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Two local authors have answers about Wisconsin in new book

Brad Williams

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Fans of Jeopardy know that the game show gives you the answers and wants you to think up the right questions. 

There’s a new book on the market about Wisconsin, which kind of does the same thing. 

The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book has plenty of information about the Badger State, which could bring more questions to mind. 

Mark Meier of WIZM’s La Crosse Talk and former WIZM staffer Terri Schlichenmeyer co-authored the Wisconsin version of the ‘Answer Book,’ part of a series covering many U.S. states. 

Meier, who had only written fiction books before, said he gets to do some myth-busting in this book. For example, noting that Wisconsin racing legend Dick Trickle had a limp because of a childhood fall, while playing hide-and-seek and not because of a car crash.    

Meier said Schlichenmeyer was approached by a publisher to write the Wisconsin book and she asked him to collaborate.

The two will be at Barnes and Noble on Highway 16 from 2-4 p.m. to sign copies of the Answer Book.    

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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