Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What's Going on This Week at Boswell? Lesley Kagen, Wade Rouse, and Wade Rouse's Writing Workshop.

My "what's going on this week" blog post was shifted a day while I grouped some green events together.

Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 pm:
Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Good Graces.

It's one year later from the events in Whistling in the Dark, and a heat wave has everyone in the close-knit Milwaukee neighborhood on edge. None more so than eleven-year-old Sally O'Malley. Deeply traumatized by her daddy's sudden death, and a near escape from a murderer and molester the previous summer, Sally's confidence, sense of security and much of her faith have been whittled away. But as a series of disquieting disturbances unfold—a string of home burglaries, the escape from reform school of a nemesis, and the mysterious disappearance of an orphan—Sally is called upon to rise above her inner demons when she becomes certain that her wild younger sister, Troo, is in danger. Sally made a promise to her daddy to keep her sister safe. A promise she can't break, even if her life depends on it. But when events reach a crisis point, will Sally have the courage to make the right choices? Or will she be overwhelmed by a dilemma that no child should have to deal with?

Can't make it to our event? Kagen's making several other appearances in the area.

September 17th, 11am-1 pm and September 18, 1:30-3:30 pm
Creekside Books
Cedarburg, WI

September 27th, 5:30PM
Reader's Loft
Green Bay, WI

September 29th, 7PM
The Kiel Library
Kiel, WI

October 1st, 2-4PM
Read Between the Lynes
Signing and Reading
Woodstock, IL

October 4th, 7PM
Grafton Library
Grafton, WI

October 20th-23rd
Wisconsin Book Festival
October 20th: 5:30-6:30PM
A Room of One's Own with Nina Revoyr


Thursday, September 15, 7 pm:
Wade Rouse, editor of I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship.

Critically acclaimed memoirist Wade Rouse has gathered some of America's best known humorists- authors, comedians, and actors-to offer biting commentary on what it means to share a life, and a heart, with a dog. From battling for bed space to trying to transform a pampered NYC pup into a Texas rawhide, and from helping a shelter rescue navigate through her new life to interpreting dog run dynamics (and politics), being a canine companion has challenges as tough as any agility course, but laughter is just a tail-wag away. This collection features uncanny insight and witty prose from Jen Lancaster, Rita Mae Brown, Laurie Notaro, W. Bruce Cameron, and many others, including a Foreword by Chelsea Handler's dog, Chunk. A portion of the author’s sales are being donated to the Humane Society of the United States.

Selected as one of the top September literary releases by independent bookstores across the nation, Morgan Kiedrowski from our Mequon bookstore neighbor, Next Chapter Bookshop, says about this new canine essay collection, "In this wonderful collection of short stories we celebrate life with our favorite shoe-eating, bed-stealing, impossible-to-train friends: dogs. Dog lovers who read this will find solace in knowing that there are others out there having experiences just like their own, both frustrating and funny. This is the perfect book to curl up with -- that is if your dog hasn't already taken your spot in the bed!"

Wade Rouse is the acclaimed author of four memoirs, including the bestselling At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream and his latest, It's All Relative.

We're also hosting Wade Rouse's writing workshop on the evening of Friday, September 16 and during the day on Saturday, September 17.  Rouse will give you tips for giving yourself permission to find your writer's voice, share insider secrets of the publishing world and best of all, time to write! So what are you waiting for? Take that leap and move forward with your passion! We've still got a few slots available.  The cost is $165 and includes coffee and Saturday lunch. Contact us at 414-332-1181 or email Stacie.
Here's where else you can see Wade Rouse over the next month:
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 6pm
Saturn Booksellers
133 W. Main Street
Gaylord, MI

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 5pm
McLean & Eakin Booksellers
307 E. Lake Street
Petoskey, MI

Friday, September 23, 2011, 7pm
Brilliant Books
305 St Joseph Street
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Wednesday, October 5, 2011,7pm
Kalamazoo Public Library
315 S. Rose Street
Kalamazoo MI 49007

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