Today we bring you the prolific, the folksy, the one and only Jerry Apps. He’s a WPT favorite for good reason: adept at memoir writing, storytelling, history, teaching and more, he keeps readers busy turning out new and sometimes unexpected stories at a blistering pace.
His latest, Cold as Thunder, is a dystopian novel set in a frozen wasteland where only “a resourceful band of Wisconsin sixty-somethings calling themselves the Oldsters” have the knowledge to fight the ruling regime.
Read more to find out which books have helped this beloved author think about writing!
Just as the exceptional education her father received in a one-room school inspired him to become an educator, the dedicated teachers who led his daughter Susan Apps-Bodilly’s classes inspired her do the same.
Now a second-grade teacher at Madison’s Falk Elementary School, Apps-Bodilly spoke with us to discuss some of the lessons that both she and her father continue to share.