As we read, debate and vote on the books of The Great American Read, we’ve had the delightful opportunity to discuss the top picks of several Wisconsin writers.
This week, we meet Lesley Kagen, a multitalented Milwaukee native who began her writing career after many years in several other fields. And we do mean several, as you’ll find out below.
As with Patrick Rothfuss – and, we suspect, many of you! – Kagen had a very hard time choosing one book over another.
“It’s very, very tough to pick just a few of these books, as so many have impacted my life,” she says. “But I gave it a shot!”
Keep reading to learn more about Kagen and her warm, curious stories.