About The Authors

J.O. Parker is the editor of the Poweshiek County CR. He has won numerous awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association for both his writing and his photography. In 2003, he was one of only 29 photographers who were chosen to participate in the Missouri Photo Workshop. He is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Debbie Tindle Parker is an Iowa native. She has had fiction, non-fiction and poetry published in Julien’s Journal, a regional magazine based in Dubuque. Debbie has camped at the Iowa State Fair with her family for more than 30 years.

J.O. and Debbie met in the campgrounds during the 2003 Iowa State Fair while J.O. was doing a story on campers from the Montezuma area. J.O. is currently working on a new photography book and Debbie is preparing some of her fiction writing for publication.