Door County Reads Author Keynote Feb. 5

Door County Reads events continue into next week, starting off the weekend with a virtual keynote from featured author Michael Perry on Feb. 5, 2 pm.

Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, playwright and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. His bestselling memoirs include Population: 485 and Truck: A Love Story (both featured books for 2022), CoopVisiting TomMillion Billion and Peaceful Persistence. Among his other dozen titles are The Scavengers (for young readers) and his novel, The Jesus Cow

Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then detoured into writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the local volunteer fire and rescue service and has a few chickens.

Other highlights of the weekend include a virtual firefighter panel held earlier in the day at 11 am. Panelists include volunteer firefighters from across Door County including Ann Jensen, Paul Swanson, Helen Hecht, Chris Hecht, Erika DeFere, Mark Dekeyser and Richard Olson. Author David Siegel will moderate.

For more Door County Reads events and to connect to the virtual keynote and panel, visit