a book and an interview
At last it's in print! The sequel to Across the River. The Amazon links aren't quite ready, but I'll update information as I get it. Meanwhile, I'm happy to fulfill orders by shipping copies, so message me at mwestemeier@melwestemeier dot com. $15/copy, includes s/h.
What's it about? It's 1985, the winter is lingering and the folks in Bassville are itching for spring. Maw Cooper's trying to swindle a documentary filmmaker about how his minnows are bred. Mona Butterfield's got a big decision to make about her relationship with Jake. June Butterfield gets caught up helping a neighbor. And a mysterious death rocks the town to its core.
Here's one generous reader's comments: "In her new novel, On the River, Melissa Westemeier has created an entertaining world of living, breathing folks you'll feel like you've known forever. They'll make you laugh and cheer and cry--and worry about them when your own living, breathing people demand you put down the book and find them some dinner! I so enjoyed my time in Bassville, Wisconsin, and I know you will, too!" Becky Ramsey, author of French by Heart: An American Family's Adventures in La Belle France and The Holy Eclair.
But wait! There's more! Claudia Hall Christian interviewed me here:
I talked about writing and teaching and books. Give it a listen!