Host David Ahrens spends the hour with Jeffrey Boldt, a Madison author with deep experience in the subject of his new environmental legal thriller, Blue Lake (River Grove Books, 2022).
It’s a novel that combines romance and a thrilling mystery, amidst the rich beauty black spruces, white pines, and austere Upper Midwest lakes. It’s a novel that Jeffrey Boldt was well-primed to write, drawing on his legal experience as a retired administrative law judge for the state.
Boldt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and its School of Law. After a career focusing on environmental law, Boldt received his MFA in Fiction from Augsburg University in 2019.
His short fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in literary journals including those affiliated with the University of California, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Rutgers, UNLV, Clarkson, Stephen F. Austin, Minnesota, SUNY and CUNY. Six of his short-stories have recently appeared in The Missing Slate, The MacGuffin, Mistake House, The Fictional Cafe and Rosebud.
Blue Lake, his MFA thesis, is his first published novel.