Celebrate with author Matt Geiger on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona from 6-8 p.m. The official book launch party will include a signing, copies for sale and a chance to chat with the author.
“We all have so much in common. You wouldn’t think it from the endless cavalcade of animosity and discord on the Internet, but we do,” observes author Matt Geiger as he prepares for the release of his debut book. “We all live, we all die, and we are all far more confused by the world around us than we like to admit.”
We all have so much in common. You wouldn’t think it from the endless cavalcade of animosity and discord on the Internet, but we do,” observes author Matt Geiger as he prepares for the release of his debut book. “We all live, we all die, and we are all far more confused by the world around us than we like to admit.”
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. Manogue Rd., Janesville, WI 53545
Enjoy a day of tasting wines and meeting nine Wisconsin authors at Fermenting Cellars Winery. Picnic lunches available for purchase.
Authors in attendance with their books for sale/sampling include:
The subtitle of Marian Freund’s book is what grabbed me first: “Teaching My Dying Father How to Love Me.”
Resonating in those eight words are notes of unfinished business, loss and finally triumph of the heart.
“What I realize,” she writes, “is that I am having a relationship with dad that I have never had in my life, and it is all overshadowed by the fact that he is dying. To lose what is just beginning is hard to contemplate, much less accept.”
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. In her new memoir,Life on the Loose: My Journey from Suburban Housewife to Outdoor Guide, this conversant Wisconsin writer provides a courageous and honest account of her 30-year business venture with Venture West, leading weeks-long group tours across the country to destinations ranging from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to Zion National Park.
The Star, Sun Prairie
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:00 am By Tamar Myers
Rick Wehler has viewed his life with humor — from medical travails, raising three sons and adventures in both Wisconsin and his Minnesota hometown.
Rick started writing stories about his life when emailing back and forth with his sister. He eventually began sharing them with friends and family and after years of their urging, he just published a collection of stories and anecdotes titled North of Normal: Minne-Sconsin Stories.
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.
Catholicism plays a central role in the debut novel from Madison author Margaret Goss, but readers need not share her beliefs in order to relate to The Uncommitted — a surprisingly dark tale of spiritual struggle.
Published by Three Towers Press in Milwaukee, this story set in St. Paul, Minn., contains references to such Madison institutions as UW Children’s Hospital (now American Family Children’s Hospital) and Culver’s, and revolves around Josephine Reilly, a 35-year-old mother of three who can communicate with the dead via dreams, visions and telepathy. While experimenting with what she initially considers a “gift,” she unlocks an invisible evil that threatens her family and drives her to the brink of self-destruction.
Beginning at about the halfway point, diligent readers will be able to put together some of the pieces and anticipate the book’s conclusion, but they should keep reading. An epic final scene set in a desolate Arizona cemetery attempts to bring closure; then Goss adds a provocative twist in the epilogue.
By Maile Bucher
Town News Today
“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 more…
By Jan Gardner Globe Correspondent
September 12, 2015 Boston Globe
Heroic WWI nurse gets her due
Ten years ago East Falmouth resident Terri Arthur visited England to research the life of fellow nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed by the Germans during World War I. On that trip, Arthur wandered into a ceremony in Cavell’s hometown commemorating the nurse’s wartime heroics.
Cavell, who operated a nursing school and hospital in German-occupied Belgium, had helped smuggle at least 200 Allied soldiers into the Netherlands so they would be safe from the Germans. In August 1915, she and some of her associates were arrested by German authorities. Convicted on charges of treason, she was executed by a firing squad.
Author Given book award from the Midwestern Independent Book Association and a Citation of Recognition by the Boston House of Representatives for Book Award
In addition to officially receiving her first place award from the Midwest Publishers Association for her novelFatal Decision, East Falmouth resident, Terri Arthur, was also honored by State Rep. David Vieira with a Citation of Recognition from the statehouse signed by House Speaker, Robert DeLeo.
The ceremony was held on July 24th in Falmouth and attended by over 80 friends and colleagues. Arthur’s’ publisher, Kira Henschel from Henschel Haus Publishing in Milwaukee, WI, presented the prize.
“I am so honored to receive this award,” said Arthur. “A lot of hard work went into this book. It was well worth all the effort because it is a story that needed to be told.”
Arthur’s book, Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse, tells the powerful story of the legendary Edith Cavell, a British nurse who defied the brutal German military in WWI by working with the resistance movement in Belgium to rescue Allied soldiers and escorting them to safety. Arthur is also a Registered Nurse. Fatal Decision is now in its second printing. The British edition is available as Fatal Destiny: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse. An audible version of the book is available on Audible.com. The CDs are due to come out in August.
Longtime Middleton resident Nick Chiarkas’ debut novel, “Weepers,” is a gritty tale of crime, revenge and redemption on the streets of New York City where the author spent his formative years.
The air was thick with pesticides and the shouts of children. Adult voices hurdled down from apartment windows. Gang members, merchants, cops, priests and mothers lived side by side, playing out their individual dramas on concrete stages of streets and stoops.
“If I close my eyes and imagine it, there is always a hint of DDT in the air,” recalls Nick Chiarkas, smiling tenderly as he envisions the housing project where he grew up on New York City’s lower east side. “As kids, we would chase the trucks that drove through the city spraying it. Elsewhere people were shouting from windows. Men would urinate in the street, between parked cars, and that was considered okay.”