REGIONAL – A novelist with Shelby County ties has authored the book “Shelby’s Creek,” now available for purchase at various locations, and local residents may notice some familiarity to the farming landscape of rural western Iowa in the novel’s feature.
    Mark Schechinger, writing under the pen name Mark Matthiassen, has penned the book following extensive travel and writing experiences throughout the world.
    “Shelby’s Creek” chronicles the adventures of Valentin Schmitz, who loves Shelby’s Creek, a 160-acre Iowa farm that represents not only third-generation family posterity, but seems as close as he can get to being with his beloved late parents and grandparents, whose farm-life memories remain with him deeply every day.



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