Janet Halfmann

A Wisconsin author with Michigan ties will open distribution of her current effort by holding a book signing at Clinton County Arts Council Gallery Sat. February 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Janet Halfmann, who grew up on a mid-Michigan farm recalls spending time with kittens, swinging beneath a maple tree and playing with brothers in the haymow. Those memories, along with recollections of sitting on the porch at night, listening to crickets and reading, were the kernels of inspiration that germinated into an award winning career as an author of more than thirty fiction and non-fiction children’s books. Her most recent product, “Home in the Cave,” casts a new and refreshing light on the world of bats and how other species come to rely on their presence.

A brief preview of the tale reveals how Baby Bat loves his cave home and never wants to leave it, but while practicing wing flaps one night he falls, only to be rescued by Pluribus Packrat. Together they explore the deepest, darkest corners of the cave, all the while meeting amazing animals that don’t need eyes to see or colors to hide from enemies.

Summarily, Baby Bat learns the importance of their kind to the cave environment and how other cave critters come to rely on them. Finally, the story compels attention with the development of the question; will Baby Bat venture out of the cave to assist even other animals.

Janet Halfmann (pronounced Howlf-mun) is an award winning author of children’s books. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Before becoming an author,

Janet was a daily newspaper reporter, children’s magazine editor and creator of coloring and activity books for Golden Books. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, a mother of four and the grandmother of four. When not writing, she enjoys gardening, exploring nature, visiting living-history museums and spending family time. She currently resides in south Milwaukee. Janet maintains a website at http://www.janethalfmann.com.

The Gallery is located at 215 N. Clinton Ave. in St. Johns. Persons interested in learning details of the upcoming book signing may contact the Art Council at 989 224-2429.

Ties to Michigan helped Janet Halfmann select St. Johns as the location to open distribution of her current children’s book, “Home in the Cave.” The launch and book signing will be held at the Arts Council Gallery Saturday February 25.

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Last Modified: February 9, 2012