A local self-published author will be hosting a book launch party on Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at Northwestern Publishing House, located at 1250 North 113th St. in Milwaukee.

Wauwatosa resident Connie Cortright's Christian historical fiction novel was self-published through CreateSpace, a subsidiary of

'Guide Me Home', set in Racine, Wisconsin in the 1920s, tells the story of Emma Ehlke, a Christian schoolteacher, who grew up in the rural Midwest.

Cortright lives in Wauwatosa with her husband, who teaches theology at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

'Guide Me Home' is available at in paperback and Kindle versions.

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