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Meet the Wisconsin author of Peanut of Blind Faith Farm
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Holy Hill Art & Farm Market

4958 Hwy 167 (Holy Hill Road) Hubertus, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018, 9am-4pm

Kids and parents alike will love the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and learn about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Cambridge Community Library

101 Spring Water Alley, Cambridge, Wisconsin

Date/time: Thursday, September 20, 6:30pm

Kids and parents alike will love the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and learn about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Lake Mills Fall Festival of Color

Commons Park, Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Date/time: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9am-3pm

Hear the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and learn about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Start your holiday shopping - grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

MJC Memorial Craft Fair

Cornerstone Church, N6 W31449 Alberta Drive, Delafield, Wisconsin

Date/time: Friday, October 19, 10am-6pm; Saturday October 20, 2018, 10am-4pm

Kids and parents alike will love the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and learn about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Christmas in the Grove

Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Date/time: Friday, November 9, 4-8pm, & Saturday, November 10, 10am-4pm

Hear the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and learn about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Start your holiday shopping - grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Fort Atkinson Winter Market

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, December 1, 10am-4pm

Hear the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and learn about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Start your holiday shopping - grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Lake Mills Winter Market

Lake Mills Middle School, 318 College Street, Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, December 8, 9am-3pm

Hear the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and learn about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Start your holiday shopping - grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Colorado Council of the International Reading Association, Annual Conference on Literacy

Denver, Colorado

Date/time: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Featured author. Details TBA.

A conversation with Jim Thompson, about Peanut, Blind Faith Farm, and overcoming adversity: read the interview here.

A conversation with the WI author of Peanut of Blind Faith Farm
Where's Peanut been?

Did you miss an event near you? Peanut's story might be coming back again - feel free to check with the author if you'd like him to do a reading, book signing, or other activity in your area.

Tribeca GalleryCafe & Books

401 E Main St, Watertown, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 - 12:00 noon

Stop in to this cozy, local gem to pick up a copy of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," meet the author, Jim Thompson, and have him sign it for you! Enjoy some delicious baked goods, light snacks, and amazing coffee drinks, served by friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Furry Friends Kids' Camp!

Humane Society of Jefferson County

W6127 Kiesling Rd, Jefferson, Wisconsin

Date/time: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 1:45p.m.

Is your child signed up for this amazing humane education camp? In addition to a week of animal-focused, fun, afternoon day camp activities, author Jim Thompson will make an appearance to read from "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm", and to answer questions about life on the farm with Peanut.

West Bend Community Memorial Library

630 Poplar St., West Bend, Wisconsin

Date/time: Friday, July 21, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Come hear the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," meet the author, Jim Thompson, and have him sign it for you! Download the event flyer here.

Wisconsin Public Radio: The Larry Meiller Show

Date/time: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 11:45am-12:30pm

Larry Meiller is celebrating 50 years on the air, and is one of Wisconsin's most beloved radio hosts. His friendly, curious interview style is perfectly suited to introduce you to the engaging story of Peanut. Larry and Jim will discuss the book, and invite listeners to call in with questions. Click here to listen to the podcast of the show.

Books & Company

1039 Summit Avenue, Wisconsin

Date/time: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm

Come on down to this great indie bookstore for a reading of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and some great stories about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Fun for the whole family! Buy a copy of the book, and the author will be happy to sign it for you. See you there!

Watertown Public Library

100 S Water St, Watertown, Wisconsin

Date/time: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 12:00-4:00pm

Join author Jim Thompson for a reading of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and some great stories about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Fun for the whole family! Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and the author will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Radio 103.5FM "The Sun"

Sun Prairie's Community Radio Station

Date/time: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 9:30-10:30am

Tune in to hear Rex Owens, host of "My World & Welcome to it" interview author Jim Thompson about "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm". Click here to listen to a recording of the show.

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson, Wisconsin

Date/time: September 7-10, 2017

The Midwest's premier sheep and wool festival! Jim will be there the whole time, with books to buy, stories to tell, and a handy signature inside your book, if you like. Laura will be there with her amazing wool creations. There's no better place to learn about the little blind lamb named Peanut!

