Maria Alvarez Stroud to visit Minocqua Public Library

Maria Alvarez Stroud, author of Brave Crossing: a journey in-between, will visit the Minocqua Public Library on Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m. The event is part of the Northwoods Book Festival, a series of events sponsored by seven local libraries to be held throughout the summer.

Maria’s passion for historical fiction began in college, and has stuck ever since. Having devoured historical novel after novel, she felt the pull to write and decided her father’s unknown journey was the place to start. BRAVE CROSSING – A Journey In-Between was released in August 2021. She has a MA in public administration and BS in Psychology and Communications. Her career has included leadership in the public, private and non-profit sectors and writing has been central in all three. Maria is a longtime resident of Madison, Wisconsin where she lives with her husband. She is a member of the Wisconsin Writers Association, The Historical Novel Society – North America, PAMANA and the Madison Downtown Rotary Club.

The Northwoods Book Festival is a joint project of seven libraries in northern Wisconsin: Boulder Junction Public Library, Ben Guthrie Lac du Flambeau Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Mercer Public Library, Minocqua Public Library, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library. Events will be held at each participating library, and patrons are encouraged to attend events at all of our participating locations. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the Northwoods Book Festival, visit

TThe 2022 Northwoods Book Festival program series is made possible by a grant from the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries.

American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. 

This program is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, please call the library at 715-356-4437.