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Author plumbs truth, memories and Ipswich

By Dan Mac Alpine
ipswich@wickedlocal.com

Matt Geiger remembers the shortest route to downtown Ipswich from his childhood home on Appleton Farms was the railroad tracks.

“And it was still a long walk,” Geiger, IHS Class of 1998, said.

That isolation provides the baseline for his first book, “Raised by Wolves and Other Stories,” a collection of columns and stories he’s written in his career as a journalist.… Read the rest

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Fermenting Cellars: Read Between the Wines with Wisconsin Authors

HenschelHaus Author Nick Chiarkas will appear at Read Between the Wines. He looks forward to Read Between the Wines and discussing his novel “Weepers”, which just won Third Place in the Public Safety Writers Association’s 2016 national competition for “Best full-length Published Novel.”

Time: Saturday, September 17 at 12 PM – 3 PM

Fermenting Cellars Winery, 2004 W.… Read the rest

Life on the Loose

From Suburban Housewife to Outdoor Guide

The Shepherd Express
Cari Taylor-Carlson’s passionate memoir of Venture West
By Jenni Herrick
May. 17, 2016

Milwaukeean Cari Taylor-Carlson has always been wildly passionate about the outdoors and is no stranger to kayaks, camping tents or canoes. But after a painful divorce in the 1980s, she took her passion to another level when she abruptly left her suburban existence to found Venture West, an outdoor adventure travel company.… Read the rest

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Elkhorn native in print again

The Beacon
March 11, 2016

Richard Van Scotter has published his fourth book, and first novel, “Thin Ice: Race, Sports and Awakening in the1950s.”

The Elkhorn native has set the story in a southeastern Wisconsin city named Elk Woods, which he says is “mildly disguised and based on actual settings and events with creative license.” Walworth County residents will have little trouble  identifying the models for villages, their high schools and teams.… Read the rest

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Local nonprofit founder, writer releases his book ‘The Pivotal Life’

By Maile Bucher
Town News Today
Mequon, WI
11/25/15

“The Pivotal Life: A Compass for Discovering Purpose, Passion & Perspective” invokes readers to consider a more conscious life plan.

The book shares stories from Mequon resident and Homestead High School alum Jeff Wenzler’s “pivotal life,” which encompasses the major points of humility, wisdom, belief, honor, reflection, shared life, movement and opportunity.… Read the rest