My new book, Dessert First - Glimpses of Wisconsin Life, is out in paperback. To celebrate, I'm having a drawing for a free copy of the book. Anyone who puts a comment on this blog post is eligible. The deadline for comments is midnight March 31.
On April Fool's Day, I will write the names of commenters on slips of paper and put them into my husband's fuzzy ear-flap hat. He will reach in and draw the name of the winner.
I hope there is more than one name in the hat!
Dessert First is a fun book. With short bits of writing, it's a perfect companion for la toilette. Taken as a whole, these short bits form a story of what it's been like for me to live in Wisconsin from the 1950s through now. In the essays and story-poems, you'll find a bit of the city, a bit of the country, plenty of interesting Wisconsin characters, some animals, and lots of Mother Nature. There are funny pieces and sad pieces, whimsy and seriousness...like life.
Here are two comments about Dessert First, from the back cover:
"I still miss having Gail Grenier's articles to look forward to in the newspaper but I enjoy her blog. Her thoughtful writing has often caused me to smile, laugh, cry and think deeply. Sometimes all from the same piece."
– Elizabeth Boeck, MSW, LCSW, Laughter Yoga instructor
“When I think about indulging in dessert, what comes to mind is something sugary. But in Dessert First, not only does Gail Grenier share the sugar and spice and all things nice, she incorporates what's truly rich about life as well. Her writing helps me to remember that the richest moments we experience are found not only during the happy times, but also the darker times that can test us to our souls.”
- Katie Kolberg Memmel, author of Five Fingers, Ten Toes - A Mother's Story of Raising a Child Born with a Limb Difference
Typically, I receive few comments on my posts, even though this blog gets readers from all over the world. Please don't resist the urge to comment...I would be honored to hear from you!