Earlier this summer, my newest book, Rural Wit and Wisdom: Time-Honored Values From the Midwest (Fulcrum Press) came out. It’s a completely revised version of a book I wrote several years ago.
I wrote the first version of the book shortly after my father died at age 93. Although he had little formal education—he completed fifth grade—he was a man of wisdom and a great storyteller. With his passing, I wrote across the top of a page in my journal, “Things I learned from my father.” It was my way of grieving my loss. I thought I would fill up a couple of pages with my memories. As it turned out, a book resulted from this effort.
In this new edition, I include additional bits of wit and wisdom from my father, and I also include a section on storytelling—especially how to write stories that you remember from your life. The book includes a set of new photos taken by my son, Steve, who is Chief Photographer for the Wisconsin State Journal. Give the book a look; I think you will find it interesting. To learn more go to http://www.fulcrum-books.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=6171 or stop at your local bookstore.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: There is never enough wit and wisdom.
CHECK THIS OUT: You can preorder my new novel, THE TAMARACK RIVER GHOST (fifth in my Ames County Series) from Amazon.com. See press kit at this link for information about the book: http://uwpress.wisc.edu/Presskits/Apps_RiverGhost.html
September 7-8, Southwest Wisconsin Prairie Festival, Folklore Village, 3210 Co. Hwy. BB, Dodgeville, WI. Keynote, Saturday, Sept. 8, 1:00 p.m. “People and the Prairie.”
September 15, 1-4 p.m. Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, WI. Book Signing.
September 18, 10:30-11:30 WAHCE Conference, Marriott Hotel, Middleton, WI Keynote.
September 22, 2:00 Wade House Historic Site, Greenbush, WI. Garden Wisdom.
September 24, 11:30, Learning in Retirement, Oshkosh. Stories From the Land.
September 29, Stonefield Village, Cassville, WI. Horse Drawn Days.
October 4-6 Midwest Booksellers, Minneapolis. Book Signing.
October 13, 9-4. The Clearing. Writing Workshop: Writing From Your Life. (Still some openings. Go to www.theclearing.org for information. Click on workshops.)