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An Apps for History of Wisconsin Agriculture

 

Wisconsin Historical Society has announced the debut of Jerry Apps most recent book, Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.

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For Immediate Release

SEPTEMBER 2015
CONTACT:
Kristin Gilpatrick, Marketing Manager
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org
608-264-6465
Wisconsin Agriculture: A History by Jerry Apps

 
Finally, a book on agriculture that is historical, informative, and enjoyable reading for all …
I learned much about farming in America’s Dairyland that I didn’t know. Readers of any age will benefit from Jerry’s perspective on how agriculture has evolved to feed the world.”
Orion Samuelson
Agribusiness Director, WGN Radio


  Jerry Apps Harvests Agriculture’s Bountiful History in New Book 
Jerry Apps, author, Discover the rich and diverse history of farming in Wisconsin — from the story of cranberry growers and Christmas tree farmers to the harvesters of honey and hops — with celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps in his new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book Wisconsin Agriculture: A History .
Wisconsin has been a farming state from its very beginnings. Though it’s long been known as “the Dairy State,” this book shows that the Badger state produces much more than cows, milk, and cheese. Along with expected topics, such as artisan cheesemaking and the cranberry industry, “Wisconsin Agriculture” explores beef cattle and dairy goats, fur farming, Christmas trees, maple syrup, honey, and other specialty crops, including ginseng, hemp, cherries, sugar beets, mint, sphagnum moss, flax, and hops.
The first history of Wisconsin agriculture in nearly a century, this long-awaited volume digs into a cornucopia of agricultural topics, from the fundamental influences of landscape and weather to complex matters of ethnic and pioneer settlement patterns, changing technology, agricultural research and education, and government regulations and policies.
Apps also explores new and rediscovered farming endeavors, from aquaculture to urban farming to beekeeping, as well as recent political developments, such as the 2014 Farm Bill and its ramifications. And he looks to the future of farming, contemplating questions of ethical growing practices, food safety, sustainability, and the potential effects of climate change.
Featuring first-person accounts from the settlement era to today, and more than 200 captivating photos, “Wisconsin Agriculture” breathes life into the facts and figures of 150 years of farming history and provides compelling insights into the state’s past, present, and future.
Media: For a review copy of “Wisconsin Agriculture,” to interview Jerry Apps, or for more information, please contact Kristin Gilpatrick, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706; 608-264-6465; email: kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org.
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About the Photographer & Author
Jerry Apps was born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm. He is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jerry is the author of more than forty fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books with topics ranging from barns and cheese factories to farming with horses and the Ringling Brothers circus. He and his wife, Ruth, have three grown children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. They divide their time between their home in Madison and their farm, Roshara, in Waushara County.
Early Praise for “Wisconsin Agriculture”
“Finally, a book on agriculture that is historical, informative, and enjoyable reading for all, thanks to Jerry Apps and his real-life experience growing up on a Wisconsin farm. My background is similar, yet I learned much about farming in America’s Dairyland that I didn’t know. Readers of any age will benefit from Jerry’s perspective on how agriculture has evolved to feed the world.”

Orion Samuelson, Agribusiness Director, WGN Radio & RFD-TV
 
“I’m embarrassed to say I thought I knew anything substantial about Wisconsin agriculture or its history before I read this book. ‘Wisconsin Agriculture’ should be required reading in history classes from high school to the collegiate level. It makes me thankful that Jerry has such a sense of commitment to Wisconsin’s agricultural heritage-and to getting the story right.”
– Pam Jahnke, Farm Director, Wisconsin Farm Report Radio
 
“Jerry Apps does a phenomenal job of telling the story of Wisconsin’s agriculture history. This is a tremendous historical reserouce and a must read for farming and rural Wisconsin enthusiasts.”
– Fran O’Leary, Editor, Wisconsin Agriculturist
 
