Local authors share stories of life

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CSI Media Staff | September 9, 2016

The Geneva Lake branch of the American Association of University Women presents Soup and Signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Horticultural Hall in Lake Geneva.

Hear the inspiring story of a local veterinarian who was a victim of a head-on crash with a drunken driver. Find out how his family survived.

Listen as a teacher explains how she went on vacation and accidentally became engaged to be married.

Revel in the imagination of a romance writer who places her characters in settings you are sure to recognize.

This event will feature eight local authors who will present their current published works. In addition, the authors will answer questions, sell and sign their books.

Eventgoers also will enjoy tastings of signature soups from eight restaurants in Lake Geneva.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling Kate at 262-394-5029 or Karen at 815-403-9656. Each ticket entitles attendees to five soup tastings, rolls, drink and dessert.

Proceeds from ticket sales will support scholarships for women and girls who live in area communities.

 The featured soups will be provided by Baker House, Celebration on Wells, Egg Harbor, Good Vibes, Hawk's View, Simple, Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub  and Tuscan Grill.

The featured authors will serve up works of many genres with themes that may be of interest to all:

• Mary Hutchings Reed: “One for the Ark.” A novel that tackles a hot topic right now — gender reassignment surgery.

• Dr. Scot Hodkiewicz: “Getting to Heaven by Going Through Hell.” A Lake Geneva veterinarian's memoir of surviving a tragedy.

• Lisa McLuckie: “Love Story.” A novel by award-winning author of contemporary romance novels.

• Rochelle Pennington: “Cherishing Children: Taking Time for Togetherness”

• Sonette Tippens: “The Great House of Raul Rodriguez.” Art and Spanish teacher writes about her experience in Mexico and her accidental engagement.

• Tamera Lyon Schmidt: “Post Traumatic Brazilian Wax Syndrome.” Lake Geneva resident comes up with the perfect beach read.

• Mary Ellen Schulz's children's book: “There's a Mouse in My Mashed Potatoes.” A book to delight the youngsters in your life.

• Carolyn Hope Smelter's and Jill Westberg's nonfiction book: “Camps of Geneva Lake”

Learn about the lives and works of local authors at this palate-pleasing event, from tastings of heart-pounding thrillers, stories of love and loss that may move readers to tears, histories masterfully constructed, songs of romance, a whimsical children's book and lessons to be learned and heralded.

Make your reservation by Sept. 10.


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