Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Best Ghost Stories I've Heard on my Book Tour

I've got a new blog on the Huffington Post's books section — which I'm thrilled about!! — and I thought you might like to read my newest article about the best ghost stories I've heard on my book tour.

It's a lot of fun, and I mention several bookstores I've visited in the past month. Have you ever had a ghostly experience? Do tell!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Reader's Loft Bookstore

What a fun night at one of my favorite bookstores, Reader's Loft Bookstore in Green Bay. It's a beautiful, welcoming, comfortable place with two cats prowling the shelves and fantastic booksellers who always have recommendations for the next wonderful read. And they create great events for authors. Tonight, I met with a large book club that read Mercy in advance of my visit — this is what authors love! I am forever grateful for this kind of support! Here are a few photos of the beautiful Readers Loft Bookstore and the wonderful people who came out to see me.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Magers & Quinn Photos!

I had such a fantastic time last night at Magers & Quinn in Uptown Minneapolis. This fabulous neighborhood bookstore was the site of my first-ever reading for my first novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane, and it has held a special place in my heart ever since.

The events organizer introduced me with the greatest compliment I've ever received about my writing, saying that at M & Q they think of me as the "Daphne Du Maurier of Duluth." How about that?!

I was really touched by how many people came out to support me in my home town. As I was reading, I looked into the crowd and saw old friends I hadn't seen since high school and college, new friends I've made through the incredible book community here in the Twin Cities — author Peter Geye and local bookmaven Pamela Klinger Horn — and lots and lots of readers. Every seat was filled and people were actually standing in the aisles!

If there was a reading made for me in heaven, this one was it.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Photos from Common Good Books, 3/6/13 with Erin Hart!

I had a fun and fantastic reading last night at Common Good Books in St. Paul with my friend and fellow author Erin Hart, whose new novel, The Book of Killowen, was released this week. We each read from our novels and then took questions as a team. The crowd was very engaged and asked lots of good questions. A great night at a great bookstore! Here are a few photos.