In conversation with J. Ryan Stradal!
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

In conversation with J. Ryan Stradal!

I’m thrilled to join J. Ryan Stradal in conversation at Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis as he discusses his latest (terrific) book, The Lager Queen of Minnesota.

As a bonus, Moon Palace is offering a free drink coupon from the attached Geek Love Cafe (which serves local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks) if you pre-order J. Ryan’s book through them.

Come join in the fun!

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Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Author Brown Bag

Come join me at the Brainerd Public Library for their monthly “Author Brownbag Event.” The library is also hosting their Holiday Open House the same day, so it’s doubly worth your trip.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library

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Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

Author Talk

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Join me in Shorewood to discuss Evergreen Tidings, the writer’s life, and what in the world inspired a book about crazy Christmas letters.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library

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May
12
2:15 PM14:15

Moderator: 2019 Wordplay Festival

Rules To Live By

Time 2:15–3:15 p.m.
Location: Western Bank Stage, Wordplay 2019
Featuring Lorna Landvik—Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) | Helen Ellis—Southern Lady Code
Moderator Gretchen Anthony
Genre Multigenre

Southerners and Midwesterners alike pride themselves on their modern sensibilities with biting undertones. Essays by Helen Ellis in Southern Lady Code examine the hilarious ways in which a Southerner navigates her way through big city life. Lorna Landvik uses her wit in Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) to tell the story of local legend Haze Evans after having a stroke. Both of these comedians examine culture and poke fun at two American cultures with strange peculiarities. Both of these authors provide insights into the ways in which, despite our differences, we can look at ourselves and laugh.

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May
2
3:00 PM15:00

MN: Cambridge Community-Wide Read

Cambridge Community-Wide Read of Friends of the Cambridge Public Library

November 12 at 11:00 AM ·

Announcing the 2019 Cambridge Community-Wide Read! We are delighted to introduce you to first-time Minnesota novelist Gretchen Anthony, author of the new book "Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners".

The novel is a humorous Midwestern family drama with a terrific cast of interesting and entertaining characters that remind us of the importance of family to get us through life's surprises and challenges.

Fans of Lorna Landvik will love this book! Save the date for our grand finale event of April 11th. Books are in-stock now at the Cambridge Public Library and Scout & Morgan Books.

Evergreen Tidings makes a wonderful holiday gift!

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Apr
4
to Apr 7

Grand Marais, MN: Books in the Woods featured author

Three days of books, discussion and the North Shore. C’mon up!

From the Books in the Woods team:

Join us for a fun-filled 3-1/2 days (Thursday, April 4th - Sunday, April 7th) discussing books, enjoying outside activities, good food and new friends! Call the Gunflint Lodge to make your reservations early as discussion sign-ups are prioritized by registration date: (800) 328-3325. Visit https://www.gunflint.com/books-in-the-woods/ for more information.

We are delighted to announce that Mindy Mejia and Gretchen Anthony are our featured authors for 2019. We co-sponsor this annual weekend event with The Gunflint Lodge. Every year, we invite two authors to be our featured guests, and we provide a reading list of books (chosen by the guest authors and the staff at Valley Bookseller). During the event, guests can choose among a variety of facilitated discussions covering the books on the reading list, and in the late afternoon, attend a presentation and book signing with the featured authors.

Reading list for Books in the Woods 2019 (all 15% off between now and the event)

Books by Mindy Mejia
Everything You Want Me To Be
Leave No Trace

Mindy's Selection:
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

Book by Gretchen Anthony
Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners

Gretchen's Selection:
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Valley Bookseller Selections:
Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

Books in the Woods package includes:
3 nights accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin
Thursday dinner, all Friday and Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast
Wine and cheese social
All Books in the Woods activities, including facilitated book discussions and authors’ presentations
All Naturalist activities

Package pricing:
$449 per person in a Classic Cabin
$469 per person in a Romantic Cabin or Gunflint Lake Home
All prices based on double occupancy, $49 single supplement for a cabin occupied by one person

Stay an additional night (Wednesday or Sunday), including meals for $899.00 per person in a Classic Cabin or $99 per person in a Romantic Cabin or Gunflint Lake Home

Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional

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Dec
4
7:00 AM07:00

National Radio Tour! Coming to a station near you.

All times listed: Central

LIVE Interviews

7:00-7:10AM CT TN, WV, KY WCXZ-AM MORNING SHOW

7:10-7:20AM CT MN: LITTLE FALLS, ST CLOUD WYRQ-AM MINDLESS CHATTER

7:40-7:50AM CT GA: ATLANTA, GAINESVILLE WDUN-AM/FM THE MORNING SHOW

8:05-8:10AM CT VA: NORFOLK WXGM-FM MORNING SHOW

8:30-8:40AM CT AZ: TUCSON KVOI-AM WAKEUP TUCSON

8:40-8:50AM CT NE/CO KOGA-AM MORNING SHOW

8:50-9:00AM CT NY:HUDSON VALLEY WKNY-AM AM DRIVE

9:20-9:30AM CT IL: CHICAGO WBIG-AM THE BIG WAKEUP CALL

10:05-10:20AM CT VA: CHARLOTTESVILLE WAMV-AM MORNING SHOW

3:00-3:30PM CT CA: SACRAMENTO KAHI-AM/FM POP OFF RADIO SHOW

TAPED Interviews (air time TBD)

ALASKA - SOUTHERN KVRF-KGVC-FM YOU AUTO NOW

AZ: KQNA-AM Q&A WITH DJ FONE

CA: BAY AREA KKUP-FM NEWS FEATURE

CA: LOS ANGELES KVCF-FM KVC-ARTS

CA: LOS ANGELES KOCP-KQIE-FM THE COMMUNITY REVIEW

FL: FT PIERCE WQCS-FM MORNING SHOW

MA: BOSTON WBZ-AM WOMEN'S WATCH

MI: GRAND RAPIDS WVFM-FM MORNING SHOW

MI: WTCM-AM THE CHRISTAL FROST SHOW

MT/ ND: KATQ-FM COFFEE TIME

NC/TN: RALEIGH-DURHAM, NASHVILLE WCBQ-WHNC-AM MORNING SHOW

PA: HARRISBURG WDAD-WCCS-AM MORNING SHOW

SC: WYTX-FM MORNING SHOW

SD/MN: KFGO-AM KFGO NIGHTTIME LIVE

TX: BROWNWOOD KXYL-FM MIDDAY SHOW

NATIONALLY SYNDICATED: RADIO MD LIFE'S TOO SHORT

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