Join us for a unique First Friday as we welcome six members of the Door County Published Authors Collective (DCPAC). The authors will be at Yardstick to discuss their books (which will be available for sale), chat and sign copies.
DCPAC is a group of local authors who either live in Door County or have strong ties to the
county. The collective organized in 2020 under the Write On – Door County banner. DCPAC is
made up of local published authors of many genres and backgrounds. The Collective formed
around a couple of goals: Promote local awareness of local authors and their work and to
network and share their knowledge and experiences as independent writers.
Judy DuCharme is the author of two Cheesehead Devotionals, Lainey of the Door
Islands and Addy of the Door Islands — historical fiction full of lighthouses, shipwrecks,
and adventures, the suspenseful Blood Moon Redemption, and four other fiction books,
one of which is a children’s book.
Dan Powers is the author of the novel How Long a Shadow. The story features a
Door County protagonist who is seeking to learn about his father only to find himself
struggling with the shadowy influences of his grandfather. The story explores fatherhood
and the question: Is Genealogy Destiny?
Marggie Moertl is the author of Sally – A Memoir, the story of Marggie’s mother’s
journey through aging and finally her death in hospice care. This provided the story that
explains her love for those who are dying and her life as a Life Doula. Life As A Prayer,
is the story Marggie’s spiritual transformation during her many years as a hospice
Judy Ann Ritter wrote an inspiring memoir of her sister-in-law, Esther Maria Ritter,
who lived with ALS for 20 years after her diagnosis. Before her death in 2005, Esther
asked Judy to write her story, using all her diaries, journals, letters, and tapes she made
during the 20 years she lived with ALS. The book, Following My Path Striving for Justice
and Social Change is the result of Judy’s promise.
J. B. Sensenbrenner is the author of Cracked Sidewalks, a New Orleans Mystery,
Dogging It in New Orleans, The Love of Hunting, (non-fiction about a family’s passion
for the great outdoors), The Love of Hunting Log (A Sightings and Stories Journal). He’s
a long-time story contributor to the Appleton Post Crescent, Badger Sportsman,
Corporate Report, Deer & Deer Hunting, Whitetails Unlimited and Wisconsin Natural
Sally Collins is the author of Door County Animals, a children’s board book
featuring gentle rhymes and whimsical illustrations. For over a decade she has written
regularly for the Peninsula Pulse newspaper and Door County Living magazine.