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More Than Words: A Memoir of a Writing Life

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COMING SOON! -- 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!

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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.

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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
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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
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