Local author Paula Baysinger Morhardt, from Stockton IL, will be holding a ‘Meet & Greet Book Signing’ on July 10, 2021 from 1pm to 6pm at Main Street Parties and Events, 113 S. Main St., Stockton, IL.

Morhardt is the author of Widow’s Walk: How My World Ended And What Happened After and Widow’s Tears of Sorrow, both published through Amazon.

In 2020, she signed on with Fox Pointe Publishing, LLP, and published her first two books of poetry, Days of Daze and Night Maze, and the first two books of a cookbook series, Through the Garden Window – Season of Harvest, and Through the Garden Window – Family Memories.  The third book in the series, Through the Garden Window: Season of Harvest 2, will be out in July 2021.

Through Fox Pointe’s Children’s imprint, Teacup Press, Morhardt has published four children’s books: Sweet Sour Cherries, Five Friends Deep, The Best Magic of All, and Is This My Grandma.

Morhardt plans on continuing her cookbook series for a total of 13 books, a real ‘baker’s dozen’ of books.  Filled with reminisces about growing up on a farm and the happy memories of gardening with her family, recipes from the author, her mother, grandmothers, and great grandmothers round out each book. The fourth in the series will be coming out around October, just in time for holiday gift giving!

Paula also has more children’s books planned for this year, including a second book placed in ‘Gray Valley,’ the land where The Best Magic of All is set.  There will also be a fourth book of poetry releasing in late 2021.

Morhardt’s books are available from Sullivan’s Foods, in Stockton, IL, and from her website,

Libraries, bookstores, and schools can order books through

Books will also be available for purchase on the day of the book signing. 

Several of my poems will be featured in a new feature on WNIJ public radios’ new podcast called Poetically Yours. My first poem will be heard September 18, 2020. Check it out, as well as the other fine poets