Welcome to the Poison Pen website!

Prepare to meet a suicidal game show host, a dour television junkie and poison pen letter writer who loves beer, cheese sticks, and Pinky Lee, the muse and bane of every man she encounters.

Along the way you’ll meet some drunken baboons, Billie the Kangaroo, and a few mangy stray dogs named Buster and Peewee as the author entertains questions of life, death and the deeper meaning of The Beverly Hillbillies.

The book was written in about three months while author Bill Zaferos, who is bipolar, was on a manic high. Wheee!

Please join us on Wednesday, May 15 to meet the author, hear him read from the book and answer questions during an interview and audience Q&A. All proceeds for the event, “A Night for NAMI: Poison Pen Book Launch,” will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Milwaukee.

The event will be held at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

A 5:30 p.m. VIP reception with signed books, drinks, food and, of course, the author will be $125. The interview and audience Q&A section will begin at 7 p.m. and cost is $30. Both events include a signed copy of the book.

Tickets are available beginning April 2 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts website: https://www.marcuscenter.org/show/night-nami-poison-pen-book-launch