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The Circus and the Cyclone is a fully illustrated work of historical fiction that takes place during one of Wisconsin’s worst natural disasters – the destruction of the town of New Richmond by a tornado in 1899. The event was made even more tragic because a traveling circus had also arrived that day, attracting many outside visitors to the town.

This event, which has many tall tales of its own, provides an extravagant backdrop for my own invented yarns. A pair of childhood friends fall in love, a pair of clowns quarrel over the affections of a mysterious contortionist, and a human cannonball sets her sites on the moon. As the skies darken and the wind picks up, fates are turned and hidden truths are revealed! Doom is foretold by a fortune teller and a band of wandering musicians survives to narrate the tale.

The lavishly illustrated hardcover book is 8.5″ x 11″, bound in library cloth with gold lettering on the spine.

$10. DRM-free eBook (PDF). Perfect for iPad! You will receive a download code within one business day. Go here to redeem.
$35 + $4 flat-rate domestic shipping. Beautiful hardcover book.
Shipped USPS to the United States.

If you live in South-Eastern Wisconsin, you can buy my book from any of these fine stores:

You can also get prints of my work from The Circus and the Cyclone at my Etsy store. Some of them appear below.