The Colonial Club

301 Blankenheim Lane, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Date/time: September 20, 2017, 8:00am-9:00am

After a presentation and Q&A session featuring the beautifully illustrated "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm" children's book, author Jim Thompson will be on hand to sell and sign copies of the book.

Mystery to Me

1863 Monroe St, Madison, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2-3pm

Kids and parents alike will love the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and learn about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Marshall Community Library

605 Waterloo Rd, Marshall, Wisconsin

Date/time: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6-7pm

Author Jim Thompson will read "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and tell stories about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Laura Thompson will have her wool products on display, some of which are made with Peanut's wool! Copies of the book as well as handcrafted wool items will be available for purchase. Jim will be happy to sign books for you. See you there!

Roots Coffeebar

124 E Wisconsin Avenue, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10-11am

Presented by Lake Country Family Fun: your local guide to all things family! Opened by sisters Hilary and Heidi in 2011, this vibrant local gathering spot is the perfect venue to sip delicious drinks, gorge on yummy, homemade food, and listen to the story of Peanut. Author Jim Thompson will read from the book, tell stories about Blind Faith Farm, and sign copies. Don't miss it!

Jefferson Public Library

321 S Main St, Jefferson, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1pm

Author Jim Thompson will read "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and tell stories about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Jim will be happy to sign books for you. See you there!

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, Brookfield East High School

Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date/time: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10am-4pm

Amongst over 180 skilled local artisans, you'll find Jim and Laura tucked into a cozy booth, selling handcrafted wool items and the beautiful children's book, "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm." Grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Sun Prairie Public Library

1350 Linnerud Drive, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Date/time: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6-7pm

Please join us for a family friendly evening as we share the heartwarming story of Peanut, a tiny blind lamb born on our farm in Wisconsin, who learned to prevail and become a productive flock member. We'll even bring samples of her fleece for you to touch & see! Copies of the book will be available for sale (buy 3 get the 4th free!) with optional book signing -- and lucky raffle winners will take the book home for free! Light refreshments served. Free, and open to the public.

​​Book World of Janesville

2451 Milton Ave, Janesville, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 1pm

What better place to learn the story of a blind lamb than at a family owned bookstore with a resident cat? Author Jim Thompson will read "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and tell stories about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Also, the artist behind the beautiful illustrations in the book, Rebecca Gavney Driscoll, will join Jim! Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Jim and Becky will be happy to sign books for you. See you there!

Fort Atkinson Farmers' Market

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9am-3pm

Just in time for Christmas shopping - Jim and Laura will be at the Fort Atkinson Holiday Market, selling handcrafted wool items and the beautiful children's book, "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm." Grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Beloit Public Library

605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2-3pm

Author Jim Thompson will read "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and tell stories about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Also, the artist behind the beautiful illustrations in the book, Rebecca Gavney Driscoll, will join Jim! Laura Thompson will have her wool products on display, some of which are made with Peanut's wool! Copies of the book as well as handcrafted wool items will be available for purchase. Jim and Becky will be happy to sign books for you. See you there!

Milwaukee Public Library Central (downtown branch)

814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:30-11:15am

Join author Jim Thompson for a reading of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and some great stories about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Fun for the whole family! Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and the author will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Milwaukee Public Library (Bay View branch)

2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date/time: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10:30-11:15am

Join author Jim Thompson for a reading of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and some great stories about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Fun for the whole family! Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and the author will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Ebert's Greenhouse Village

Ixonia, Wisconsin

Date/time: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5-8:30pm

Ladies Night Out! Peanut herself might even show up! Hear the story of "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm," and learn about life on a small farm in Wisconsin. Grab a copy (or several) of the book, and Jim will be happy to sign them for you. See you there!

Signing books for a great crowd at Books & Company, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

© 2017 by Jim Thompson. All illustrations by Rebecca Gavney Driscoll.  All rights reserved.