It’s story time at the Jacksonport Farmers Market. On July 11, 9:30-11 am, Write On, Door County presents children’s picture book writers Jill Harding, Ann Heyse and Sue Steckart Jarosh, authors of picture books that were grown right (write) here (hear). Come hear the authors read from their Door County stories, talk with the audience about how the writer writes their stories, and answer questions. The program is free and open to all ages; families are encouraged to attend. The Jacksonport Farmers Market is located in Lakeside Park on Highway 57 in downtown Jacksonport.
Jill Harding’s first book, The Sign Fairy, is the story of how one small, good act made a big change. Petra puts up a primitive sign at the edge of the road. Each day she attaches a different word. This causes those rushing by to slow down and notice the beauty around and within them. Set in Door County, The Sign Fairy encourages readers to do their part to take care of each other and the planet. Her second book will come out in fall 2017.
Ann Heyse is the author of Good Morning, Door County, illustrated by her sister-in-law Karen Heyse. Ann has helped children, teens and adults hone their writing skills and accomplish work of which they are proud. Her poems and articles have appeared in various journals and online sources and she is currently working on a collection of essays, a novel, and a book of poems. She blogs at Annotations2.wordpress.com.
Door County’s Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Mouse is the first in a series of children’s books about the county’s legendary lighthouses by Sue Steckart Jarosh. Sue grew up in De Pere and in Jacksonsport. In 1984, she and her husband, Joe, purchased and opened Jacksonsport Craft Cottage Gifts. They operated the shop successfully for 31 years, selling it in the fall of 2015. Retirement left more time for another of Sue’s passions – writing. Sue’s first book was inspired by her work as a tour guide at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum and by her grandchildren.
For more information visit writeondoorcounty.org.