Trumpeter swan inspires children’s book

2nd book for Clintonville author

Grace Kirchner Leader Correspondent

Photo by Grace Kirchner Ginger Ann Wedde held a book signing at the Living Room in Clintonville on July 28. Her new book that has just been released is “Trumpeter Swan: A Mother’s Love Story.”

In 2000, Ginger Ann Wedde, of Clintonville, wrote and published her first book, a recipe book. Now she has written and published a second book, a children’s tale titled “Trumpeter Swan, A Mother’s Love Story.”

The book takes a light-hearted journey of a trumpeter swan’s quest to find a mate and a family. The journey begins with a swan named Thomas finding his true love, Tayla, and continues though the life cycle of a trumpeter swan.

In June 2016, Wedde, a professional photographer, received a call from a friend at the NEW Zoo in Suamico, telling her to bring her camera to take photos of the trumpeter swans. She took over 400 photos. As she assembled the photos by subject on her kitchen table, she said to her husband, “that looks like a story.”

The idea of writing a children’s book grew from there.

Wedde said they prayed about writing the book and then proceeded with the idea. She took all of her own photos for the book, which she said is appropriate for children ages 1 to 8.

Proceeds from the book will be given to the Clintonville Area Food Pantry and St. Martin Lutheran Church.

Wedde is a 1965 graduate of Omro High School. She married Wayne Wedde in 1981 and moved to Clintonville, where she has resided since. She took a three-year course from the New York Institute of Photography.

As for her next project, she is thinking about updating her recipe book with new ideas. She grew up being taught to be a chef.


WHAT: “Trumpeter Swan: A Mother’s Love Story”

WHO: Ginger Ann Wedde, author

COST: $19.99 plus tax

WHERE: Amazon, Barnes & Nobel or by contacting Wedde at 715-823-4171 or P.O .Box 90, Clintonville, WI 54929.