Wisconsin author Patricia Skalka is out this summer with Death Casts a Shadow (July 2022, UW Press). It’s her seventh book in the Dave Cubiak mystery series, which pits a former Chicago cop against a roster of killers, all in beautiful Door County.
In fact, the series was sparked by the beauty of Door County itself, says Skalka. She joins host David Ahrens to talk about the importance of place as a character in storytelling in this edition of Madison Bookbeat.
About the guest:
Patricia Skalka is the author of the award-winning Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries. She turned to fiction after a career in nonfiction as a staff writer, freelancer, ghost writer, writing instructor, and book reviewer. She’s a past president of the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland Chapter and a member of The Authors Guild of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Society of Midland Authors. She lives in Milwaukee and Door County. You can find more about her at patriciaskalka.com.