Roger Stoner's column, "Roger's Remarks" was published for 15 years in the Peterson Patriot. The column broached subjects ranging from serious editorials to humorous observations, the most popular of which were inspired by the ordinary, day-to-day experiences of life as a married man.
"Life with My Wife: The Memoir of an Imperfect Man," is a selection of fifty columns that were published between July 1, 1989 and December 31, 2004. They appear here as they were written, before being edited for publication in a family newspaper.
Roger has worked as a farm hand, carpet cleaner, grain elevator employee, a factory machinist, columnist and newspaper publisher. Each endeavor provided experiences and insights which contributed to his burgeoning writing career. His short stories have been published in the anthologies "Knee High by the Fourth of July" and "True Cow Tales," and he's had magazine articles published in 'Fishing & Hunting Iowa' and 'Successful Farming.' He is currently working on "Horse Woman's Child," a full-length historical novel.
Roger and his wife, Jane, live in Peterson, where they live a simple life, enjoying their six grandchildren and "keeping each other on their toes."
Roger will be reading selections from "Life With My Wife" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.