Kathy-jo Wargin
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Kathy-jo Wargin

Kathy-jo Wargin is the bestselling author of more than fifty books for adults and children. With more than 1.2 million copies sold, she writes across genres and age-groups, and has earned national recognition for award–winning titles such as The Legend of Sleeping Bear, the International Reading Association’s Children's Choice Award Winner The Legend of the Loon, the Bank Street College of Education Best Book Listee The Voyageur’s Paddle, the IRA Teacher's Choice Award Winner Win One for the Gipper, and many more. 

Her newest release is The Stonegarden, a novel for adults which takes place in a fictional town nestled in the lovely Door Peninsula of Wisconsin.


Great Lakes. Great Love.

From Bestselling Author Kathy-jo Wargin comes a story about love and second chances.

She’s starting over. He’s at the end.

Daisy Tate left Chicago under less than perfect circumstances, moving quickly to Door County, Wisconsin in the brave effort to rebuild her life. Settling into the picturesque village of Orchard Bay, she finds her only hope for a new start is through the door of a shabby cottage. On the other side of the peninsula, he’s been building a fence out of stones, each one pulled from the land and wedged into the chambers of a long-held sorrow. While searching for second chances, a bitter secret sends them both to a stone-laden shore along Lake Michigan, but for very different reasons.

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About Orchard Bay

The Stonegarden is set in the fictional Door County village of Orchard Bay. Amidst the backdrop of the peninsula, the characters take you through vintage streetscapes and charming harbor towns, sweeping orchards and dark, quiet places nestled between pockets of twisting cedar and craggy, shoreline cliffs.


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From Beloved Classics to Modern Tales of Adventure.

From the beloved children's classic The Legend of Sleeping Bear to the silly Moose on the Loose, explore the award-winning children's stories of Kathy-jo Wargin.