Meet authors with Wisconsin ties in Brookfield

Brookfield 2017 posterHey Wisconsin types:

Here’s your chance to meet and support lots of authors with Wisconsin ties, as well as and help the Brookfield Public Library continue to put on great programs.

Twelve authors will talk informally with visitors and sell their books at the library’s Meet the Author event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at the library.

I will have both of my nonfiction books, “Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher,” and “Wicked Columbus, Indiana” for sale.

Some of my friends, former co-workers and fellow authors will be in attendance. Among them: Cathy Breitenbucher, Kathy Flanigan and Jim Higgins.

Cathy Britenbucher and I were both sportswriters at the Milwaukee Sentinel way back in the day and she has co-authored a book with former Gov. Martin J. Schreiber: “My Two Elaines : Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver.”

Kathy Flanigan is one of the state’s beer experts. Many claim that title, but she actually writes about the culture of craft beer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has visited more than 100 breweries in Wisconsin for her job and her book, “Beer Lover’s Wisconsin: Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Beer Bars.”

Jim Higgins writes about books, the performing arts, and other subjects
for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a job he had when he and I were both on staff at the Sentinel in the late 1980s. He is the author of “Wisconsin Literary Luminaries: From Laura Ingalls Wilder to Ayad Akhtar,” which pays tribute to the excellence of Wisconsin writers.

Click here for biographies on all the authors who will be there.

Admission is $10 (children 13 and under free). Proceeds fund programs at the library and are tax-deductible. Come and see me and my fellow authors (and my fifth-grade teacher if you show up at the right time and she keeps her promise of attendance). It’ll be a grand time for all, I’m sure.

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