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Two authors hold book signing

Event slated for July 5

Local authors Patrick Wood and Richard Sweitzer will hold a book signing at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 5, at the Bookcellar on Main Street, across from the Waupaca public library.

Better known as long-time radio host Rick Winters on Lakes 92.7 WDUX, Sweitzer is the author of “ODE: The Scion of Nerikan.”

His first book is an epic fantasy about an immortal monster searching for a way to die and a little girl who gives him reason to live.. It was awarded a starred review by Kirkus Reviews.

“Ode” is “a hulking escapee from a mythic prison and a courageous young girl form an unlikely bond in Sweitzer’s fantasy novel,” according to Kirkus Reviews.

“The author takes readers across the expanse of the richly imagined Eisen, around forests, into various cities and villages, and through harrowing mountains. No journey, however, is more fulfilling than the emotional one at this story’s core,” the review notes. “Indelible characters carry this epic, heartfelt, and magic-infused tale.”

Wood is the publisher of the Waupaca County Post, Picture Post and more than three dozen other newspapers, websites and specialty publications throughout Wisconsin.

He is also the author of “Reflections,” a collection of thoughtful essays about human relationships and the journey through life.

Readers of the Waupaca County Post will recognize many of Wood’s essays in ”Reflections” from his weekly letters.

Wood covers a wide range of human experience – from the cosmic in “Billions and Trillions of Stars” to the spiritual in “Homelessness and Matthew 25:35,” personal growth and character in “The Quest for Virtue” and memory and nostalgia in “That Old Gang of Mine.”

A reviewer of Wood’s book on Amazon noted, “I found myself reflecting along with him as I read a chapter or two each day. ‘Reflections’ provides a window into the soul of the author, while also providing a view into our own lives and what we truly value.”

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