Betty Brandt Passick

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Betty Brandt Passick is an author, speaker, and teacher. She is the author of three books, among them, Gangster in Our Midst: Bookkeeper, Lieutenant and Sometimes Hitman for Al Capone (2nd book in trilogy available winter 2021); We Are Eight, a Memoriam; and Arlington Hills Presbyterian Church, 125 Years, 1888-2013. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in the Des Moines Register; WINK magazine; Thoughts and Prayers for Those Experiencing Loss, an Anthology; and Saints with Slingshots 2. She writes a personal column for an Iowa newspaper. You’ll find her teaching classes on how to write a book of memories.
Gangster in Our Midst

Author Betty Brandt Passick tells the neglected true story about an Italian American man who came to her small Iowa town in the early 1920s—where he remained, off and on, for the next sixty years. The historical novel won a 2019 Notable 100 Indie Book Award from Shelf Unbound book review magazine. 2017 Genre: Historical Crime Fiction

We Are Eight: A Memoriam

The 400-page pictorial memoir traces four German family lineages which emigrated from Germany to America beginning in the 1840s, all settling in Bremer and Fayette Counties, Iowa, USA. 2015 Genre: Memoir

Arlington Hills Presbyterian Church

The author (and church member) penned the 300-page book chronicling the 125-year legacy of the pioneer church on the eastside of St. Paul, Minnesota. 2014 Genre: Memoir

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