Thursday, September 18, 2014

Children's author, dying niece craft book

Her niece, nearing death, brought a book character to life with penciled illustrations, Eyota author Peggy Vevang says.

It was last summer when Vavang hired her niece, Sarah Hackenmiller, to illustrate her book, "Wretched Richard," which is set in the World War II era.

Hackenmiller, a longtime graphic designer for IBM and Rochester Community Education, whose maiden name was Sarah Siebenaler, researched the 1940s to make sure the clothing and automobiles were right.

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