News: Stanley - Local Author (Book Party – Oct 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Gilles, Hubin, Hutchinson, Miller, Comerford, Bell, Weiner, Susedik, Wolcott, Snyder, Newman, Moriarity, Eslinger

----Source: Thorp Courier, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 9/05/2012

Local Author (Book Party – 13 October 2012)

Write local, buy local, eat local—local is all the rage when more than a dozen local authors get together in Stanley on Saturday, October 13 for the “First Annual Local Authors Extravaganza” with books, food, and fun for all ages.

Children’s books, a table for “the haunted,” another one for authors of inspirational volumes, military history, plus space for more non-fiction and fiction writers. It will all be available at this book-signing party and local authors’ book selling and social event from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 the lobby of Alberta May’s Restaurant, located at 225 E. 4th Avenue in Stanley.

Sponsors and supporters include area libraries, The Book Celler—Chippewa County’s only book store—STH 29’s regional city magazine, 29 Living, and other area businesses and organizations.

Local Wisconsin authors already invited to participate include Judy Gilles of Gilman (“Stories of Paint Creek” and “Old Crow Hunting”), Peter Hubin (mystery and fiction writer), Jeanne Hutchinson of Jim Falls (“Mom’s Home Cookin’—Feedin’ the Flock” cookbook), Phil Miller of Thorp (“Memories”), Kevin Comerford of Altoona (“Halcyon” and “Beyond Halcyon”), Devon Bell of Eau Claire (“Haunts of Wisconsin & Caryville”), Chris Weiner of Chippewa Falls (“Haunted Chippewa Falls” and “Spirits of Chippewa”), Tina Susedik of Bloomer (military history and Bloomer history books), Keven H of Spooner, and Jerome G. Wolcott, Cynthia Snyder, and Kris Newman of Eau Claire (inspirational books).

Area library directors and members of their Friends of the Library groups, as well as local students and book club members in the region have been invited, along with book lovers of all ages in Chippewa, Clark, Taylor, and Eau Claire counties to this free event.

“It’s always great to celebrate the writing talent and creative minds of the greater Chippewa Valley and Highway 29 region,” said Book Celler storeowner JoAn Moriarity in announcing this event. She urged people to visit her store as well as all the local libraries to buy or check out books, videos, and books on tape by these Wisconsin authors and many others.

As part of this event, Moriarity is also announcing the winter start of a special column in The Stanley Republican newspaper, which celebrates the connection between books and movies. “It will guide movie and book lovers to read and see movies that are related, which adds to visitor support of our local libraries as well as benefiting the local economy with the sale of books and movie tickets, plus movie rentals,” explained the book store owner.

She believes schoolteachers will also appreciate a column that encourages students and adults to explore the history, geography and mystery surrounding events in books they love or movies that make them curious to know more. Moriarity added that the Eslinger family, which has owned and operated the Stanley Theater since 1968, is also participating in the book and movie collaboration project. The Stanley Theater is one of only a dozen independent, single-screen movie theaters left in Wisconsin and among about 100 independent theaters in the nation.

Information about the “First Annual Local Authors Extravaganza” is available at 715-720-1787 or  would like to talk with other interested local authors, as well as groups planning to attend the event.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel