Poems combined for local author's first book
Michael Hurd has gone from library custodian to library material provider with the publication of his first book of poetry, "Almost Heaven."
A former teacher and facility manager for the City of New Richmond for 23 years, Hurd has been writing for fun since he retired in 2003.
"I always wanted to write short stories," he said. "But after I wrote my first poem, someone told me it ought to be published."