Carnage in America: Covid-19, Racial Injustice, and the demise of Donald Trump

Dr. Steve Weiss intended his collection of blog posts – which he subsequently published as a book – to be an historical record of an epidemic that plunged America into a crisis of epic proportions. Weiss, of Eau Claire, specifically criticized leaders whose lack of response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Weiss alleges, sent the country into social, economic, and political turmoil. His book is a cautionary warning that we must do better.

Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a divided America

UWEC alumnus and award-winning photographer John Nolter recently published his book, Portraits of Peace, which details his 40,000-mile journey across the U.S. amid deeply rooted polarization to rediscover the common humanity that connects us. Through compelling storytelling and beautiful photography, Nolter examines social issues that challenge the country today: racial inequality, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, freedom of religion, and immigration.

Letters to the Beloved

Jason Kanz – an Eau Claire husband, father, neuropsychologist, and self-published author – recently penned a devotional commentary that explores and records what God had spoken to Kanz as he made his way through scripture. “My faith journey has shown substantial shifts,” he said, and he conveyed his excitement to see how the new book can provide the opportunity for growth. Letters to the Beloved will be available for purchase on Oct. 25 on Amazon. Check out more at