Monday, December 5, 2022

Four events coming up: John Gurda at Best Place (SOLD OUT), Deborah Lakritz for A Place to Belong, The Green Crayon story time, and Hannah Morrissey for The Widowmaker

The December 6 event with John Gurda is sold out. There is a Boswell book signing for Brewtown Tales on December 17. There is also a Historic Milwaukee Zoom event on December 13.

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 pm
Deborah Lakritz, author of A Place to Belong: Debbie Friedman Sings Her Way Home
in-person at Boswell - click here to register. Light snacks will be served. 

Boswell presents an evening with Milwaukee author of books for children Deborah Lakritz, author of the new picture book biography A Place to Belong: Debbie Friedman Sings Her Way Home. Lakritz’s book is a lyrical, uplifting story about how Jewish singer and songwriter Debbie Friedman got her start as a musician.

Debbie’s voice soars with passion. Her eyes sparkle with life. Everyone cheers. Debbie Friedman is one of the most famous Jewish musicians of our time. But at the start of her journey, she was just a girl looking for a place to belong. Through music, she learned how to connect with her feelings, her heritage, and her community. Now her music belongs to the world, and Debbie does too.

Deborah Lakritz has a master's degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. Her previous books include Say Hello, Lily (Kar-Ben), and Joey and the Giant Box.

Saturday, December 10, 11 am
The Green Crayon, star of Green Is for Christmas
in-crayon at Boswell - click here to register

Boswell hosts a Saturday morning visit from the Green Crayon, hero of the latest book in the Crayons series, Green is for Christmas, in which the crayons get into a fight over who is the true color of Christmas.

This event will feature a story time, and then Green Crayon will sign crayon books with his special green stamp. And best of all, Green Crayon will pose for photos with your kids or the whole family, creating memories you can cherish all year long. 

Following in the footsteps of The Grinch, Bad Kitty, Elephant and Piggie, and Bruce the Bear, all of whom have appeared at Boswell events, we’ll be hosting Green Crayon (Esteban), the star of the breakout bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit and the new release, Green Is for Christmas.

When Green Crayon claims that green is the only color for Christmas, other crayons let him know that there would be no Christmas without them either. No candy canes or Santa without Red, no snow without White, no bells or stars without Silver, and no cookies or reindeer without Tan. The crayons agree that they all need to come together to make Christmas special. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer!

Monday, December 12, 6:30 pm
Hannah Morrissey, author of The Widowmaker
in conversation with Carissa Greve, in-person at Boswell - click here to register

Boswell welcomes the return of Wisconsin thriller author Hannah Morrissey, who joins us for a Thrillwaukee evening featuring her new novel, The Widowmaker, in which a wealthy family shrouded in scandal, a detective with an impossible cold case and a woman with a dark past collide in Black Harbor, Wisconsin. In conversation with Carissa Greve, The Grim Readers Bookstagrammer and BookToker.

Ever since business mogul Clive Reynolds disappeared, the name Reynolds has become synonymous with murder and mystery. Lured by a cryptic note, Morgan Mori returns home to Black Harbor and into a web of their family secrets and double lives. As Morgan exposes her own dark demons, could her sordid history be the key to unlocking more than one mystery?

How about this praise from The House Across the Lake author Riley Sager: "The Widowmaker confirms Hannah Morrisey's status as one of the brightest new voices in crime fiction. An unflinching look at two damaged people trying to do right in a world full of wrong, told in scalpel-sharp prose with a poet's eye for detail."

Wisconsin’s Hannah Morrissey is author of Hello, Transcriber. She studied writing at UW-Madison.

Photo credits
John Gurda by Max Thomsen
Hannah Morrissey by Tracy Koeper Hungry Heart Photography

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