Local Author Spotlight

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Jim Landwehr
Wed., Sept. 2
6:30 p.m.

Jim Landwehr will talk about his 2014 book, Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir. He will do selected readings and share a photo journal about his adventures over the years in the rugged terrain of Northern Minnesota.

In addition to Dirty Shirt, Landwehr’s poetry collection, Written Life, was released by eLectio Publishing in March of 2015. He has non-fiction stories published in Main Street Rag, Parody Magazine, Boundary Waters Journal, Forge Journal and others. His poetry has been featured in Verse Wisconsin, Torrid Literature Journal, Echoes Poetry Journal, Wisconsin People and Ideas Magazine, the Wisconsin Poets Calendar, Off the Coast Poetry Journal, and many others. Jim lives and works in Waukesha, Wisconsin with his wife Donna, and their two children Sarah and Ben.

Books will be available for sale and signing following the talk.  Lower level meeting room.

Freya and the Dragon EggK.W. Penndorf: A Path to Publication
Wed., Sept. 9
6:30 p.m.

Children’s author K.W. Penndorf will discuss her writing process, editing, and path to publication, as well as do a short reading from her book, Freya and the Dragon Egg.

Local writer K.W. Penndorf is the author of the fantasy book Freya and the Dragon Egg, the first in a series for middle school readers. Penndorf, who always considered storytime her favorite “subject” in school, found herself surrounded by stories when she interned at CBS during her senior year of high school. In college, she spent a semester abroad and moved to Germany after graduation. At 29, she moved back to the States, bringing home with her the greatest story and souvenir ever – her husband. The couple lives in central Wisconsin.

Books will be available for sale and signing after the program.  Lower level meeting room.

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Janet Church (J.S. McCormick)
Wed., Sept. 16
6:30 p.m.

Oshkosh Author Janet Church (writing as J.S. McCormick) will talk about her novel, Trojan Horses, a fictionalized account of her real-life experience rescuing horses and dogs from slaughterhouses and dog fighting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Church is an animal activist with interests in consumer safety issues, holistic medicine and public speaking. She is a member of Oshkosh Area Writers Club, Mystery Writers of America, Wisconsin Sisters in Crime and Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators.

Lower level meeting room.

Local Author Spotlight is presented by the Oshkosh Area Writer’s Club, with support from the Oshkosh Public Library and the Friends of the Library.