By Heather Leszczewicz Special to Published Jul 24, 2006 at 5:15 AM
Author Frank Delaney visits Schwartz Bookshop in Brookfield at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 for a book talk based on her newest work, "Simple Courage." Admission is free.

Senator John McCain says that Frank Delaney's newest book, "Simple Courage" (Random House, $24.95), is "completely absorbing, thrilling and inspirational." Delaney tells the story of a ship's captain who, with mother nature against him, saved a ship which was almost unsalvageable when everyone said it was time to abandon the wreck.
Heather Leszczewicz Special to

Originally from Des Plaines, Ill., Heather moved to Milwaukee to earn a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University. With a tongue-twisting last name like Leszczewicz, it's best to go into a career where people don't need to say your name often.

However, she's still sticking to some of her Illinoisan ways (she won't reform when it comes to things like pop, water fountain or ATM), though she's grown to enjoy her time in the Brew City.

Although her journalism career is still budding, Heather has had the chance for some once-in-a-lifetime interviews with celebrities like actor Vince Vaughn and actress Charlize Theron, director Cameron Crowe and singers Ben Kweller and Isaac Hanson of '90s brother boy band Hanson. 

Heather's a self-proclaimed workaholic but loves her entertainment. She's a real television and movie fanatic, book nerd, music junkie, coffee addict and pop culture aficionado.