2021 Schedule (subject to change and updating)
- SAT, Nov. 27, 10 am–6 pm and SUN, Nov. 28, 10 am–4 pm. GSR Fine Art Festival, Mankato Civic Center, Mankato MN.
- MON, May 9, 2022, 10 am–11 am. Owatonna Area Retired Educators Association (OAREA). Torey’s Restaurant, Owatonna MN. Author presentation to the group.
- THUR, Oct. 6, 2022, 1:00 PM. Woman’s Club of Owatonna. St. John’s Lutheran Church, Owatonna MN. Presentation: “The Ins and Outs of Mystery Writing”
If you can’t wait until my next appearance, you can purchase Straight River and Castle Danger by clicking on the banner below to find your nearest independent bookseller.
If you’re a fan of local authors who write mystery-suspense-thrillers set in Minnesota and feature unique plots and characters, I’d love for you to attend one of these events, chat about books with me for a while, and buy a signed copy. With every book purchase, you’ll help a great cause–Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. I hope to meet you soon.
Past Events and Appearances–2021
- SAT-SUN, March 6-7. 9 am-6 pm. Deep Valley Virtual Book Festival–Cabin Fever Version. Be sure to register for my “The Ins and Outs of Mystery Writing” workshop on Saturday, March 6, at 2:30. Geared for readers, but I’ll show you all that goes into crafting a mystery from the writer’s point of view. Many other one-hour sessions for writers and readers of all genres.
SAT, May 22, 9 am-3 pm. North End Market, Owatonna MN. An eclectic mix of artists, artisans, and author [sic] (ME!) will be selling our wares in our neighborhood. Think of it as an artistic, new-merchandise-only, multi-site garage sale. Check back here with me for details on vendor locations.
- THU, June 3, 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Downtown Thursdays, North Cedar Ave, Owatonna MN
- WED, June 30, 6:30-7:30. Twin Cities chapter of Sisters in Crime Author panel: Creating Unforgettable Characters. Hosted by the Carver County MN Library. Virtual panel discussion via Zoom.
- THU, July 1, 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Downtown Thursdays, North Cedar Ave, Owatonna MN
- THU, July 15, 7–8 pm. Bookstube MN. Sponsored by the Bierstube, Hastings, MN, and Twin Cities Sisters in Crime. Virtual author chat via Zoom.
- SAT, July 17, 9 am–4 pm. Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Fair. Main Street between 6th and 14th Aves. Hopkins MN. My booth is between 10th and 11th Aves.
- THU, August 5, 5:00 pm- 8:30 pm. Downtown Thursdays, North Cedar Ave, Owatonna MN
- TUE, WED, THU, August 10, 11, 12; 4:00pm- 8:00 pm. Sparetime Entertainment, 333 18th St. SE, Owatonna. Bowl For Kids’ Sake, a fundraiser for BBBS of Southern MN. Join a team or form a team and bowl, donate online or at an event, or just stop by to cheer on the bowlers and buy signed copies of my books.
- SAT, August 14, 9 am-3 pm. Northwoods Art & Book Festival. Hackensack MN
- MON, September 13, 1:00-3:00 pm. Private book club appearance
- MON, September 13, 4:00-7:00 pm. Garden Spot Market Annual Author Event in Brownsdale MN.
- SAT, September 25, 9 am- 4 pm. Mainstreet Day. Downtown Hopkins, MN.
- SAT, Oct. 2, 9:30 am- 3:00 pm. Deep Valley Book Festival. Loose Moose Conference Center, Mankato MN
THU, Oct. 21, 6:00-7:30 pm. Rosemount Area Arts Council, Meet the Author, Steeple Center, Rosemount MN( In-depth discussion. Ask questions. Find out what makes me tick as a writer.) CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS
Past Events and Appearances–2020
- WED, January 22, 2020, 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm. Cannon Valley Elder Collegium, St. Olaf College, Northfield MN. Writers Talk About Writing panel discussion (registration required)
THU, March 19, 2020, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm .Rosemount Area Arts Council, Meet the Author, Dakota County Library, Rosemount MN ( In-depth discussion. Ask questions. Find out what makes me tick as a writer. I might even read an excerpt from a work in progress!) Rescheduled for THU, Oct. 15, 2020, same time and place.
SAT, March 21, 2020, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm .Rosemount Writers’ Festival & Book Fair, Steeple Center, Rosemount MN.
THU-SUN, March 26-29, 2020. University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison WI. It will be rescheduled later this year.
