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At Excelsior Bay Books, September 19, 2015, 9 am to 11 am.

I have agreed to sit in a booth in Excelsior on September 19 from 9 am to 11 am in honor of Apple Days, an annual celebration. The booth will be run by Excelsior Bay Books, one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Time of Splendor

Don’t talk to me of solemn days In autumn’s time of splendor, Because the sun shows fewer rays, And these grow slant and slender. Why, it’s the climax of the year,— The highest time of living!— Till naturally its bursting … Continue reading

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I knew the road was bright and fair Or once it seemed to be, But it has changed so much of late, It has few charms for me. – From the epitaph of Roswell Stowell, who died in 1875, aged … Continue reading

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If You Can Keep Your Head

When I began writing novels, I named the first one Unforgiving Minutes, and quoted the last four lines of “If” at the start (“If you can fill the unforgiving minute . . .”).  I sold my second novel first, but … Continue reading

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The All-Nighter

Well, friends, I had to pull an all-nighter. But the manuscript for Knit Your Own Murder went off to my editor this morning, July 14th, 2015. That’s Bastille Day, the day when the French Revolution set the prisoners in the … Continue reading

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Barnes and Noble

Saturday, August 8, 3:00 p.m. — I’ll be at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Saint Cloud, MN. Address is 3940 Division Street St. Cloud, MN 56301. Phone, 320-251-453

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McGregor, Minnesota Annual Arts Meeting — Open House

The Annual Arts meeting is on Friday July 17, 2015, at the Community Center (41442 State Highway 65, McGregor, MN 55760, 218-768-3239). Open House — all are welcome. Registration at 5:30-6:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 – 6:45  A catered meal by Sheila … Continue reading

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