Author Jay Gilbertson, 6:30 pm, Library
Jay Gilbertson, author of the "Moon Over Madeline" series, will be at the Balsam Lake Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. He is a native of Eau Claire, graduating from UW-Stout with a major in hotel and restaurant management. Like many folks from cold climates, he wanted to live in the tropics and moved to Key Largo, Florida, where he worked for Sheraton Resort. He returned north in 1993, eventually opening the Jay Gilbertson Salon in Minneapolis. He now lives on 80 beautiful, certified organic acres in NW Wisconsin, where he grows much of his own food. He and his partner also produced the first pumpkin seed oil in the U.S.