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Author Talk & Book Signing Gregory Lee Renz- author of Beneath the Flames

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm

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Author Talk & Book Signing
Gregory Lee Renz- author of Beneath the Flames
Thursday, October 24  7:00 p.m.
Books & Company  1039 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, WI

Please welcome Gregory Lee Renz to Books & Company for his novel Beneath the Flames, an intimate combination of love, race, and life as an urban firefighter. A fire in a neighboring farmhouse has young farmer and volunteer firefighter, Mitch Garner, blaming himself for the tragic outcome. He loses all hope of forgiving himself. His only hope for redemption is to leave Jennie, the girl he's loved since high school, and journey from Wisconsin's lush farmland to the decaying inner city of Milwaukee to prove himself as a professional firefighter. Mitch is assigned to the busiest firehouse in the heart of one of the most blighted areas of Milwaukee, the Core, where he's viciously hazed by senior firefighters. He struggles to hold it together at horrific scenes of violence and can't do anything right at fires. Within weeks, he's ready to give up and quit. His salvation comes in the form of a brash adolescent girl, Jasmine Richardson. Mitch is assigned to tutor her little sister through a department mentoring program. Despite Jasmine's contempt toward Mitch, her courage and devotion to her little sister inspire Mitch to stay and dedicate himself to helping her and the neighboring children overcome the hopelessness of growing up in crushing poverty. Trouble on the farm has Mitch torn between returning home to Jennie and staying in Milwaukee where he'll be forced to risk his life to protect Jasmine from the leader of the One-Niner street gang.

 

About the Author: Known for his heroic work as a former Milwaukee Firefighter of 28 years, Gregory L. Renz was inducted into the Wisconsin Fire and Police Hall of Fame in 2006 for the dramatic rescue of two boys from their burning basement bedroom. The two boys were unconscious and not breathing when Renz found them. His work as a firefighter inspired his eagerly awaited debut novel, Beneath the Flames. Renz gives readers an inside look at a firefighter’s life, and pulls together a suspense-filled drama that looks closely at how people are connected through love and forgiveness. Renz explains, “The story is about a guilt-ridden firefighter and a courageous twelve-year-old girl who join forces in the fight for their lives.”

 

Contact: Lisa Baudoin info@booksco.com

Books & Company, 1039 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Author Talk & Book Signing
Gregory Lee Renz- author of Beneath the Flames
Thursday, October 24  7:00 p.m.
Books & Company  1039 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, WI

Please welcome Gregory Lee Renz to Books & Company for his novel Beneath the Flames, an intimate combination of love, race, and life as an urban firefighter. A fire in a neighboring farmhouse has young farmer and volunteer firefighter, Mitch Garner, blaming himself for the tragic outcome. He loses all hope of forgiving himself. His only hope for redemption is to leave Jennie, the girl he's loved since high school, and journey from Wisconsin's lush farmland to the decaying inner city of Milwaukee to prove himself as a professional firefighter. Mitch is assigned to the busiest firehouse in the heart of one of the most blighted areas of Milwaukee, the Core, where he's viciously hazed by senior firefighters. He struggles to hold it together at horrific scenes of violence and can't do anything right at fires. Within weeks, he's ready to give up and quit. His salvation comes in the form of a brash adolescent girl, Jasmine Richardson. Mitch is assigned to tutor her little sister through a department mentoring program. Despite Jasmine's contempt toward Mitch, her courage and devotion to her little sister inspire Mitch to stay and dedicate himself to helping her and the neighboring children overcome the hopelessness of growing up in crushing poverty. Trouble on the farm has Mitch torn between returning home to Jennie and staying in Milwaukee where he'll be forced to risk his life to protect Jasmine from the leader of the One-Niner street gang.

 

About the Author: Known for his heroic work as a former Milwaukee Firefighter of 28 years, Gregory L. Renz was inducted into the Wisconsin Fire and Police Hall of Fame in 2006 for the dramatic rescue of two boys from their burning basement bedroom. The two boys were unconscious and not breathing when Renz found them. His work as a firefighter inspired his eagerly awaited debut novel, Beneath the Flames. Renz gives readers an inside look at a firefighter’s life, and pulls together a suspense-filled drama that looks closely at how people are connected through love and forgiveness. Renz explains, “The story is about a guilt-ridden firefighter and a courageous twelve-year-old girl who join forces in the fight for their lives.”

 

Contact: Lisa Baudoin info@booksco.com

 

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Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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