Your Favorite Local Author

Keeping his place in the top spot is New Auburn-born Michael Perry. Whether you’ve read his books, caught him on Tent Show Radio, or seen him perform with his band, The Long Beds, you’ve made him the Valley’s favorite local author 13 years running. Another favorite is internationally bestselling author, Nickolas Butler. While his writing evokes a true sense of character in this land Wisconsinites call home, the heart of his stories resonate with readers around the world. Rounding out the favorites is B.J. Hollars, founder and executive director of the Chippewa Valley Writers’ Guild. His newest book, Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians and the Weird in Flyover Country, takes on the weird and even landed him a recent appearance on Inside Edition. – Kellie Williams