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Authors Pam Bastien & Sheldon Schmitt
August 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Authors Pamela Bastien and Sheldon Schmitt will visit the Marshall library on Tuesday, August 13th to discuss their novels Counselor of the Beach and Bush Blues.
Pamela Bastien is retired from a career in the office arena, and is a non-combat veteran serving four years in the U.S. Navy as a hospitalcorpman, and seventeen years in the Minnesota Army National Guard. This is her first published novel. She grew up in Dovray, Minnesota. She and her husband spent many years in Naples, Florida, managing condominiums. Her husband was a Vietnam combat veteran and died in 2015 from exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. She now spends time traveling, reading and spending time with her three children and their mates and seven grandchildren. She also volunteers for the Brainerd International Speedway CRA and for the Veterans. Counselor of the Beach is Bastien’s first book. You can learn more about her and the novel at her website: http://counselorofthebeach.com/
Bush Blues is Sheldon Schmitt’s first book and is based on his years of experience working in Alaska as a police officer, fisherman and other jobs out in the bush. He recently retired from the position of the Chief of Police in Sitka, Alaska.
Schmitt graduated from Minnesota State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and later received his Masters of Justice Administration from the University of Alaska. He also completed the National Academy at Quantico. You can learn more about Schmitt and his novel at his website: http://sheldonschmitt.com/