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O’Shaughnessy Chronicles

O’Shaughnessy Chronicles

Based on Harold Thorpe’s own family history, the O’Shaughnessy Chronicles are a series of novels set in Iowa County, Wisconsin in the early-to-mid 20th Century.

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The epic story follows Will and Mary O’Shaughnessy from 1913 to the 1940s, as they raise a family, start an auto dealership and manage a farm. (more…)

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Good Friends Storybooks

Good Friends Storybooks

The Good Friends Storybooks for children mix adventure, quirky talking animals, gentle lessons about friendship, and Wisconsin history.

Wyatt’s Woods, published by Little Creek Press in 2013, was the first of Harold Thorpe’s gifts to his four grandchildren – “A Good Friends Storybook” for each of them. (more…)

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Upcoming Events

Book signing locations and dates for Aubrey’s Attic and Wyatt’s Woods.

The following events are all held in Door County, Wisconsin.

  • August 8th at “Dairy View” on Cty Trunk I, 1-3 p.m.
  • August 16th at “Book World” in Sturgeon Bay, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • August 17th at “Kid Works” in Fish Creek, 10 a.m.–noon.

Other Presentations and Workshops

July 22, 9–11 a.m. Winneconne Public Library
Presentation: “Connecting With a Publisher” (A part of a series that’s called: The Science of Writing: To Get Published.”
A workshop right after the presentation: “Writing a Query Letter”