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918studio press is preparing for its first 2017 release with local author, Mikes Bayles’, literary collage piece, Breakfast at the Good Hope Home, which follows a son visiting the nursing home where his father is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The book will be released at a launch party on Thursday, February 23rd, at 8 p.m. at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island). The event is free, open to the public, and will feature readings from Breakfast and other local authors.

Mike Bayles, a lifelong Midwest resident, has lived in mid-sized cities, small towns and rural areas in Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois. While spending summers at a cottage on a lake in Minnesota, he found a deep appreciation for nature. He enjoyed family life as an only child, but also enjoyed visiting aunts, uncles and cousins on their farms. He attended Iowa State University, and The University of Northern Iowa, where he received a B.A. in Sociology.

 To learn more about Mike, visit his website at http://authormikebayles.com. To reserve your copy of Breakfast at the Good Hope Home, visit https://918studiopress.com/book-table/.


Announcing Our 2016 Publication Selections

Tom and MikeWe are excited to announce our selections for 2016 publication. Another Life, a short novel by Tom McKay of Hampton, Illinois, is about what happens when a very attractive girl who you had a crush on in high school comes back into your life as your son’s future mother-in-law. Breakfast at the Good Hope Home is a literary collage work by Mike Bayles, of Davenport, Iowa, and shows a son struggling with his father’s final stages of Alzheimer’s. Both books are planned to be release later this fall. Please subscribe to get updates on these books as well as our next reading period.