Menu-icon
You have no items in your shopping cart.

More Than Words: A Memoir of a Writing Life

$24.95
$14.97
Beginning with a boyhood surrounded by storytellers, Jerry Apps engages readers with stories about his path to becoming one of the Midwest’s best-known and most revered writers. A book for book lovers!

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Ordering for retail, wholesale, school, library, or other tax-exempt organization?
Availability: In stock
- +

Author

Jerry Apps

Summary

In this combination memoir and craft book, award-winning author Jerry Apps shares the next phase in his life story begun in Limping through Life and Once a Professor. Beginning with a boyhood surrounded by storytellers, Jerry takes readers along on his path to becoming one of the Midwest’s best-known and most revered writers. In characteristic no-nonsense style, he shares the joys, disappointments, and frustrations of the writing life and describes the genesis and creation of many of his bestknown books.

In recounting his nearly six-decade writing career, Jerry provides an insider’s view into the creative process, delving into sources for ideas, research strategies, and his guidelines and essential tools for writing. Along the way he recalls his relationships with publishers, editors, TV producers, librarians, booksellers, and others and shares a scrapbook’s worth of stories—some funny, some heartwarming, a few of them

About the author

JERRY APPS was born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm. Today he works as a rural historian, full-time writer, and creative writing instructor and is the author of more than fi fty fi ction, nonfi ction, and children’s books. He is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He and his wife, Ruth, divide their time between their home in Madison and their farm, Roshara, in Waushara County.

Author

Jerry Apps

Summary

In this combination memoir and craft book, award-winning author Jerry Apps shares the next phase in his life story begun in Limping through Life and Once a Professor. Beginning with a boyhood surrounded by storytellers, Jerry takes readers along on his path to becoming one of the Midwest’s best-known and most revered writers. In characteristic no-nonsense style, he shares the joys, disappointments, and frustrations of the writing life and describes the genesis and creation of many of his bestknown books.

In recounting his nearly six-decade writing career, Jerry provides an insider’s view into the creative process, delving into sources for ideas, research strategies, and his guidelines and essential tools for writing. Along the way he recalls his relationships with publishers, editors, TV producers, librarians, booksellers, and others and shares a scrapbook’s worth of stories—some funny, some heartwarming, a few of them

About the author

JERRY APPS was born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm. Today he works as a rural historian, full-time writer, and creative writing instructor and is the author of more than fi fty fi ction, nonfi ction, and children’s books. He is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He and his wife, Ruth, divide their time between their home in Madison and their farm, Roshara, in Waushara County.

Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-997-0

Publication Year2022
Page Count224
Illustrations37 b&w photos.
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size5.5 x 8.25 inches
Write your own review
*
*
  • Bad
  • Excellent
*
*
*
*
Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-997-0

Publication Year2022
Page Count224
Illustrations37 b&w photos.
Format/BindingPaperback
Trim Size5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product tags
Customers who bought this item also bought
Book cover of "Wisconsin Waters" by Scott Spoolman with color photo of a river in summer with trees and eroded sandstone on the banks. Title in large font at the top.

Wisconsin Waters: The Ancient History of Lakes, Rivers, and Waterfalls

Wisconsin Waters takes readers on an epic tour of the geologic, natural, and human stories that have shaped these aquatic landscapes over millions of years.

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Ordering for retail, wholesale, school, library, or other tax-exempt organization?
$26.95 $16.17
Tree ornament with image of the Wisconsin capitol dome in the background. In the foreground are colorful farmer's market images like vendor tents, produce, and flowers.

2022 Wisconsin State Capitol Ornament

The 2022 State Capitol Ornament celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Dane County Farmers' Market, one of the premier farmers' markets in the nation.

Until sold-out, this ornament will also available at the Wisconsin Historical Museum's store at 30 N. Carroll St, on Capitol Square in Madison. Click HERE for the museum's hours of operation or call (608) 264-6555.
$20.00
Red sweatshirt with multi-color screen print of Scandinavian Yule goat illustration. The words "God Jul" in bold white are positioned under the goat.

Yule Goat Sweatshirt

Festive, antique red Yule Goat sweatshirt with multi-color screen print. Exclusive Society item.
$34.95
Germans in Wisconsin book cover featuring black and white image of German people standing outside of shop

Germans in Wisconsin (Revised and Expanded)

Learn about the values and ideas the Germans brought with them from the Old Country, including their achievements on the farm, in the workplace and in academia over the course of 150 years in Wisconsin.4

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Ordering for retail, wholesale, school, library, or other tax-exempt organization?
$12.95 $7.77