Woodbury woman writes children's book
It might have taken awhile, but Karen Lee is seeing her dreams come to fruition.
In March, Lee's first book, "Stormy, Stormy Night" was published by Mirror Publishing out of Fort Payne, Ala.
The children's book features two characters named Lightning and Thunder. Lightning is a bald eagle who's afraid of flying, while Thunder is a horse that's trying to find his way back to his home.
The two set out on a journey to reach home while meeting some colorful characters.
Lee, who lives in Woodbury, got the idea for Lightning from her daughter who was always afraid of flying. Mix that narrative with the story's location, Stockholm, Wis., and Lee felt like she had a great start to what she hopes to be a 12-book series.
Lee and her family frequently went on road trips to Stockholm and the Wabasha, Minn., area and Lee recalled "being blown away" by the scenic areas and the bald eagles, especially at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.
Growing up in a military family, Lee moved around often, but said it's always been her goal to return to Wisconsin. She hopes to relocate from Woodbury to River Falls someday.
At 10 a.m. June 14, Lee will sign copies of her book at the River Falls Public Library.
"Stormy, Stormy Night" can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble online. It can also be found at Freeman Drug in River Falls or on Lee's website: http://karen777art.wixsite.com/stormystormynightsun
Lee is currently writing the third book, while getting the second book ready for publishing. She hopes the second book of the series will come out this fall.