Meetings: Waukesha Open Poetry group meets on the second Sunday of the month from 3 – 5 PM.

Author Services:

Martha Merrell’s hosts a variety of author events. These events can include:
  • Book signings as independent events or in conjunction with activities such as the Art Crawls, JanBoree or Waukesha’s Friday Night Live which runs every Friday evening starting in June and continues through the end of September, 6:30 – 9 PM (authors are outside at a table positioned near the music performance and the foot traffic that results so that chatting with passersby is convenient)
  • Author dinners that feature a meal connected to the author’s book followed by a program that concludes with a book signing by the author
  • Our annual Author Mania held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving (Noon – 4 PM) preceding the Christmas Parade in downtown Waukesha (usually 15 or more local authors are available for customers to get signed/ personalized books as gifts for those on their Christmas lists)
Martha Merrell’s also collaborates with other groups that have featured authors at their events or fund-raising activities: public libraries, Waukesha County Reading Council, WI State Reading Association, Southeastern WI Book Festival, Concordia University’s Early Literacy Festival.

“She Called Me Sweetheart” is the name of my book. 

If you’re looking for a reason to feel there is hope in all situations, you will love this book. If you’re looking for a reason to believe your heart is capable of much more than the limits you place on it, you will love this book. If you just want to read a story that is so unlikely it almost seems untrue, you will love this book.

With sincere regards,
Jenny Rouse, Author