In 1973, Jan Walters and her husband, Steve, traded in the city life for the gravel roads outside of Indianola. Today, in addition to growing 5 acres of produce, Jan is a published author with her first book, “Believe,” on sale now.

“Publishing my first book has been really exciting,” said Walters. “This has been a lifelong dream of mine.”

Walters began writing years ago when her children were young. She actually wrote her now published novel, “Believe,” back in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until later that she attempted to have the book published.

“In 2000, I sent my book to traditional publishers,” said Walters. “I...