2016 Schedule

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2012 Book Festival Author
Melissa Westemeier

Author Biography

After receiving unsatisfactory grades in penmanship as a second-grader, Melissa Westemeier learned to type, earned a Master’s degree from UW-Madison, and became a writer.  Today she lives with her husband and three young sons in Freedom, Wisconsin.  Monthly invitations to attend home parties inspired her novel Whipped, Not Beaten.  Other published work includes Writing in a Changing World (Bridle Path Press), poetry in Strong Verse, Teaching Writing in High School and College  (NCTE), and various essays and articles.  Her passions and vices include reading, coffee, baked goods and Wisconsin Public Radio.  Melissa’s current projects include a trilogy about a river town in Wisconsin, restoring a native prairie and woodland on her 60-acre homestead, and figuring out what to make for dinner tonight.   She is represented by Mitchell S. Waters of Curtis Brown, Ltd.

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Thank You

Atlas Coffee Mill

Big thanks go to Atlas Coffee Mill for hosting monthly meetings for the Fox Cities Book Festival Board! We appreciate your support of the Festival and just can't thank you enough for providing a welcoming meeting space for us to plan and dream.