Friends' Annual Meeting host local author

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, by hosting a discussion with Keith Hellwig, local author of No Place Like Home. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.

No Place Like Home is a fictional account of a prison hostage crisis. The book is Hellwig’s first novel, but he writes from more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement and corrections. Of his novel, Hellwig has said he wanted to stress the humanity of the men and women who serve in a job that society rarely understands and often chooses to ignore.

No Place Like Home tells the story of what happens when the main character, known only as “the Captain,” is taken hostage inside a state prison. As the story unfolds, the reader gets an insider's view of what prison life is really like, stripped of Hollywood clichés. It’s an account of ordinary people – some flawed and damaged – who share the same goal: to get home safely.

Hellwig will have copies of his book on hand to sign and sell. He is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Friends of the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Hellwig was born and raised in Omro and, with his family, makes Fond du Lac his home. He attended UW-Oshkosh, Moraine Park Technical College and Fox Valley Technical College and has held a variety of law-enforcement and corrections positions. He currently serves as a line captain at maximum security facility and a patrol officer for a rural village.

The Friends of the Fond du Lac Library is a non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the use of library services by fundraising, supporting special events such as Fond du Lac Reads and providing programs for the community.

 

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