Mary Kay Shanley is the author of 10 books, including She Taught Me to Eat Artichokes and her favorite, Our State Fair--Iowa's Blue Ribbon Story. Her next book is a memoir with the working title The Woman Who Had Me. Mary Kay says it will be released in 2015 --- if everything goes right. She adds that authors are an anxious lot. Mary Kay also teaches at the University of Iowa's Summer Writing Festival, co-conducts four-day writing retreats and works with two writing groups. She's very happy to join us this noon to share fabulous stories about our great state fair.