Best-selling author to visit library
She will speak for approximately 40 minutes in the library’s lower level meeting rooms and then sell and sign copies of her latest book, “Make Someone Happy.”
She will also sell copies of some of her other titles.
Joining her in the visit will be Gabby, her Golden Retriever.
Berg is visiting Waupaca’s library for free with just three requirements.
Her first requirement is being allowed to bring her dog and to also have an adoptable dog at her program from the local Humane Society.
Berg is starting a fund to help those who do not have funds to pay for veterinarian care for their sick pets.
The Humane Society of Waupaca County hopes to have an adoptable dog available that week.
Berg also asked to have flowers at her event, and Brigid Ferkett, of Gravel Road Farm, will provide them.
The author’s final request is to have treats, and library volunteers will provide them.
Home-baked dog treats are also being provided – not only for Gabby but also for audience members to take home to their own pets.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Berg has loved books, reading and writing since she was a young child.
She was a registered nurse for 10 years before she become a writer.
Her first book, the non-fiction “Family Traditions,” was published in 1992.
Among Berg’s other book titles are “Durable Goods,” “Range of Motion,” “Open House,” “The Art of Mending,” “We Are All Welcome Here,” “The Last Time I Saw You” and “Tapestry of Fortunes.”
“Open House” was an Oprah’s Book Club selection in 2000.
When Berg visits Waupaca on Aug. 24, she will read from “Make Someone Happy,” which is a book made up of her Facebook postings.
She will also read a bit from her upcoming novel, “The Story of Arthur Truluv,” which is being pubished in November.
Berg lives near Chicago.