Wisconsin authors

Christina Bodznick

For many of us, there is a certain allure to the Arctic. But for author and sled dog trainer, Blair Braverman, the appeal has nearly always extended to something deeper. 

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Of all the classic literary detectives, the ones that are still alive and most vibrant in our collective consciousness are the obsessively deductive Sherlock Holmes – and his stalwart friend, biographer and quasi-assistant, John Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote four novels and more than 50 short stories featuring the analytical Holmes, more than a century ago. But Doyle’s version was only the beginning. Holmes and Watson have been adapted for every time and nearly every place in the years since.

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Author Kathie Giorgio will be the first to tell you that her new book of short stories are not fairytales.

The compilation, called Oddities and Endings,  includes 40 stories about unusual characters wrestling with life's difficulties. The collection is the result of work that she's published over the years in various literary magazines. 

In the late nineteenth century, civil rights pioneers Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass lived near each other in Rochester, NY. They were friends and often supported each other as they fought for the rights of women and African Americans in America.

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At first glance, the Irish potato famine of 1846 is an unlikely setting for a romance novel. But for Wauwatosa’s Pamela Ford, the Great Famine gave her a rich historical setting in which to set her fictional characters.

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After spending 17 years living in Italy, lardo (Italian for lard) was the only thing, food or otherwise, that Wendy Olsen did not fall in love with. She recently published her first book, titled Loving Lardo, chronicling her experience in the country she loves.

Novel Details How Character 'Became a Monster'

Aug 28, 2013
Kathie Giorgio

Are some people just born evil? Or can our world, what we encounter in life, turn us evil?

Harper Collins

It took ten years for Wisconsin writer Susanna Daniel’s first novel to go from inception to bookstores. Stiltsville told the story of a long and generally happy marriage and its sad ending.

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Dr. Barry Blackwell has spent half a century working as a psychiatrist. But since moving from Britain to Milwaukee decades ago, he’s explored something quite unexpected for a medical practitioner: poetry.

For Blackwell, this wasn’t a midlife change-of-heart. Throughout his self-published memoir, Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist’s Life, Blackwell makes reference to his lifelong interest in writing. He recently sat down with WUWM’s Lake Effect to discuss his 600-page magnum opus.

Book Explores What Conditions We Put on Love

Jun 28, 2013
Dale Kushner

The legend goes that the Eskimos have dozens of words for snow.  Well, Madison author Dale Kushner thinks we should have more than one word for “love” in the English language.