SAT, April 4, 2020, 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm. Once Upon A Crime Bookstore Anniversary Party. Minneapolis MN. Might be rescheduled
FRI, April 17, 2020, 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm. BBBS of Southern MN Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Faribault Bowling Center, Faribault MN
SAT, April 18, 2020, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. BBBS of Southern MN Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Spare Time Entertainment, Owatonna MN
SAT, August 8, 9 am- 3 pm. Northwoods Art & Book Festival, Hackensack MN
- POSTPONED INDEFINITELY;
SAT. April 25, 2020Noon- 2:00 pm. Cooked to Death, Vol. V: Restaurant in Peace book launch party, Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, Minneapolis MN.
- THU, SEP 10, 7:30 P.M-8:30 pm. Midstream Reading Series, VIRTUAL EVENT via ZOOM. I’ll read selections from my published books and share the hour with three other authors.
- WED-FRI, September 23-25, BBBS Office, Owatonna MN; 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Bocce ball For Kids’ Sake (BFKS)
- SWITCHING TO A VIRTUAL EVENT; SAT-SUN, October 3-4, time to be determined; Deep Valley Book Festival
THU, Oct. 15, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm . Rosemount Area Arts Council, Meet the Author, Dakota County Library, Rosemount MN( In-depth discussion. Ask questions. Find out what makes me tick as a writer. I might even read an excerpt from a work in progress!)
- RESCHEDULED TO THU, NOV 12, SAME TIME; 7:00 pm. Books & Beer Book Club, Columbus WI. VIRTUAL via ZOOM.
TUE, NOV 17, Wells MN public library on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 pm. Live (limit of eight) and hopefully via video chat.
- CHANGED TO VIRTUAL
SAT-SUN, November 28-29, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm (6:00 pm on SUN); GSR Fine Art Festival, Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center, Mankato MNSTARTS NOVEMBER 20.
Past Events and Appearances–2019
- THU, February 28, Official Book Launch Celebration for Straight River. 4-6 p.m. at Central Park Coffee, 113 N. Cedar, Owatonna MN
- SAT, March 2, 10 am-Noon. Little Professor Book Center, 110 W. Park Square, Owatonna MN
- TUE, March 5, 4- 6 pm. Owatonna Fitness Fresh Cafe, 130 E. Vine, Owatonna MN
- SAT, March 16, 1- 3 pm. Sweet Reads Books, 407 N. Main, Austin MN
- SAT, March 23, 10:30 am- 4:30 pm. Rosemount Writers’ Festival & Book Fair. Steeple Center, Rosemount MN
- SAT, March 30, 11 am- 2 pm. Fair Trade Books, 320 Bush St., Red Wing MN
- SAT, April 6, 12:30-2 pm. University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, Madison WI (Conference attendees only)
- SAT, April 27, 11 am- 1 pm. Paperbacks & Pieces, 429 Mankato Ave., Winona MN
- SAT, May 4, 11 am- 1 pm. Chapter 2 Books, 226 Locust St. Hudson WI
- and . . . . . . . 3-5 pm. Once Upon a Crime Mystery Books, 604 W. 26th St, Minneapolis MN
- SAT, May 18, 9 am- 4 pm. Mainstreet Days Arts & Craft Fair, Hopkins MN
- TUES, June 4, 7:00 pm. Owatonna Public Library, Owatonna MN. “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Writing a Novel, but Were Afraid to Ask.”
- SAT, June 15, 10 am- 12 Noon. Buffalo Books & Coffee, 6 Division St. E, Buffalo MN
- SAT, July 20, 9 am- 4 pm. Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Craft Fair Hopkins MN
- THU, August 1, 5 pm- 8:30 pm. Downtown Thursday Block Party, Owatonna MN.
- FRI, August 9, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm. Beagle & Wolf Books & Bindery, Park Rapids MN
- SAT, August 10, 9 am- 3 pm. Northwoods Art & Book Festival, Hackensack MN
- SUN, August 25, 1:00 pm. Austin ArtWorks Festival, Austin MN. I’ll give a presentation at Sweet Reads Books titled “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Novel Writing but Were Afraid to Ask.”
- SAT, September 21, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm. Rosemount Country Faire, Rosemount MN
- SAT, October 5, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm. Deep Valley Book Festival, Mankato MN
- MON, October 21, 7:00 pm. Northfield Public Library, Northfield MN. “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Novel Writing but Were Afraid to Ask.”
- SAT, November 2, Noon- 3:00 pm. Dakota County Author Fair, Galaxy Library, Apple Valley, MN
- SAT, November 23, 10:00 am. Winona Public Library. Sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Writers Guild. Great River Writes Series. “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Novel Writing but Were Afraid to Ask.”
- SAT, November 30, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm. GSR Fine Art Festival, Mankato MN.
- SUN, December 1, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm. GSR Fine Art Festival, Mankato MN