With publication of her first novel - Death Stalks Door County - Chicago writer Patricia Skalka makes the gigantic leap from a successful career as a nonfiction writer into the unknown morass of fiction. So far, it's been a lot of hard work, an enormous amount of fun and more satisfying than she'd ever imagined. Released earlier this spring, the book has already gone into a second printing.
This former Reader's Digest staff writer includes waitressing, blogging, baling hay and ghost writing among her many talents. In her second appearance at Tuesday Funk, Patricia arrives from two terrific book launches -- one in Chicago and one in beautiful Door County - and ready for this coming weekend's Printer Row Lit Fest.