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Dells author to speak at library

At age 12, sitting under an elm tree, drinking orange Kool-Aid, Amy Laundrie began writing her first book in pen.

That book was not published, but eight others have been. Laundrie, of Wisconsin Dells, still has the manuscript of that first attempt. The retired fourth-grade teacher said she has always been writing and reading.

She didn’t become a published author until after her daughter Heidi was born in 1990. Her first book was “Whinny of the Wild Horses,” which has recently been reissued and is available on Amazon.

After Heidi’s birth, she said she began to “pop out books,” for children. Now she is the author of seven children’s books and her first book for adults will be published June 1.

That book, “Laugh, Cry, Reflect: Stories from a Joyful Heart,” is a collection of stories, some of which Laundrie first shared with readers of the Wisconsin Dells Events in a column she did for many years. Some are also from her work as a columnist for the Villas County News Reviews. Read more…