“Apps instills a sense of wonder as he tells us about the forces that shaped Wisconsin, from the Ice Age glaciers … to the great thinkers and risk-takers who transformed the state’s agricultural economy multiple times throughout the 1800s and 1900s. These inspirational figures include those at the university who taught in classrooms and labs 125 years ago and who traveled the state sharing knowledge with farmers, community leaders, family members, and children-ultimately the notion of the Wisconsin Idea.”
– John Shutske, Assoc. Dean of Extension, UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Upcoming Events
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 – Book Launch SPECIAL EVENT
Time: 2 pm
Location: UW-Madison West Side Agriculture Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Rd., Verona, Wis. Join fellow Society members and the public at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station for a special book launch celebration. Enjoy a talk about Wisconsin agriculture history by Jerry Apps, sample Wisconsin-produced foods, meet the current Alice in Dairyland, and get your copy of “Wisconsin Agriculture” autographed.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 – Book Launch Talk & Signing
Time: 6 pm
Location:  Wild Rose Middle & High School, Wild Rose, Wis. Hosted by the Wild Rose Library. Come early for “apps-e-tizers’ beginning at 6 pm.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 – Dregne’s Book Signing
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Dregne’s Scandinavian Gifts, 100 Main St., Westby, Wis. Jerry Apps will be signing copies of his many books, including his newest Society Press book “Wisconsin Agriculture.” The book signing is party of Dregne’s 40th Anniversary celebration; the family-owned business opened in 1975.
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 – Book Talk & Signing
Time: 1 pm
Location: Readers Realm Bookstore, 147  E Montello Street, Montello, Wis.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2015 – Book Talk & Signing
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Ruth Culver Community Library, 1540 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, Wis. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library.
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters building auditorium, 816 State Street (across from Memorial Union), Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin Historical Society, UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and UW-Madison Extension invite readers, history buffs and agriculture fans to this special, joint, Wisconsin Book Festival and Wisconsin Science Festival event! Celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps (a former UW-Extension Agent and Professor Emeritus) will highlight the richness and diversity of agriculture in the Badger State–including the UW system’s contribution’s to that history–drawing from his new Society Press book, “Wisconsin Agriculture: A History,” the first expansive volume on Wisconsin agriculture history nearly a century. Ben Brancel,  Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and Dr. Ellsworth Brown, The Ruth and Hartley Barker Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society will introduce the event. A book signing will follow.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 – Book Talk & Signing
Time: 6 pm
Location: Marathon County Public Library, Wausau, Wis.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 – Book Talk & Signing
Time: 7 pm
Location: Belleville High School, hosted by Belleville Public Library
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 – Second Saturday Book Talk & Signing
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, Wis. Sponsored by the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.

To Order

For retail and wholesale orders: Contact the Chicago Distribution Center at 800-621-2736 Fax: 800-621-8476 Email: custserv@press.uchicago.edu
For individual orders: Order by phone toll free at 888-999-1669, shop online atwww.wisconsinhistory.org/shop, or shop in person at the Wisconsin Historical Museum Shop, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison WI 53703
By Jerry Apps
Hardcover: $34.95
336 pages, 192 color and b&w photos and illus., 2 maps, 8 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-87020-724-2
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CWW Contest Winner Publishes New Book

Kathleen Ernst, whose books have won Council for Wisconsin Writers contest awards in the past, has a new book out, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Here is the Society’s news release.

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For Immediate Release

AUGUST 2015

CONTACT:
Kristin Gilpatrick, Marketing Manager
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org
608-264-6465

 New Book Captures Seasonal Life of “Old World” Pioneers

A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons by Kathleen ErnstDiscover the landscape and homesteads of early Wisconsin settlers in A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons(Hardcover: $29.95, ISBN: 978-0-87020-714-3), written by popular mystery writer Kathleen Ernst and published by The Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

 

Ernst’s newest nonfiction book weaves a seasonal tapestry of Midwestern pioneer life — tying Ernst’s poignant essays together with evocative color photographs taken by award-winning photographer Loyd Heath at Old World Wisconsin, the country’s largest outdoor museum of rural life. This page-turning journey traverses the seasons from sprawling farms to cramped smoky cabins and from a tidy crossroads village to gracious, well-furnished home.
Readers experience the back-straining chores, cherished folk traditions, annual celebrations, and indomitable spirit that comprised pioneer life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. From spring blossoms to winter’s tranquility and everything in between, the changing seasons provide a beautiful backdrop to display the diverse work of settlers.

