I’ve got a big Saturday planned in the Twin Cities for “Week Nine” of the “Straight River Book Tour.”
I’ll start off at the fantastic Chapter 2 Books in beautiful Hudson, Wisconsin at 11:00 am. The owners, Sue and Brian Rogge, are huge advocates for local authors and small businesses. They host and promote dozens of author events per year. I hope you’ll come out to meet me, buy a copy of Straight River, and perhaps find another hidden gem from a Minnesota or Wisconsin author that the staff has unearthed for their clientele. For those who’ve already read Straight River, I’ll have copies available of book two in the series, Castle Danger, so you can devour that one too.
Next up is the unbelievably cool and funky Once Upon a Crime Bookstore in south Minneapolis. I’ll be there selling and signing books from 3- 5 pm. I’ve never seen as many books per square foot of store space as I’ve seen at OUAC. The passion of the staff for all things mystery, crime, suspense, and thriller is unmatched. I’ll be joined by the charming and talented Julie Holmes, who’ll be presenting her début novel, Murder in Plane Sight. If I understand correctly, this will also be Julie’s first bookstore appearance, so come on out and show her how much you appreciate Minnesota authors. How can you NOT be intrigued by a mystery book where the protagonist/amateur sleuth is a female airline mechanic?
Mark your calendar and I’ll see you at one of these events on Saturday, May 4. Chapter 2 Books, 11 am-1 pm. Once Upon a Crime, 3-5 pm.