Media Resources

Please use these resources as you see fit when covering the Chippewa Valley Book Festival in your publication. More information will be added as the festival approaches, so check back often, and please let us know if there is anything specific you would like to see included. 

Thank you in advance for spreading the word about the festival. We are an organization run entirely by volunteers so we greatly appreciate the support from our community.

Author Spotlight


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Caroline Fraser Head Shot
Prairie Fires Book Jacket
Historic Photo of Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Pulitzer Prize Medal



  • The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2017
  • The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017
  • Cover of The New York Times Book Review
  • Booklist (starred review) calls it "Unforgettable...A magisterial biography which surely must be called definitive."
  • Publishers Weekly calls it "Engrossing...Exhilarating."
  • An Amazon Best Book of November 2017
  • On Amazon's Top 20 Biographies of the Year
  • A Library Reads Top 10 Books of November
  • One of BBC Culture's Top 10 Books of November
  • One of Bustle's 13 Best New Nonfiction Books of November
  • Featured in Time Magazine and on NPR


“Bringing the Pulitzer Prize author Caroline Fraser to the Chippewa Valley is a great opportunity for our community. Fraser’s biography, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a theme that resonates across the generations. In our youth we read The Little House books or watched the TV show. This fall we invite everyone to hear about the history behind that life at one of the first shows in the Pablo Center. I am very excited about Pablo and the cultural programs that it will bring to the area.” —Judy Dekan, Chippewa Valley Book Festival Co-Coordinator

Event Lineup

Click here to view the updated schedule for the 2018 Chippewa Valley Book Festival. 

Quote from co-coordinator Judy Dekan:

How does this year compare to previous years?

Once again there is a fantastic line up of authors. There will only be two meal events this year. Like in the past most all events are free. There will be a small fee for the Fraser event at the Pablo, as a way to raise funds for the book fest.

This fall will be the first year for an evening to meet the school authors. The public is invited to meet the authors the night before they present in the schools. Each writer will give a brief talk. Their books will be for sale with an available author signing.

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    Festival Contacts

    Judy Dekan, Chippewa Valley Book Festival Co-Coordinator,
    Sara Meeks, Chippewa Valley Book Festival Marketing Committee Chairperson,

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