‘World’s Longest Book Tour’ Comes to Door County

On July 20, author Deedie Runkel of Ashland, Ore., will stop by the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor at 11 am to read excerpts and discuss her newest book, Scone by Scone: Tales from an Innkeeper’s Life.

After years of working in the Peace Corps and her husband reporting for the Philadelphia Bulletin, at age 60 the Runkels made a career change, moving west to take over a struggling bed & breakfast.

As Deedie explains, “We had little idea of what was in store. We knew we could cook, we knew how to make a bed, and we have always loved meeting and getting to know new people.

“This book highlights our experiences hosting theatre lovers, actors, newlyweds, travelers and just about every other type of person you can imagine. Scone by Scone: Tales of an Innkeeper’s Life, shares what it’s really like backstage at an inn, through stories of the myriad situations an innkeeper faces.”

Having written the book, the Runkels claim to be on the “World’s Longest Book Tour,” driving cross-country to catch up with old friends, and newer friends who were their guests at the inn.   

The event at the Kress Pavilion is free and light refreshments will be served.      


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