Door County Author Releases “Taking Jenny Home”

Cover art by Charles Peterson

Carolyn Kane, who divides her time between rural Missouri and northern Wisconsin, will be signing copies of her book, Taking Jenny Home, over Labor Day weekend at Charlene’s Gallery Ten in Gills Rock.

Taking Jenny Home takes place on mysterious Merlin’s Island off the coast of Maine, and begins with 12-year-old Kaitlin Delaney gazing out to sea and silently praying for the assistance of Manannan Mac Lir, a sea-wizard who is the fabled protector of the Irish people. Who else can save her family’s business, a bed-and-breakfast inn, from the legendary curse of the island?

Kane received her education at Hendrix College and then University of Arkansas. Her published works include three non-fiction books for middle-grade students, as well as essays and short fiction in Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Highlights for Children.

The book will be available at Charlene’s Gallery Ten during the book signing, and is also available at Book World in Sturgeon Bay and Gills Rock Stoneware in Ellison Bay.