Badger State of Mind: The Beauty of Wisconsin Through Photos and Stories focuses on the beauty, serenity, fun and way of life in Wisconsin's small towns and countryside. In addition to the state's big cities and popular tourist attractions, author Kelly Maddern wants her readers to know about the small businesses, unique destinations and natural beauty Wisconsin has to offer its residents and tourists. Her love for photography, writing, road trips and getting lost on back roads inspired the author to create this book. Over a period of approximately three years, Kelly, her husband and two children traveled throughout the state discovering all the treasures they could find. The result is stories and pictures that prove Wisconsin cannot be simply described. It is the sight of elusive wildlife, the mouth-watering smell of a Friday night fish fry, the sound of nature as you camp under the stars, the feel of the rippling river water through your feet, the taste of a grilled brat at a tailgate party, and so much more. Badger State of Mind is a perfect gift for anyone who loves Wisconsin.