 

At its heart, “A Settler’s Year” is about people dreaming of, searching for, and creating new homes in a new land. This moving book transports us back to the pioneer era and inspires us to explore the stories found on our own family trees through the blending of photographs and history.
To explore Midwestern pioneer life in person and learn more about Old World Wisconsin visit the museum’s web site here.

Media: For a review copy of “A Settler’s Year,” to interview Kathleen Ernst or Loyd Heath, or for more information, please contact Kristin Gilpatrick, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706; 608-264-6465; email: kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org.

 

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About the Author
Kathleen Ernst is the award-winning author of more than thirty mystery, historical fiction, and nonfiction books for adults and young readers. Her latest include Death on the Prairie, the sixth Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery for adults from Midnight Ink, and The Smuggler’s Secrets, a Caroline Abbott mystery from American Girl. Kathleen has a master’s degree in history education and writing from Antioch University. She spent over a decade as curator of interpretation and collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Old World Wisconsin site, an experience from which she often draws for her Chloe Ellefson mystery series. Learn more about her work atwww.kathleenernst.com.
About the Photographer
Loyd Heath‘s interest in photography began in 1945 when he was a high school student in Milwaukee. Since then he has taken many photo courses and workshops, participated in many photo shows, and been widely published. After retiring in 1998 from the University of Washington, where he is currently Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Loyd has devoted his time to photography. He is best known for his photos of the University of Washington campus, Pacific Northwest totem poles, Genesee Country Village in Mumford, New York, and Old World Wisconsin. He judged the annual Old World Wisconsin photo contest for many years.
Praise for “A Settler’s Year

 

In “A Settler’s Year,” we come to understand what these early arrivals endured as they struggled to make a living in a new land. This is a book with great meaning for those of us who grew up on farms, and a book to be shared with young people eager to know more about pioneer life.”

 Jerry Apps, Celebrated Rural Storyteller and Author

Upcoming Events
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 – Book Talk & Signing

Time:  7 pm

Location: Mystery to Me Bookstore, 1863 Monroe Street, Madison, Wis.

 

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 – Wisconsin History Tour Book Launch

Time: Noon

Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, Wis.
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 – Old World Wisconsin Book Celebration Event

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Clausing Barn, upper level, outside entrance to Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wis. The special book talk event will also feature “A Settler’s Year” award-winning photographer, Loyd Heath and Old World Wisconsin Director Dan Freas. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public and located in the barn outside of the site admission office. (Those who also tour the Old World Wisconsin site Sept. 20 can show their ticket stub for a book discount.)

 

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 – Door County Book Festival Signing

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Location: The Peninsula Bookman Bookstore, Fish Creek, Wis.
Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 – National Archives Noontime Talk Series

Time: Noon

Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW-Rm G-29, Washington, DC.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 – Sterling North Book Festival Talk & Signing

Time: TBA

Location: Edgerton, Wis.

 

To Order

For retail and wholesale orders: Contact the Chicago Distribution Center at 800-621-2736 Fax: 800-621-8476 Email: custserv@press.uchicago.edu
For individual orders: Order by phone toll free at 888-999-1669, shop online atwww.wisconsinhistory.org/shop, or shop in person at the Wisconsin Historical Museum Shop, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison WI 53703

 

A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons

By Kathleen Ernst with Photograhs by Loyd Heath

Hardcover: $25.95

200 pages, 179 color and b&w photos, 8 x 9

ISBN: 978-0-87020-714-3

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Wisconsin Historian’s Chapbooks Feature Five Founders

