On the Same Page: Don’t miss the next Author Spotlight Event at Reedsburg Public Library

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Reedsburg Public Library’s second Author Spotlight Event is scheduled for Monday, July 25, at 6 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. This month’s local authors include memoirist Carolyn Dallman, cozy mystery author Joh Ann Ribar, and inspirational writer Jaime Jo Wright.

Baraboo-area writer Jaime Jo Wright is one of Bethany House Publishers’ premier authors and has completed nine novels since 2017. Her most recent, “The Vanishing at Castle Moreau,” is due to be published in April 2023. According to her website, Wright “loves to read – and write – fiction with elements of mystery, faith and romance.” Many books also have historical inspiration. The setting of “The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus,” is based on the original plan for the Ringling Brothers Circus grounds in Baraboo.

Joy Ann Ribar is the Wisconsin author of the Deep Lakes Cozy Mystery Series set in a fictional tourist haven in central Wisconsin. In the first title, “Deep Dark Secrets,” Francine Champagne, owner of a combination bakery and wine lounge, investigates the death of a local pastor whose body was found inside a fishing shanty. Frankie continues her successful sleuthing in “Deep Bitter Roots,” and “Deep Green Envy.” In crafting the series, Ribar draws on her experience as a writer and educator, and her love of her home state.

Author Carolyn Dallman is inspired by her childhood in Sauk County. Her book “North Freedom” published in April of 2022, is a “collection of over 60 interrelated, non-fiction stories blending a variety of characters, activities, and events” set in the village of North Freedom and on her family’s farm. Over 50 photographs complement the stories and will be a delight to memoir and local history enthusiasts. Dallman’s life writing has also appeared in “The Wisconsin Magazine of History.”

Each writer in the one-hour session will have 20 minutes to introduce herself and her work. Some time will be allotted to ask questions of the authors, and Wright and Ribar will have copies of their books available for sale. Carolyn Dallman’s book may be acquired at the Village Booksmith in Baraboo or through the Sauk County Historical Society. All authors will be happy to autograph their books. There is no registration required for this program.

The Author Spotlight Series is but one of many activities and events happening at the library next week. Check the library’s homepage at www.reedsburglibrary.org to see a complete calendar. Teens who wish to attend the Escape Room in the library’s Community Room on Friday, July 29, at 1 p.m. should register online by Wednesday, July 27.

If you have questions about any library service or program, call the library at 608-768-READ (7323) or email info@reedsburglibrary.org.