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October is almost here! We can’t wait to change the schedule as we have three author visits scheduled for next month.
Pam Sievers, who graduated from Viroqua High School in 1972, will be at the library to present her book “Carrie’s Quest” in a special program on Monday, October 4 at 1 pm. A reading of her book will take place at 1:30 pm Carrie’s Quest ”is a romantic comedy starring the never-married Carrie who has been successful in all aspects of her life except love. The book will be available for purchase for $ 12 per copy in the program. A book club discussion guide can also be made available.
Sievers maintains a blog, My Patchwork Journey, and is a former Comedy Writer of the Month with the Erma Bombeck Writing Workshop. Most of her career has been spent with the Girl Scout organization. Sievers received his BA in Home Economics from UW-Stevens Point and an MA in Guidance and Counseling from UW-Stout. The author is retired and currently lives in Arizona.
Six Vernon County Public Libraries have partnered with the Driftless Writing Center for the fifth annual Vernon County Reads Adult Reading Program. Since the end of the summer, residents have been encouraged to stop by their local public library to browse the books in the Loon Lake Mystery series by Wisconsin author Victoria Houston.
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On Thursday, October 7, the annual Vernon County Reads program will conclude with a presentation by Victoria Houston at the Westby Area Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Entrance to the event is free. Tickets will be available at the door or can be booked at wapac.ludus.com. Copies of the books in the series will be available for purchase at the book signing immediately following the program.
Houston was born and raised in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, the heart of the fishing culture that underlies its mysteries. Having been gone for more than 30 years, Houston returned to the Rhineland in 1996 where she enjoys hunting, fishing and writing detective novels.
Our third author visit is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19 at 6 p.m. For this event, Ann Ribar, author of the series Deep Lake Mystery, will be our special guest. The book series stars Frankie Champagne – full-time baker, winemaker, and owner of a Bubble & Bake store with his best friend, Carmen Martinez. Frankie’s sideline is a regional reporter for Point Press in a small tourist town of Deep Lakes, Wisconsin. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Ribar is a member of Sisters in Crime, Blackbird Writers, Midwest Independent Booksellers, and the Wisconsin Writers Association. When not writing, the author enjoys researching viticulture at area wineries, bird watching, hiking, and chatting with readers.
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