Seven members of the Door County Published Author Collective will be available to talk with visitors about their books, writing process, and paths to publication. Today’s authors include Corey Geiger, Holly Phaneuf Erskine, Jane Hensge, Sue Jarosh, Erika Nelson, JK Palmer, and Judy Ann Ritter. The Door County Published Author Collective is a group of writers who live in or have significant ties to Door County and who have published creative works, either through traditional publishing or self-publishing.
Corey Geiger, an international journalist, is the author of the National Indie of Excellence winning Book On A Wisconsin Family Farm, Historic Tales of Character, Community, and Culture. The colorful stories throughout the book fling the barn doors wide open to a cast of characters that built America’s Dairyland.
Holly Phaneuf Erskine is the author of Herbs Demystified: A Scientist Explains How Herbs Really Work. A former drug design chemist and biochemistry professor, she is the co-creator of the movie The Emissary and has completed a science fiction comedy based on the film.
Jane Hensge is the author of Do Over in Pearl Center which follows the adventures of Jen Miller who moves back to her hometown in Iowa following her divorce to reopen her family’s long-shuttered grocery store.
Sue Jarosh is the author of the Door County Lighthouse picture book series, including Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Hero and Camden: The Cana Island Cat. All the books are based on real history and feature historical photos.
Erika Nelson, a featured non-fiction author, is a mental health counselor and author of Brave Love 365: Daily Inspiration, Validation, and Support for Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse and Toxic Relationships. She also created The Brave Love Journal, which provides readers with an opportunity to focus inward on a journey of self-exploration. Both books offer hope and deep inner healing after experiencing challenging relationships.
JK Palmer is the author of three children’s books, The House that Moved (A Door County Adventure), Gladys Sings, and Elwood the Moose.
Judy Ann Ritter is the author of two books of nonfiction. The first, Following My Path: Striving for Justice and Social Change, is the story of her sister-in-law’s life before and after her ALS diagnosis. Her second, A Year Aboard Sankaty, chronicles her travels aboard a 36-foot sailboat.