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New Society Press Series Explores America’s Founders
Explore the prose of some of the most prominent American Revolution leaders and thinkers — who led the fight for the independence Americans celebrate every July 4 — in the America’s Founders Biographical Series. Written by US Constitution historian John P. Kaminski, the Parallel Press series is now distributed by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.Each of the five chapbooks in this series provides a concise but vibrant exploration of American heroes, including:

* America’s first president and Revolutionary War General in George Washington: The Man of the Age (ISBN: 978-1-893311-99-2, Retail: $16),

* Declaration of Independence author and the third US President in Thomas Jefferson: Philosopher and Politician (ISBN: 978-1-893311-59-6, Retail: $16),

* A Revered Revolutionary War General in Lafayette: The Boy General (ISBN: 978-1-893311-84-8, Retail: $16),

* An American Independence crusader and US President in James Madison: Champion of Liberty and Justice (ISBN: 978-1-893311-65-7, Retail: $16), and

*A Revolutionary compatriot and the leading First Lady of her day in Abigail Adams: An American Heroine (ISBN: 978-1-893311-93-0, Retail: $16).

Told in a lively manner through historic details, Kaminski’s elegant prose adds dimension to the historic dramas of revolution and nation-making. Unlike traditional biographies, these charming chapbooks emphasize the character, mannerisms, and physical appearance of the subjects as they were known to their contemporaries. In a unique way, the illuminating vignettes and “behind-the-curtain” glimpses of both well-known and obscure events provide a new perspective on the Founding generation.

About the Author 

John P. Kaminski is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is also editor of the multi-volume The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution Series, published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press, that aims to preserve the state-by-state debates about the ratification of The United States Constitution. A professor emeritus from the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he is the author or editor of twenty-five other books on early American history.

 

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Children’s Writers’ Good June News

Here’s what’s been happening on the children’s book publishing front during the past month:

The hard-cover edition of Ann Bausum‘s Stonewall, which was released in May, has earned starred reviews and is now sharing the spotlight with the audio book production from Listening Library. Ann reports that her fellow author Tim Federle, who narrated the audio book, has earned an Earphones Award for his performance from AudioFile magazine. The reviewer notes: “…Bausum’s account of the gay rights movement…is told with heartbreaking candor, and Tim Federle’s narration wrings all the emotion from this gripping history. With vocal intensity that is by turns fearful, angry, or touching….”

Ann and her fellow Wisconsin writer, Bridget Birdsall, winner of CWW’s 2014 Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award for her YA novel Double Exposure, will be at  Madison’s west side Barnes and Noble on June 11 to read, talk, and sign their books. The public is invited to attend: Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m., B&N in West Towne Mall, 7433 Mineral Point Road. “Our event coincides, quite happily, with GLBT Book Month (the timing of which can be traced back to the events I write about in Stonewall),” Ann says. 

Becky Wojahn‘s Malcolm at Midnight won the Kansas William Allen White Children’s Book Award. She plans to be in Kansas in October for the award presentation. Malcolm is one of the Wisconsin Golden Archer nominees for the next school year.

Sheila Cohen has a middle school biography of Wisconsinite Sterling North published by the Wisconsin Historical Society coming out this coming October. Sterling North  wrote many books and was literary critique at the Chicago Daily News for many years, but his claim to fame for kids is that his book RASCAL  was made into a Disney movie in the 1960’s.

Pat Schmatz got a star from Kirkus for Lizard Radio (coming out this fall).  Among other things, it says:   Sophisticated, character-driven science fiction, as notable for its genderqueer protagonist as for its intricate, suspenseful plot.

“Nobody has ever accused me of an intricate plot – or any other kind of plot – before so I guess using The Plot Whisperer and making all those $#@#$@ charts and diagrams paid off.” Pat says. “And it’s a surprise to me to learn that it’s science fiction, but I’ll take it!
Janet Halfmann‘s Little Skink’s Tail is on the Just Read Florida: 2015 Summer Recommended Reading List for the seventh year in a row.

