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Red Wing native will return to sign books at Best of Times

Red Wing native Karla Anderson Oceanak, author of Aldo Zelnick books "Artsy-Fartsy," "Bogus" and "Cahoots," will signing books at the Best of Times Bookstore and Café from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Tuesday.

Aldo Zelnick is a 10-year-old without a purpose. He isn't an athlete like his brother. He isn't a rock hound like his best friend, but when Goosy, his artistic grandmother, gives him a sketchbook, Aldo finds his calling.

Follow his alphabetical adventures in "Artsy-Fartsy," "Bogus," "Cahoots" and, coming in October, "Dumbstruck."

Oceanak's series has received a Book of the Year Award, an Independent Publisher Silver "IPPY" Award, and the Creative Child magazine Seal of Excellence. Born and raised in Red Wing where she graduated in 1983, she has been a voracious reader her whole life and a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She lives with her husband, Scott, and their three boys in Fort Collins, Colo.