Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sheboygan Children's Book Festival Takes Place This Weekend

Link to October 14 Sheboygan Press article, "First festival one for the 'books'. Kohler woman among featured authors for kids".

Excerpt: Ilsa J. Bick lives in a sedate, red brick Colonial-style home at the end of a reasonably quiet Kohler cul de sac with her husband, David. She has a cat and a garden and appears to be very suburban, thank you.

But the Ilsa Bick that's not so readily visible is an award-winning author of science fiction, horror and mystery stories mostly read by young adult males who got her start writing novels in the "Star Trek" book series and then for the "BattleTech" and "MechWarrior: Dark Age" franchises.

So how did the 53-year-old Bick, a former psychiatrist, get involved writing science fiction for mostly young adult males?

"Well, when you grow up in love with William Shatner, this is what happens," she said, speaking to a reporter in her home office.

Bick will be one of the feature authors in this weekend's Sheboygan Children's Book Festival, which starts Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday

1 comment:

Ilsa J. Bick said...

Wow, thanks for posting this! The Book Festival was really fun, and we had a great turn-out on Saturday. James Dashner was a huge hit (and such a nice guy, too).

I look forward to this next year. Thanks to all the fans and writers who showed up.