Book Available in Braille

Thanks to a suggestion from friend and musician Katie Ping and the wonderful translation work of Julie Stroh, Braille Transcriber at WCBVI, How to Make a Life is now available in Braille. In two impressively heavy volumes and 399 Braille pages, the book can be borrowed from the Wisconsin Center …

Audio Book Coming Soon

I was thrilled to learn that the Wisconsin Historical Society Press has contracted a professional actress to render How to Make a Life from the written to the spoken word.  When asked to provide pronunciation for non-English words, I was amazed I had included so many Tibetan, Hindi, and Chinese …

Book Launch at Folklore Village

A yellow school bus pulled up to Folklore Village, my favorite rural folk arts center, near Ridgeway, Wisconsin, and off piled 12 teens in shorts and flip flops, followed by three dozen parents and friends, bearing sizeable roasting pans to put on the potluck table, trunks, suitcases and odd-shaped cases …