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Sue Steckart Jarosh

1967 B.A.  Elementary Education - St. Norbert College 

Graduate Level Classes: University of Wisconsin –University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh (first writing class) and Clark College in Dubuque, IA.

1967- 1972 Taught elementary school in Appleton Public Schools

1974- 2002 Substitute teacher in Dubuque, IA,  School District 

1984 - Purchased home in Jacksonport and opened Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts

2015 - Sold business after 31 years and retired to Baileys Harbor

2017 - Established Door County Polar Bear Press

Children's

Door County's Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Mouse

2017 Polar Bear Press

Walter is a boy growing up at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in the 1890s. Follow him through this iconic land mark as he searches for a lost key to the lighthouse tower. Read about, Max the lighthouse mouse, who helps Walter save the day. Selected for first Children’s Book Trail to be read April 30, 2022 in Murphy County Park. 

Baileys Harbor Range Lights Rascal in Door County

2018 Polar Bear Press

 Willie and Charlie Larson lived with their parents in the Range Lights from 1882-1888. This is a fun adventure with the boys and their injured crow Rascal with a happy ending. 

Door County's Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Hero 

2018 Polar Bear Press

Twin nieces of the lighthouse caretakers visit for the summer and have adventures with Jack, the family dog who becomes a hero.

Madelyn's Magical Door County Balloon 

2019 Polar Bear Press.

Madelyn dreams of a family vacation in Door County. Her magical red balloon takes her to many special places for children and families in the county.

Camden and the Cana Island Cat in Door County 

May 2022 Polar Bear Press. 

In our story, “Camden and the Cana Island Cat (in Door County),” Camden visits

Cana Island and takes a tour of the island and lighthouse. This fictional story of Cana

Island, based on actual history, is told through the eyes of a curious and imaginative

boy named Camden and his guide, Buddy, the Cana Island cat.

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