Series of County Signings

Author Patricia Skalka appears in a series of events launching her latest mystery, Death at Gills Rock. Sponsored by Write On, Door County, Peninsula Bookman, and the Door County Maritime Museum, the events celebrate the publication of the second novel in the Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series, published by Terrace Books, University of Wisconsin Press.

On June 12, an informal book signing and reception will be held at the Peninsula Bookman, 4083 Main St., Fish Creek. People will have a chance to talk with the author and have their books signed, meet other mystery fans, and enjoy light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. There is no formal program; people are invited to drop by any time between 5 and 7 pm.

June 13, 11 am – noon, Write On presents Coffee and Conversation with Skalka hosted by the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Skalka will read from her novel and take questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public.

University of Wisconsin Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin will join Skalka from 3 – 4 pm, also at the Maritime Museum, for a discussion of regional publishing. The editor will discuss how books with a focus on Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest are accepted for publication and find their way into reader’s hands. Skalka will discuss the importance of the Door County setting in her mystery series. The event is free and open to the public.

Skalka will also be part of the Door County Maritime Museum’s Fourth of July celebration at Gills Rock, reading and discussing her novel from 3 – 4 pm.

Skalka will conduct a series of writing workshops for Write On, Door County. The first of the monthly workshops is “Plotting the Novel,” June 20, 9 am – noon, and will be held in the community room of Glas Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay. Skalka will discuss how to develop a step-by-step process for completing a novel. Enrollment is limited to 12. Tuition is $65. Future workshops include “”Creating Characters that Connect with Readers” on July 18, and “Learning to Be a Better Writer,” August 15. Both workshops will be held at Glas, 9 am – noon. To register for these workshops, visit, email [email protected], or call 920.868.1457.