Wisconsin has a rich literary history containing authors of both prose and poetry. Explore the list below to find short snippets about authors who were born, raised, or now reside in Wisconsin!
Silvia Acevedo graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a triple major: Journalism (with a dual emphasis of news editorial and broadcast), Spanish, and Latin American / Iberian Studies. See there how they meld — journalism, writing, language, and people were all rolled together as my influences. She has wrote and presented news for organizations such as WTMJ-TV, where she returned several times to guest host The Morning Blend talk show and to provide news commentary, KTBC-TV, KRDO-TV, WISN-TV, WKOW-TV, WORT-FM, The Milwaukee Sentinel, and The Badger Herald.
Sharon Hart Addy
Addy grew up in Oak Creek, earned a degree in Education at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and taught elementary school in Stonebank and Oak Creek. Now, she lives in Dells, Wisconsin. Her work for children has been published in a wide variety of children’s magazines including Cricket, Highlights for Children, Ladybug, The Friend, Winner, Hopscotch, Boys’ Quest, Pockets, and Shine Brightly. Combining her writing background with her teaching experience, Addy leads story-writing workshops for elementary and middle school students, is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and is an instructor at the Institute of Children’s Literature.
- Right Here on this Spot
- When Wishes Were Horses
- Lucky Jake
- In Grandpa’s Woods
- A Visit with Great Grandma
- Kidding Around Milwaukee
- Honorable Mention for the Betty Ren Wright Children’s Picture Book Award and nominated for the 2003 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award for When Wishes Were Horses, 2003
- A CCBC Choices Book for A Visit with Great-Grandma, 1989
- Won the Archer/Eckbald Children’s Picture Book Award and honored for an “”Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Literature”” by the Children’s Book Award Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association for Right Here on This Spot, 1999
Lisa Albert was raised in Milwaukee, and now lives in Muskego, WI. She is the author of the teen novel Mercy Lily and non-fiction books, including biographies of Lois Lowry, and Stephanie Meyer, and So You Want to Be a Film or TV Actor?
A. Manette Ansay
Ansay grew up in Port Washington, WI, where she set her first novel, the Oprah Book Club pick, Vinegar Hill. She took classes at the UW Milwaukee, and taught briefly at Marquette University. She now teaches at the University of Miami. She is the author of several books, novels, memoirs, and collections of short stories. Many of her novels, like Blue Water, Sister, and Midnight Champagne, are set in Wisconsin.
Read This and Tell Me What it Says
Good Things I Wish You
National Endowment for the Arts grant
Nelson Algren Prize
Great Lakes Book Award
National Critics Book Circle Award finalist
Getting Ready to Drive: a How-to Guide
Swede Dreams, an S.A.S.S. novel
Jerry Apps, born and raised on a Wisconsin farm, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of more than 30 books, many of them on rural history and country life. Jerry has won awards for his writing from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Library Association (the 2007 Notable Authors Award), American Library Association, Foreword Magazine, Midwest Independent Publishers Association, Robert E. Gard Foundation, The Wisconsin Council for Writers (the 2007 Major Achievement Award), Upper Midwest Booksellers, and Barnes and Noble Bookstores, among others. In 2010 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Campfires and Loon Calls
Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011
During his twenty-five years of canoeing in the wild, Jerry Apps has experienced it all—wicked thunderstorms, inquisitive bears, swamping a canoe, night skies filled with more stars than imaginable, falling asleep to the lullaby of water lapping at the water’s edge….
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Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening
Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Step into the garden with writer and rural historian Jerry Apps. In this treasure trove of tips, recollections, and recipes, Jerry combines his hard-earned advice for garden success with a discussion of how tending a garden leads to a deeper understanding of nature and the land….
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