A Fun Weekend; A Busy Week Ahead with Book Events

Fun Weekend

As many of you know, I’m passionate about golf. “Addicted” may be a better term. And I love to compete. My favorite tournament of the year is a two-man team match play event (45 holes played over two days) at my local golf course. I’ve played in this tournament almost every year since it started with my number one golf buddy and best friend, Paul.

We usually finish in the middle of the pack of some 36 to 48 other teams. But once in a while we do pretty well. In 2008 we won our flight and got to the “shootout,” (essentially a 10-team sudden death playoff).  Two years ago we made it again and finished second. And this year, we broke our all-time record for team points and reached the shootout for a third time. Alas, we ran out of gas and were eliminated after two holes. But it’s tons of fun because so many players from out of town return year after year. Many good friendships and rivalries have formed over the years. So here’s a photo of Paul and I posing in front of the scoreboard showing off our all-time-high point total.

Golf scoreboard photo
Two happy (but exhausted!) Hogan flight winners at the 2021 Joseph R. Shea Invitational golf tournament

This Week

I’ve got a busy week ahead with book events. On Tuesday, July 13, between 3:00 and 4:00 (not exactly sure yet), I’ll be a guest of Maureen McNeary on KDWA Radio in Hastings. I’m not sure when the interview will be aired, so I’ll keep y’all posted.

Thursday, July 15, from 7-8 pm is my guest video Zoom appearance at the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime monthly Bookstube author event. I’ll talk about my books, my work in progress, answer questions from the participants, and maybe do a bit of reading from one or more of my books. Everyone is invited, no charge, readers, authors, book lovers of all stripes are invited. All you need to do is register in advance to get the Zoom link.

Saturday, July 17, from 9 am to 4 pm I’ll have my booth set up on Main Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in beautiful Hopkins MN for their annual Raspberry Festival Marketplace Fair. The Raspberry Festival is an iconic celebration that has been around since long before I grew up in neighboring St. Louis Park. Every time I go there it feels a bit like going home. I’d love to see you there and sign a book or two for you. Tell your friends. There’ll be food, music, arts & crafts, gift items, fun for the kids, all sorts of things to celebrate the delicious raspberry-even though the raspberry fields are long gone.

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