JoAnn Macken‘s  Baby Says “Moo!” is out as a padded board book.

Lisa Moser‘s Squirrel’s Fun Day has been selected for the summer reading lists by the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Library.

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CWW Honorable Mention Biking Book is a Winner

Council for Wisconsin Writers’ 2013  Norbert Blei/August Derleth Nonfiction Book Honorable Mention ” Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State by Jesse J. Gant and Nicholas J. Hoffman, has won anouther award. Here’s Wisconsin Historical Society Press’s news release:

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For Immediate Release

June 2014

CONTACT:
Kristin Gilpatrick, Marketing Manager
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org
608-264-6465

‘Wheel Fever’ Receives Prestigious AASLH Award

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State by Jesse J. Gant and Nicholas J. Hoffman, was recently awarded the 2014 American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Award of Merit. The AASLH has awarded the Leadership in History Awards for the past 69 years and is one of the highest achievements in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. AASLH awards will be presented at a special banquet during the 2014 AASLH Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday, September 19, 2014.

 

This award-winning book explores the origins of bicycling and why those origins still matter, but it is also about Wisconsin’s continuing fascination with all things bicycle. The authors weave their way through bicycling history beginning with the velocipede craze of 1869 and pedaling through the “wheel fever” of the 1890s. This lushly illustrated book features never-before-seen images of early bicycles and the people who rode them: bloomer girls, bicycle jockeys, young urbanites and unionized workers. “Wheel Fever” also details the often-impassioned debates over who should be allowed to ride, where they could ride, and even what they should wear.

 

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is Wisconsin’s oldest publisher, established in 1855 as part of the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison. It continues to serve the Society’s missions, publishing books that share the best of Wisconsin history and culture, like “Wheel Fever.”
 

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To read about other CWW winners and honorable mentions, please go to http://www.wiswriters.org/2013%20winners.htm

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Packers ‘Mom-oir’ Debuts

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For Immediate Release

October 2013

CONTACT:
Kristin Gilpatrick, Marketing Manager
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org
608-264-6465

Sportscaster Jessie Garcia Takes Packers Fans Behind the Scenes

 As one of the first female sportscasters in the Midwest, Jessie Garcia provides her personal, and oftentimes hilarious, insight on her career reporting on the Green Bay Packers, including behind-the-scenes moments with the team in the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book “My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting” (Paperback: $18.95, ISBN: 978-0-87020-619-1).

 The veteran sportscaster brings fans to the sidelines at Lambeau Field, inside the locker room, aboard the Packers bus, and into the host’s chair at The Mike McCarthy Show. The book also features stories about other teams and athletes she’s covered, from the Badgers and Brewers, to Wisconsin Olympians.

A ‘SPORTS MOM-OIR’

Garcia’s behind-the-scene details spring from her perspective as a female journalist and a working mom who juggled the demands of family life with a demanding NFL schedule. Not many parents can say they’ve changed their child’s diaper in the tunnel at Lambeau Field, but Jessie Garcia can.

The book is a “sports momoir,” notes Kate Bast, editor-in-chief of Brava Magazine, in her review of the book. Garcia “captures that relentlessly imperfect balance we all seek: striving to deliver in a career that fuels your talents and feeds your soul, while playing the biggest game of all-life with kids.”

Packers radio analyst and TV sportscaster Larry McCarren adds that the book is also the story of a top-notch sports professional. “This book may be about a woman in sportscasting, but it’s also about a damn good sportscaster, period.”

An e-book version of “My Life with the Green & Gold” is also available.

Media: For review copies of this book, book photos, or event information, please contact Kristin Gilpatrick, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706; 608-264-6465; email: kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org.

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About the Author:

Madison native Jessie Garcia has been a TV sportscaster for twenty years, first with WISC in Madison and currently with WTMJ in Milwaukee. A graduate of the Boston University College of Communication, Garcia was one of the first women to host an NFL coach’s show. When not reporting or anchoring for WTMJ, Garcia teaches journalism at Carroll University in Waukesha, writes books, or enjoys time with her husband and two sons.

