You are invited to the Kathleen Stauffer “Thou Shalt Not” book signing open house this coming Sunday, April 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Mitchell County Historical Society Museum located in the Cedar River Complex.  The author, Kathleen Stauffer, will be introduced by Margaret Smolik, editor of “Thou Shalt Not”, with a presentation by Kathy titled “The Story Behind the Story” at 2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Cedar River Complex.  This presentation will be followed by a book signing in the atrium of the Mitchell County Historical Society Museum until 4:00 p.m. There will be a special drawing at 4:00 p.m. for a packet of all 4 of her books:  “We See In A Mirror Dimly”;  “The Secret Is”;  “All The Rivers Run Into The Sea”;  and “Thou Shalt Not”.  Adult beverages, bottled water, hors d’oeuvres and chocolates will be served from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the museum.

“Thou Shalt Not” will be sold that day only (April 28th) – paperback for $12.00 and hardback for $25.00.  After April 28th  “Thou Shalt Not” will be sold for $13.9 5 – paperback and $30.95 – hardback.

This book will be available locally at The Front Porch, Kountry Kupboard, Gifts Galore and the Mitchell County Historical Society Museum.  You will be able to purchase Kathy’s books on and Barnes & Noble websites.

Curtis W. Younker, Mitchell County Sheriff (1964-2012) said it best:  “Stauffer used a true story from rural Iowa in the late 1800s and created an historical novel that will keep you spell-bound until the end when a quiet village exploded with the ultimate evil.”

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We are excited and privileged to be hosting this great event for Kathleen Stauffer.  “Thou Shalt Not” is full of suspense, mystery, terror and passion because on December 3, 1898, the serenity of the small community of David, Iowa was shattered by the sound of gunshots.