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  Gently flipping her curly, sand-dune inspired hair, Nicole Brumgardner opens a soda with her long red nails and curses as she breaks one. "I KNEW that was going to happen, and yet I did it anyway! It's like I have to test the universe to see if it's really going to follow the laws of ...


Taking the Heat in the Kitchen

Len Vertefeuille was born and raised into a loving family on the East coast. He now lives in North Carolina and he and his wife Lisa have two children who mean the world to Len. He has been working in the Warren Wilson College kitchen since 1989. Len enjoys cooking for and working alongside ...


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Larry Lehmer

Des Moines, Iowa

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Written by: Larry Lehmer


Larry Lehmer is founder and president of When Words Matter, Ltd., a company specializing in preserving personal, business and organizational histories. It is located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Larry has over 30 years of writing experience, including 24 years as a senior editor, reporter and newsroom manager at the prestigious Des Moines Register, winner of 15 Pulitzer Prizes, the top award in journalism.

A current member of the Association of Personal Historians, Larry is a past member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc.

Larry is also the author of The Day the Music Died: The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens (Schirmer Books), which was nominated for the Gleason Music Book Award. As a result of the book’s success, he worked with the E! cable television network in producing an episode of its Mysteries and Scandals series and was a contributor to a VH1 documentary on Buddy Holly.

Larry Lehmer

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Journalist, Writer, Historian, Author