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D&D Meets the Hodag in Medieval Fantasy Book

What happens when you mix Dungeons and Dragons and a Rhinelander lumberjack myth about a dragon called the Hodag? The answer involves a local Eau Claire man named Joseph Beaufeaux, and his book Eternal Knights, the first in a planned trilogy ...

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A Sci-fi Kinda Guy

Brian Able’s world is changing. His familiar world of Eau Claire pre-World War II (circa 1936) is gone. And for some reason the mysterious dreams he’s been having, set in a location known as “the place between,” have something to do with it ...

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The Fallen Blade

Local author (and cat enthusiast) Kelly McCullough is distinguished. He’s had a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly for his science fiction novel Webmage, and he’s a “Writer of the Future” thanks to an award won in 2000. Since said review ...

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Jaron Lee Knuth's New Book Goes Virtual

Jaron Lee Knuth just released his newest book, Level Zero, which is a story about some unfortunate kids stuck in a virtual reality game that won’t let them log out. The book is a riveting read much like the Hunger Games meets The Matrix...

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From Pain to the Page

“I put everything that’s important to me, everything that I love, and put it in a jar and shook it up. When I took the lid off, Sugar’s Dance is what spilled out.” – New Auburn author Katie Mettner reveals the recipe for her book

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Singer/Songwriter Cait Leary Releases Debut Album

Minneapolis resident with local ties Cait Leary just released her debut album, Just Let Me Have Tonight, which she recently recorded in La Crosse. Leary, who graduated from UWEC in 2010, got her start performing in Eau Claire coffee shops.

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In Fantacyland

Gabi Mills, from Strum, is definitely a youth to remember in the Chippewa Valley. At only 14 years old, she has plenty of reasons to be excited about for her future. For starters, she is quite the sensation on YouTube – her channel, Fantacylandfilms,

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Nici Peper

In a world where female singer/songwriters are a dime a dozen, Nici Peper captures attention and shines bright with her honest lyrics and sultry smooth singing voice. Peper, a St. Croix Valley native, originally started singing in local church choirs

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Building the Whale House

Local experimental indie rock band Whale House is back with a brand new drummer and a renewed vigor. The band, comprised of original members Clayton Brice and Caleb Price, acquired Bryant Bohachek after months of waiting.

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2011 Chippewa Valley Book Festival

This year’s Chippewa Valley Book Festival features authors for every interest. The annual event, now in its 12th year, held throughout the Chippewa Valley celebrates authors with connections to the Midwest.

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The Picture Perfect

Despite being a relatively young band, The Picture Perfect already has a big pile of accomplishments. The band has already recorded a debut album consisting of nine tracks, filmed two music videos, released an acoustic EP...

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