Celebrate CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK with Us!


At Boswell Books, May 7, with Emily Demuth and Julie Mata.


Crickhollow/Crispin gathering at Boswell Books: Sandy, Editor Philip Martin, Author Emily Demuth

In my mind EVERY week is CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEKI know plenty of readers, writers, teachers, and librarians who feel the same. Celebrating the joy of reading with others is a pleasure, any day, any time.2015_poster_Bookweek

For example, a few weeks ago I spent several days with the brightest, most welcoming kids in Greenfield and Hales Corners.

Two weeks later, I spent a full day with the brightest, most impressive Norwegian elkhounds and their gracious, loving owners in Ixonia, Wisconsin.

Saturday, I spent a lovely day catching up with established friends and making new ones at the annual Wisconsin-SBCWI Spring Luncheon in Fon Du Lac. Along with a luscious meal and even more delicious conversation, we celebrated multiple “good news” announcements by our talented members. That was followed by an informative presentation by guest speaker Melanie Cecka Nolan, Associate Publishing Director at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers.committee.melanie Success.1 food.4 Success.3









Quite a warm-up to CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK, right?

So, now that CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK has arrived, I’m really excited about the opportunity to join two other authors on a middle grade panel at BOSWELL BOOK COMPANY on Thursday, May 7, at 6:30. Julie Mata is the author of the 2014 debut, KATE WALDEN DIRECTS: NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIE CHICKENS and the sequel (releasing THIS MONTH!) KATE WALDEN DIRECTS: BRIDE OF SLUGMAN. Emily Demuth Ishida is the co-author (with her sister, Hilda Demuth) of three historical novels based on Wisconsin history. The latest, HATTIE’S WAR, is set in Milwaukee during the Civil War. We’ll be sharing background about our books and taking questions. 

Everyone’s invited: young readers, parents, educators, librarians, writers. If you have an interest in the topics of our books, come join the conversation: Filmmaking? Norwegian elkhounds? Milwaukee history? Civil War? Norway during World War II? 

We’re looking forward to meeting you, so mark your calendar and plan to join us: 

THURSDAY, MAY 7, at 6:30  Boswell Book Company   2559 N. Downer Ave.   Milwaukee, WI 

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