Book Events:

 Friday, October 18 – Wisconsin Book Festival Book Talk

Time: 4 pm

Location: Central Library, Madison.Sportscaster, Jessie Garcia, host of WTMJ’s “The Mike McCarthy Show,” offers behind-the-microphone insights into the Green Bay Packers and other Wisconsin teams. Enjoy Garcia’s tales of Wisconsin’s teams from her perspective as a fan, journalist, and working mom. A book signing will follow.

Wednesday, November 6 – Book Kickoff Event

Time: 7 pm

Location: Shorewood Public Library, Milwaukee. Boswell Books and Wisconsin Historical Society Press invite you to join WTMJ sportscaster Jessie Garcia for the official release of “My Life with the Green & Gold.” A book signing will follow.

Sunday, November 10 – Pre-Game Book Event

Time: 8-10 am

Location: Radisson Hotel lobby, Green Bay. Sportscaster Jessie Garcia will be signing copies of “My Life with the Green & Gold” in the hotel where she stayed on game night for many of the Packers games she’s covered in 20 years of sports reporting.

Thursday, November 14 – Book Talk & Signing

Time: 7 pm

Location: Books & Company, Oconomowoc. Join sportscaster Jessie Garcia as she shares behind-the-microphone stories from “My Life with the Green & Gold.” A signing will follow.

Saturday, November 16 – Book Talk & Signing

Time: 1 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble, Greenfield. Join sportscaster Jessie Garcia as she shares behind-the-microphone stories from “My Life with the Green & Gold.” A signing will follow.

Saturday, December 7 – Book Talk & Signing

Time: Noon – 2 pm

Location: Old World Wisconsin, Eagle. Join sportscaster Jessie Garcia will be signing copies of “My Life with the Green & Gold” in the gift shop as part of the Wisconsin Historical Society site’s The Spirit of  Christmas Past event.

Tuesday, December 10 – Book Signing Event

Time: TBA Evening

Location: Ella’s Deli, Madison. Madison native and former WISC TV sportscaster Jessie Garcia returns to her high school workplace to celebrate the publication of her first book “My Life with the Green & Gold.”

Thursday, December 14 – Book Talk & Signing

Time: 7 pm

Location: McMillian Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids. Sportscaster Jessie Garcia will share stories from her book “My Life with the Green & Gold.” A signing will follow.

To Order:

My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting

Paperback: $22.95

240 pages, 40 b/w photos, 5 ½ x 8 ½

ISBN 978-0-87020-619-1

For retail and wholesale orders: Contact the Chicago Distribution Center: 11030 South Langley Ave., Chicago, IL 60628-3830. Phone: 800-621-2736 Fax: 800-621-8476 Email:

custserv@press.uchicago.edu 

For individual orders: Order by phone toll free at 888-999-1669, shop online athttp://www.wisconsinhistory.org/shop, or shop in person at the Wisconsin Historical Museum Shop, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison WI 53703

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Wisconsin Historical Writer at a Place New You

Wisconsin writer Jerry Apps, whose Old Farm: A History was the CWW 2008 winner in the Outdoor Writing category, has a new book out, Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir. The book’s publisher, Wisconsin Historical Society, has released a list of Apps’ upcoming events. Here’s the link:

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whspress/books/book.asp?book_id=408&books_extra_id=1148&book_title=Limping+Through+Life%3A+A+Farm+Boy%27s+Polio+Memoir&book_title_short=Limping+Through+Life

See this year’s and other past CWW award winners at http://www.wiswriters.org/year.htm.

National bestselling author Jane Hamilton, who is this year’s winner of the CWW Major Achievement Award, is the keynote speaker at the CWW Annual Awards Banquet honoring this year’s winners and honorable mentions on May 11 at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Go here for more information and registration. http://www.wiswriters.org/news.htm

 

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