Kathy-jo Wargin
Kathy-jo Wargin
bestselling author of more than 1.2 million books sold worldwide

The Stonegarden

New! From bestselling author Kathy-jo Wargin comes the first novel in the Orchard Bay Series for adults, which is set in Door County, Wisconsin. We hope you'll join us.


Arriving August 2017.


Featured News

Great Lakes. Great Love.

See what's new from Kathy-jo Wargin.


New Adult Release!

We invite you to explore The Stonegarden.

New Release

Kathy-jo Wargin will be releasing The Stonegarden, which is the first novel in the Orchard Bay Series and set in the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin. The series brims with Great Lakes lifestyle and charm as well as characters who are thriving in their second chapters of life.

Gully of the Great Lakes

A New Series for Children.

Upcoming for Children

Kathy-jo Wargin is the creator of Gully of the Great Lakes, ambassador and friend of the Great Lakes. Children will get to know Gully through a series of books as well as a website that offers many ways for young readers, students, parents, families, & teachers.  


Social Media

More Ways to Connect.

More Social Media

There are more ways than ever to stay connected, and we hope you'll find us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter & more. Of course, we hope you'll share your thoughts as we grow a community of readers and writers through our network, Great Lakes. Great Love. 


We hope you'll connect.


About Kathy-jo Wargin

Kathy-jo Wargin is an award-winning, multi-genre author with more than 50 books in publication and over 1.2 million copies sold. She drinks far too much coffee, would spend every minute outdoors if she could, and as a native of northern Minnesota, isn't afraid of bears or wolves and knows how to properly fillet a walleye. She is, however, properly cautious of moose. She is an advocate for the Great Lakes, nature, quality children's literature and entrepreneurship. She is married to Great Lakes Photographer Ed Wargin and the pair makes their home in Duluth, Minnesota. 



Upcoming Release.

The Stonegarden

She was starting over. He was at the end. She was settling into a town known to her long ago, where her only hope for a new start was through the door of a shabby cottage in need of a second chance. He was building a fence out of stones, each one pulled from the land and wedged into the chambers of his long-held sorrow. A story about two people and a bitter secret that sends them to a stone-laden shore in Wisconsin, but for very different reasons.

The Orchard Bay Series is set in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, in the fictional town of Orchard Bay which rests along the shore of Lake Michigan. 

Now taking advance orders.

Pre-Order your copy with no obligation. Simply enter your email address and we will send you the link to order your copy the moment it launches in August, 2017.  We will also keep you updated with other news & special offers, including a chance to win a copy of The Stonegarden.


From Beloved Classics to Modern Tales of Adventure.

see The award-winning Children's stories of Kathy-jo Wargin.