About the Library Director
Greetings! I started as Library Director in June of 2013. I grew up in Sheldon, Iowa and attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. After college, I worked on a ranch in Montana for several years, then moved to Carroll, Iowa. My husband, Casey, and I were married in 2005 and moved to Marcus in 2008. Casey teaches instrumental music in Cherokee. I also own my own home business, Silver Maple Soap Company, making and selling handmade soaps and body products online and at local retailers. When I'm not working, I enjoy photography, traveling, spending time with friends and family, working with our dogs, and horseback riding.
Reading has always been important to me; I was that kid that loved nothing better than to curl up with a good book. My favorite genre is fiction-- especially historical fiction. My favorite authors are Susanna Kearsley and John Steinbeck, and my favorite book is whatever I'm reading now!
Some of my favorites:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Life on the Mississippi - Mark Twain
Mrs. Mike - Benedict and Nancy Freedman
- William Least Heat Moon
A Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman
The Shadowy Horses - Susanna Kearsley
Plainsong - Kent Haruf