In the MEDIA!

March 2019

“After 20 years and countless pages, Women Writers Ink is hitting refresh. Formerly La Crosse Area Women Writers, founded in 1998 by a trio of local writers, the organization is rebranding this month as Mississippi Valley Writers Guild, open for the first time to poets, novelists and essayists of all genders.” - Emily Pyrek, La Crosse Tribune

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February 2019

“Internationally bestselling author Nickolas Butler is already at work on the next book, his fifth, amid caravanning two kids to swim tournaments around the state. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, he continues to call Wisconsin home and sets his novels here in the Midwest. Now, he prepares for a book tour, launching his latest novel, “Little Faith,” published in March of this year. “ - MVWG Member Jess Witkins, L.i.n.k Magazine

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February 2019

“Three years ago, Amanda Zieba was one of six authors given a very specific writing assignment: a feel-good book centered on hot chocolate, a northern state and Christmastime.

Zieba, 35, of Holmen had plenty of experience writing — she already had several youth books under her belt — but had yet to delve into adult fiction, much less a romance.

But when “Champion Chocolatier,” centered on 30-year-old candy shop owner Emmy, debuted in 2016, it proved Zieba’s most successful book yet, and on Monday the sequel, “Reality Bites,” inspired by Stoddard’s Food Network baking champion Jen Barney, made a decidedly sweet debut.” - Emily Pyrek, La Crosse Tribune

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October 2018

“Great River Writes is designed to bring out your inner writer, whether you are a professional, rank amateur with words within you waiting to come out, or someone in between. The program will be offering writing workshops and author talks from Oct. 27 to Dec. 9 in La Crosse and Winona. Population 485 author Michael Perry, a Wisconsin native, is among the speakers. .” - MVWG member Susan T. Hessel, L.i.n.k Magazine

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January 2018

“Remaining a pillar in the face of tragedy is an impossible task, and through her blog, titled “Um, You Guys?” Christy Wopat shared her emotional and mental struggle through dozens of posts, chronicled in a new memoir, Almost a Mother: Love, Loss, and Finding Your People When Your Baby Dies.” - Emily Pyrek, La Crosse Tribune

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