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Local author Mark Edward Wilows talks new children's book 'Silas and Sophie'


“Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte recently spoke with Mark Edward Wilows,  a published author, actor and producer who co-wrote the new children’s book "Silas and Sophie" with Travis Joseph Ziegler. It is the heartwarming story of friendship about a boy and his dog.

Wilows, grew up in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood, is a resident of Cedar Lake. Co-writer Ziegler hails from Hebron, where he grew up on a farm. The book's illustrator is Emily Krebaum, who lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Through this book Wilows hopes kids will develop a real joy of reading. Wilows offers “This is something that I have always wanted to do. I feel children's books are a lost art since I was a kid. I want to bring back family time."

"Silas and Sophie" is available through Barnes and Noble.

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving her time, talent, and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership. Her favorite quote is "Leadership is service not position." by Tim Fargo.