Aug 13, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM


Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212

Cost Free



Celebrate the official release of Sally Collins’ debut novel, Muddled Cherries, a coming-of-age
story set primarily on the Door Peninsula, inspired by her many seasons working in the service
industry. The open house event will include a short reading, Q&A session, and book signing. The
reception will include wine and light refreshments.

About the Book:
“Collins writes with wit and clarity, telling a coming-of-age story that is both important and
entertaining. …Muddled Cherries is a pleasure to read and a story to savor.” IndieReader, (4.6/5

With the crack of a screen door, Emily’s Schmidt’s life is about to change… Born and raised and still living in The Honky Tonk, her dad’s flagging tavern in western Wisconsin, Emily’s tired of the patrons’ mundane conversations, the jukebox’s sad songs, and her dad’s drunken antics. Loyal, but lonely and struggling with an unsettling incident with one of the regulars, she’s secretly planning to pursue her own dreams – like her high school classmates who’ve scattered across the Midwest and Jacob Larsen, the young man passing through on his way to Door County.

But when her world falls apart and she’s nowhere left to turn, Emily journeys across the state in
search of work, questioning everything she thought she knew about family, friendship, and love.
Hired on the spot at The Schooner, a restaurant on the shore of Lake Michigan, she embarks on a
summer she never expected, filled with colorful relationships and unforgettable experiences that
force her to grow in ways she never imagined, heal in ways she never knew she needed, and face
the unrelenting shadows of the past.

Muddled Cherries is an evocative coming-of-age story about the gravitational power of family,
inextricable bonds of sisterhood, and the endless possibilities that arise when you find your own
voice, your own way.

About the Author:
Since moving to the Door Peninsula in 2008, Sally Collins’ writing has appeared regularly in the
Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living. She’s also the author of the children’s board book
Door County Animals and a librarian at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She proudly served countless old-fashioned and fish fries during her many years working in the restaurant industry. Learn more at