Saturday, January 25th
Author Visit: Jon Etter

**Please RSVP at this Eventbrite link!**

Another Dreadful Fairy Book
About the Book

Readers, beware: what you hold in your hands is a dreadful fairy book.
I wish I were narrating almost any other fairy story, but alas, this is my lot. Whatever expectations you have of delightful and whimsical fairies are sure to be disappointed. There are certainly fairies, but most are not proper fairies. Some who are supposed to be nasty are disappointingly nice, while some who should be kind and helpful are disconcertingly surly, dishonest, and generally unpleasant company.
Our heroine is, perhaps, the worst offender—a sprite more interested in books than carefree games, who insists on being called Shade even though she has the perfectly lovely fairy name of Lillyshadow Glitterdemalion. She is on a quest, albeit with rather questionable companions, to find a place she can call home. A place of companionship, comfort, and, most importantly, positively filled with books.
About the Author
Jon Etter grew up in the cornfields of Illinois on a farm just outside of the town of Forrest (Population: 1300 and some dogs), where he spent most of his time devouring books in the local library. After high school, he earned a B.A. in English Education from Illinois State University and had the pleasure of taking a creative writing class with David Foster Wallace (he remembers Wallace complaining during one of their three-hour night classes about the tedium of reading through the galley proofs of the new book Wallace had coming out, which turned out to be Infinite Jest). Since then, Jon has earned an M.A. in English Literature from University of Wisconsin—Madison and Speech Certification from Carroll University.
Since 1996, Jon has taught thousands of students as a high school English teacher in Wisconsin public schools, first in Sheboygan and for the past ten years in the Milwaukee metro area. In addition to teaching, he has served as a station manager for WSHS 91.7 FM in Sheboygan, coached forensics, and been a faculty advisor for a number of groups including the Gay-Straight Alliance, Philosophy Club, Film Club, and Dungeons & Dragons Club.
In 1991, Jon won the Vermilion County Writers Guild Contest for high school writers and has largely rested on his laurels ever since. Over the years, he has occasionally managed to get off his behind and get some writing done 
Thursday, January 30th
A (Wintry) Night to Recite

7:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Mystery to Me is delighted to host an encore of A Night to Recite--winter edition!

Join us for an evening of treats, libations, and poetry. The only rule? You must recite! No reading allowed!

Poems of all subjects and lengths are encouraged (although...perhaps no epics.), as are poets of all ages!


Saturday, February 01st
POSTPONED: Pajama Party! featuring Goodnight, Madison!


This event has been rescheduled to


Yes, we're having a Goodnight Madison pajama party in the morning!!

Perfect for little ones up to about 5 years old, you'll get an exclusive first-read of a new book all about your hometown!

Local authors Angie and Ben Buelow wrote Goodnight Madison after being inspired by their vast collection of goodnight books from places they have travelled. What was missing was one that highlighted everything that makes the town they raise their boys in so great! Goodnight Madison is a timeless, beautiful bedtime story showcasing why Madison is the best city to say goodnight to!

Ben and Angie Buelow

Saturday, February 15th
Kevin Henkes at the Waunakee Public Library!


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Kevin Henkes is coming to the Waunakee Public Library, and we'll be there selling books!

Join our friends at WPL for storytime with Kevin, then pick up a copy of your favorite book from us!

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Tuesday, February 25th
Flash Fiction Night!


Calling all writers!

Are you a writer? An aspiring writer? Owner of a Twitter account? If any or all of these apply to YOU, then you are invited to Mystery to Me's FLASH FICTION NIGHT!

Join us for an evening of prompts and speed-writing right here in your favorite bookstore! We'll bring the prompts and the wine--all you have to do is bring a notebook, a writing utensil, and your imagination. We'll read three prompts throughout the night, and you'll have 10 minutes to free-write anything you desire. Sharing at the end of the night is entirely optional.

A great way to meet your fellow writers, take a break from that big project you're working on, and maybe (just maybe) find some inspiration in an unlikely place.

As a special treat: all journals and notebooks will be 15% off the night of the event! (Yes! That includes Moleskines!)

See you there!