April 2009

My first book talk for Run At Destruction is on the horizon – Wednesday, April 29th at 6 p.m. at the Edgerton, Wisconsin Library. What’s special is that it was arranged by the RunLikeAGirl running club (runlikeagirl.net), but is open to the community.  I certainly feel a kinship to other women runners.

Green Bay Women Runners - I'm in first row on the left.

Green Bay Women - I'm in first row on the left.

This picture was taken in 1984, just weeks after my best friend, Pamela Bulik, died. (My book focuses on the bizzare circumstances surrounding it.) Each year, the Green Bay gals took a weekend trip to one of the Bonne Bell Races. Normally it had been in Pam’s van. When I went to register at this one, held on Milwaukee’s Lakefront, it was eerie to discover that Pam already had…  Now, more than two decades later, it’s great to see that the continued growth in running is coming from the female population. 

We rule! 

Editing Run At Destruction in Door County, WI in the summer of 2008

Editing Run At Destruction in Door County, WI in the summer of 2008

Finally… after five years my book –  Run At Destruction: A True Fatal Love Trianglewill be published by Titletown Publishing and I won’t have the continual obsession to edit it. As writers know, a first book is definitely a labor of love. It’s hard to let it embark on its journey to be analyzed, criticized, and hope-beyond-hope, praised grey-and-red1by others. It has become your baby and it’s hard to hear that it’s ugly. But all babies, even if they are colicky, or have big ears, or spit up have endearing qualities. I hope my readers will find those in my first person, True Crime account of our close-knit Green Bay running group and the inexplicable death of my best running buddy.

Run At Destruction has been written from my heart…