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2010 Book Festival Author
Lynda Drews

Author Biography

Lynda Drews, a Wisconsin native and dedicated runner, recently gave the commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, her college Alma mater. One lesson she shared with the graduates was: “to journal your life.” When Lynda, a marketing executive, made the decision to retire after her thirty-year career, she returned to an earlier passion. Run at Destruction is the outcome. Lynda and her husband, Jim, a retired guidance counselor and an accomplished runner, have two sons, Collin and Chris, and a golden retriever named Bailey. The family has lived in Green Bay since the mid-seventies and helped launch the local running movement.

Summary of the book: Run at Destruction: A True Fatal Love Triangle is unique. It’s the only book categorized as both True Crime and Sports/Running. There's a love triangle between three teachers/runners, a suspicious bathtub drowning, and a Green Bay community rattled by speculation. But rather than an intriguing work of fiction, the events really happened and they happened to the author's best friend and running partner, Pamela Bulik. The book takes place during a historical U.S. time period – the running boom of the 80s. There’d never been a tragedy like Pam's - “somebody up on the hill with a fancy bathroom.” Inside this baffling murder mystery, portrayals of a running community’s friendship are layered between detective work and courtroom drama.  When the trial, deemed to be one of the most sensationalized in Green Bay’s history, unfolds, and the author takes the stand, the evidence teeters between premeditated murder and a tragic accident, and the reader must decide.

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