lessons or inspiration. She began traveling....In each stop, in locations usually rural and poor, Harless found women and young girls thriving despite heartcrushing adversity. Burdened with an unending cycle of pregnancy, birth and nursing, these women created small pockets of humanity, tapping into a joy Harless found crossed languages and borders, living in the universal feminine heart.

Harless brought these stories home like souvenirs, polishing them into a series of written gems in "WOMANKIND: Connection & Wisdom Around the World.....She's hoping to weave the threads of wisdom she's brought back from her travels through the lives she touches.

Life can stretch the soul, Harless learned from a woman in Belize street market. Or it can tear the spirit. "You choose," the woman told Harless.

And she has."

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