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Situated between the warm breezes of the Gulf of Mexico and the bitter cold of the Yukon, the Midwest experiences some of the nation's most dramatic weather. The collision of the elements leads to superstorms featuring extreme temperature swings, violent tornadoes, giant hailstones, destructive floods, and blinding blizzards. Terry Swails, one of the Midwest's leading meteorologists, is your guide to this weather-ravaged region. With stunning photographs and in-depth accounts, Superstorms chronicles events that have shaped the lives of generations of Midwesterners. Come experience some of the world's most ferocious storms!

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, Carolyn began a journey that at one point had doctors wondering if she had four different cancers in her body.  My Fight: How I Kicked the Cancer Fairy's Butt is a heart warming account of how Carolyn fought to find the silver linings when faced with the absolute worst.  With her own unique voice, Carolyn uses humor to work her way through the fears of facing this potentially life ending disease.  She will have you laughing, crying, and everything in between. 

In June of 2008, the rivers of eastern Iowa surged above their banks creating floods of historic proportions. Never before had the area seen such epic flooding. UnNatural Disasters takes you behind the scenes of what created this perfect storm with clear concise explanations, riveting graphics, and incredible photography. Along with the Floods of 2008, this area also suffered from the first EF5 tornado to wreak havoc in Iowa in nearly four decades. The two disasters combined left eastern Iowa struggling to recover from the violence of Mother Nature. UnNatural Disasters provides never-before-told stories of the survivors, the rescuers, and the heroes. It offers both a look at the heart of these two natural disasters and the clarity of scientific examination. A must read.

Situated between the warm breezes of the Gulf of Mexico and the bitter cold of the Yukon, the Midwest experiences some of the nation's most dramatic weather. The collision of the elements leads to superstorms featuring extreme temperature swings, violent tornadoes, giant hailstones, destructive floods, and blinding blizzards. Terry Swails, one of the Midwest's leading meteorologists, is your guide to this weather-ravaged region. With stunning photographs and in-depth accounts, Superstorms chronicles events that have shaped the lives of generations of Midwesterners. Come experience some of the world's most ferocious storms!

Carolyn Wettstone explores weather phenomena through the eyes of a child in her new children's book, "All I Want for Christmas is to See a Tornado." The book's protagonist is based on her husband, KGAN Chief Meteorologist Terry Swails. In the book, 9-year-old "Little Terry" ventures out into the Great Plains with Santa Claus to see his first tornado. It is a whimsical and entertaining story which explains to children how to safely chase storms. "I've been reading to my daughter since she was an infant and after reading thousands of books, you know what you want your child’s experience to be,” Wettstone said. "You want them to be engaged. You want them to react to the pictures. You want them to react to the words, but most importantly, you want them to learn something."

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, Carolyn began a journey that at one point had doctors wondering if she had four different cancers in her body.  My Fight: How I Kicked the Cancer Fairy's Butt is a heart warming account of how Carolyn fought to find the silver linings when faced with the absolute worst.  With her own unique voice, Carolyn uses humor to work her way through the fears of facing this potentially life ending disease.  She will have you laughing, crying, and everything in between. 

 

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