Hudson, Wisconsin resident, Jim Guhl, began writing fiction fifteen years ago when he joined the local, Pen and Think Writers Group. Guhl got a taste of success by entering his short stories in writing contests. He is a two-time winner of the Wisconsin Writers Association’s Jade Ring Prize. In 2015, with his retirement from engineering, he moved on to the challenge of long fiction. His debut novel, Eleven Miles to Oshkosh, is a coming-of-age story about a boy growing up in the 70s in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley Region. The book received a Midwest Book Award in May 2019. Guhl’s second novel, South of Luck, is scheduled for publication by the University of Wisconsin Press in the fall of 2021. That story follows a 16-year-old ruffian from Minneapolis sent to live on a farm in northwestern Wisconsin. Both of Guhl’s novels include elements of mystery and historical fiction.