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Pitch perfect: The Writers’ Institute helps aspiring authors get published

by The Isthmus

MARCH 30, 2017

I’m sitting in a small conference room at the Madison Concourse Hotel with 11 strangers at tables arranged so we’re all facing each other. Under other circumstances, it would be uncomfortable.

We’re gathered on this overcast and chilly late-Friday afternoon to hear Patricia Skalka — author of the popular “Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery” series — talk about her journey from nationally published freelance journalist to successful novelist.… Read the rest

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Reviewer’s Choice: THEM: The Richer Life Found in Caring for Others

Wisconsin Bookwatch: March 2017
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575

THEM: The Richer Life Found in Caring for Others” by John Certalic (Executive Director of Caring for Others, a missionary care ministry whose purpose is to strengthen and encourage missionaries, and those who send them) is a story of developing richer relationships by caring for others.… Read the rest

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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