Wisconsin Authors

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About Wisconsin Authors

Wisconsin Writers' Jade Ring Anthology, 808.8 WIS

Famous Wisconsin Authors, 810.8 Rob

Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide, 917.7504 WIS


Allyson K. Abbott, Stoughton (Also known under the pen name of Beth Amos) Murder on the Rocks (Mack’s Bar Series, #1) M ABBOTT (pb)

Beth Amos, Stoughton F AMOS

  • Cold White Fury
  • Eyes of Night
  • Second Sight
  • The Vicarious Liver

Jerold “Jerry” Apps, Wisconsin F Apps

  • Blue Shadows Farm
  • Cranberry Red
  • Tamarack River Ghost

A. Manette Ansay, Port Washington & Madison F ANSAY

  • Blue Water
  • Good Things I Wish You
  • Vinegar Hill

Carol Ryrie Brink, Menomonie Strangers in the Forest F BRINK

Anthony Bukoski, Superior Time Between the Trains F BUKOSKI

Nickolas Butler,  Eau Claire F BUTLER Nickolas

  • Beneath the Bonfire
  • The Hearts of Men
  • Little Faith
  • Shotgun Lovesongs

Jennifer Chiaverini, Madison F CHIAVERINI

  • The Quilter’s Apprentice*  
  • Christmas Bells
  • Enchantress of Numbers
  • Fates and Traitors
  • Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
  • Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker
  • Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival
  • The Spymistress

Marshall Cook, Madison Murder Over Easy* F Cook

Kathleen Ernst, Middleton Old World Murder* M Ernst

Victoria Houston, Rhinelander Dead Angler * F Houston

Shelley Glodowski, Oregon M Glodowski

  • Murder on a Caribbean Note
  • Murder on an Egyptian Note
  • Murder on a Philosophical Note
  • Murder on the Wrong Note

Lesley Kagen, Milwaukee Good Graces F Kagen

Lorrie Moore, Madison F MOORE

  • Bark: Stories
  • Birds of America: Stories
  • Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

Michael Perry, New Auburn The Jesus Cow F PERRY

Sara Rath, Manawa F RATH

  • Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages
  • The Waters of Star Lake

David Rhodes, Wonewoc F RHODES

  • Driftless
  • Jewelweed

Patrick Rothfuss, Madison Name of the WindFAN ROTHFUSS

Annelise Ryan, Stoughton (Also known under the pen name of Beth Amos) M RYAN

  • Working Stiff*
  • Needled to Death*

Peter Straub, Milwaukee F STRAUB

  • The Talisman*
  • Mystery*
  • Houses without Doors
  • In the Night Room

Larry Watson, Milwaukee F WATSON

  • American Boy
  • As Good As Gone
  • Orchard
  • Let Him Go

Lori Wick, Mazomanie F WICK

  • Cassidy*
  • Whatever Tomorrow Brings*
  • The Proposal*
  • Where the Wild Rose Blooms*
  • Moonlight on the Millpond*
  • Every Little Thing About You*
  • Beyond the Picket Fence
  • Every Storm
  • Pretense
  • The Princess
  • White Chocolate Moments

Thornton Wilder, Madison The Bridge of San Luis Rey F WILDER


Stephen Ambrose, Whitewater

A. Manette Ansay, Port Washington & Madison Limbo, 813.54 Ans

Jerold “Jerry” Apps, Wisconsin

Deborah Blum, Milwaukee

James Campbell, Lodi

Jordan Ellenberg, Madison How Not To Be Wrong, 510 ELL

John Gurda, Milwaukee Making of Milwaukee, 977.595 GURDA

John Hildebrand, Eau Claire

John Koethe, Milwaukee The Late Wisconsin Spring811 Koe

Ellen Kort, Appleton

Aldo Leopold, Madison

Ben Logan, Seneca Christmas Remembered, 394.266 LOG

David Maraniss, Madison

John Muir, Montello The Story of My Boyhood & Youth, 921 MUI

Lorine Niedecker, Fort Atkinson and Blackhawk Island Collected Works, 811.54 NIE

Michael Perry, New Auburn

Sara Rath, Manawa The Complete Pig, 636.4 RAT

Robert Wells, Milwaukee Fire at Peshtigo, 977.5 WEL

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pepin