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Book Discussion & Signing with Joy Ribar
September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us as we hear from Joy Ribar read a passage from Deep Dark Secrets, her first book in her cozy mystery series on September 20th from 4-6pm. Joy will also be in our Bistro to answer questions from fans and to sign books. This event is open to the public.
About the Book:
You’re invited to visit Deep Lakes, Wisconsin and meet a new friend, Francine “Frankie” Champagne. The 40-something owner of Bubble and Bake — bakery by day, wine lounge by night — Frankie is a spitfire pastry maker, vintner, and budding journalist. Frankie finds herself on the perimeter of a suspicious death that upends the peaceful winter slumber in Deep Lakes when the local pastor is found dead inside his fishing shanty on Lake Loki. Frankie sticks her curious nose into the investigation, despite warnings from the local sheriff to leave it alone. But she has something to prove, maybe to the newspaper editor who wouldn’t hire her as a reporter, maybe to herself as she searches for fulfillment. Regardless, her fierce independence won’t allow her to back down. Follow Frankie as she stumbles upon one discovery after another, trails potential suspects, and solves the case!
About the Author:
Joy Ann Ribar is a Wisconsin native who embraces her Scandinavian roots – wine-tasting and food-munching from every culture. A semi-retired English educator, Joy teaches writing classes at Madison College. She earned a Journalism degree from UW-Madison and a Master’s in Education from UW-Oshkosh. She and her husband, John, run a backyard buffet for winged creatures, plus the occasional furry critter. Someday, they plan to sell everything, buy an RV, and escape Wisconsin winters.
“Central Wisconsin small town personalities and rural idiosyncrasies combine to make this mystery a winter romp through a maze of deceptions and false leads.” – Kathleen McGwin, Author of Sadie, The Least of These, and Co-author of Muir is Still Here
Joy Ann Ribar tempts the reader with a setting and cast of characters that force pages to turn fast. Multiple twists conspire to confuse yet lead to an alarming, if satisfying, conclusion to this first
mystery in a new cozy series.” – Victoria Houston, Author of The Loon Lake Mystery Series