Local author event coming to Hardacre Park Aug. 6
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — As part of summer programming at Marilyn Hardacre Park, Main Street Marshfield will hold a reading event from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 6. The event will feature authors based in the Marshfield area Lisa Boero, Kris Leonhardt, and Cynthia Ruchti, and others have been invited.
Boero is a practicing corporate lawyer who moonlights as a novelist. Her “Nerdy Girls” mystery series features the fast-talking, face-blind detective Liz Howe. Boero’s third book, “Hell Made Easy,” blends her legal knowledge and dark humor in a storyline of lawyers trying to outwit the devil. “The Richmond Thief” is her first historical mystery and was inspired by a love of Jane Austen and “Forensic Files.”
Leonhardt has worked as a freelance writer since 2005. With a love of history, she has created a niche in producing historical columns and feature stories for several Wisconsin publications. Her recent book projects include “Showstopper: The Adler Family and the Dawn of the Movie Industry” and the chapter introductions for “Marshfield Memories.”
A future book is planned a collaboration with Upham Mansion Coordinator Kim Krueger about former Wisconsin Gov. William H. Upham. Leonhardt is currently the editor of the Hub City Times.
Ruchti is the author of more than 20 books for the inspirational market. Her books have been honored with many awards, and she speaks frequently for women’s groups and writers’ events. Her latest releases are the novel “A Fragile Hope” and the nonfiction “As My Parents Age.”
For more information about the event, visit mainstreetmarshfield.com. Marilyn Hardacre Park is located at 451 S. Central Ave. in Marshfield.