Sturgeon Bay writer publishes first novel

A study of composition and music many years ago along with a pursuit of genealogy inspired Dan Powers of Sturgeon Bay to write his first novel.  Powers, a retired educator from Chicago before moving to Door County in the 1980s, wrote “How Long a Shadow” over the course of four years. The 350-page fictional book draws on Powers’ own family history and experiences in Chicago to give the novel a sense of authenticity and background.



The protagonist in the book is a retired music teacher living in Door County in search of his father’s secret life and his own internal conflict.  Powers says he hopes readers find the book both intriguing and entertaining enough to always want to turn to the next page.   “How Long a Shadow” is set in Chicago but does mention Door County several times.  The book is available for purchase at Novel Bay Booksellers in downtown Sturgeon Bay.  You can listen to a podcast with author Dan Powers at   

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