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Richard Sweitzer – Kenosha Book Festival 2024

Richard Sweitzer is coming to Studio Moonfall’s Kenosha Book Festival 2024 on April 28th and June 23rd.

Richard Sweitzer is an award-winning author, voice actor, morning radio host, and comedy writer.

He received his Master of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was an Assistant Editor for the school’s literary journal. During his tenure at UWM, his short story collection won the Faculty Fiction Award.

Prior to that he studied English Literature and Creative Writing at UW-Stevens Point, winning the English Department award four years in a row, the L&S Distinguished Achievement Award, and the prestigious Ellen Specht Memorial Scholarship, all while graduating summa cum laude.

He has taught programs on Creative Writing and Publishing, and one of his novel excerpts won the top prize in a nationwide writing contest.

When he is not writing, he hosts a popular morning radio show in central Wisconsin. His decades-long tenure in radio has earned him numerous broadcast awards and significant recognition for his public service.

Here’s a sneak peek at their book ODE: The Scion of Nerikan:

The old stories were true! Ancient tales speak of the fabled Nerikan Prison where fearful creatures were once locked away. These were thought to be simply fantastic stories, but centuries later the lost prison has been found and its last living captive has escaped! A massive and hateful beast has been unleashed unto the world and is once again rampaging towns and hillsides. What it seeks, no one knows; but what it finds is a little girl who is not afraid. And the bold child has one simple request of the monster: to help her find her home.
An ode to timeless fantasy stories of long ago The Scion of Nerikan is an adventure that redefines family and friendship on an epic scale.

If you can’t wait until you meet the author at this summer’s Kenosha Book Festival, pick up your copy at

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