Monthly Archives: May 2015

St. Peter Reads and Michael Perry

I suppose it’s bad marketing strategy to plug someone else at an event in which you’re a presence, but here goes:

Author Michael Perry is the keynote at St. Peter Reads this Saturday (May 16 in St. Peter, Minn.), and you shouldn’t miss him. He’s as funny in person and he is on paper. Check out his web site here. After he speaks, there’s a brunch in which authors circulate among the tables. I’m among that group of authors.

(For more information and tickets for St. Peter Reads, go here.)

The others include:

Rachael Hanel. Full disclosure: She’s been a friend for more than 20 years. I also happen to adore her writing. Her memoir, We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down, will knock your socks off. Her web site is here. She’s been critiquing my writing in one way or another since the mid-1990s when we worked together at the Free Press in Mankato. As a copyeditor, she once spared me the embarrassment of misspelling my own name.

Allen Eskens. I didn’t know Allen when I lived in Mankato. He’s an attorney there. I met him at a Twin Cities book conference and fell in love with his debut mystery novel The Life We Bury. Check him out here.

Geoff Herbach. Geoff was a new professor when I started (but never finished – sigh) the MFA program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He’s a YA rock star and an incredibly nice guy. Learn more about him here.

Other authors include Jan Holte, Roger McKnight, Charles Quimby, Dale Redlin, James Rogers, Curt Stolee, Sarah Stonich, and Laurie Wetzel.

Maybe we’ll see you there!