Crosby Heritage Festival – Crosby, MN 2013

 

Cousin Karen Riley and I at the Crosby Heritage Festival

Cousin Karen Riley and I at the Crosby Heritage Festival

 

"Hamming -it-up" with Kathy Riley, Karen Riley at Crosby Heritage Festival

“Hamming -it-up” with Kathy Riley, Karen Riley at Crosby Heritage Festival

 

Granddaughter Maddie visited me at the Festival.

Granddaughter Maddie visited me at the Festival.

 

Green Fair Folk Festival – Little Falls, MN 2013

Here I am with fellow  members of Great River Writers - Laura and Dan

Here I am with fellow members of Great River Writers – Laura and Dan

Author friend, Cat Holm, and I at the Green Fair.

Author friend, Cat Holm, and I at the Green Fair.

Author friend, Gene Stark.

Author friend, Gene Stark.

Crow Wing County Fair – Brainerd, MN 2013

Had fun at the fair!

Had fun at the fair!

Author friend, Carol Campbell, at the fair.

Author friend, Carol Campbell, at the fair.

Northern Plaid Festival – Baxter, MN

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Emily Day – 2013

I shared a space with author Shannon Manary yesterday at Emily Day. Shannon authored “Spirit Lake”, a historical novel about Father Hennepin. Spirit Lake was the name the Dakota gave Mille Lacs Lake. It was a successful day and a great event!

Author Shannon Manary and myself

“Bean Hole Days – 2013” in Pequot Lakes, MN

I had a great time at “Bean Hole Days – 2013” in Pequot Lakes, MN. Shown here with Jeanette Lukowski, author of “Heart Scars”. 7/10/13

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“Crafts on the Creek” – Coon Rapids, MN

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I shared a spot at the Craft Show with fellow mystery author, Charlene Chabot. It was a fun event even if a customer told me it had reached 92 degrees.

“Home for the Murder” book launch – June 11, 2013

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Here are some “fun” pictures from my book launch held at the Brainerd American Legion. Katie Lutz did a great job with the food! Jackie and Stacy did a great job at the ticket table. Thanks Char for taking the “mic” and a big thanks to all who attended!

St. Peter Book Festival 2013

I spent a wonderful day at the 2nd annual St. Peter Book Festival in St. Peter, MN. Here I am with Sue – a member of Friends of the Library. April 6, 2013.

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“Bring Home the Murder” has been nominated for the 2019 Jeanette Fair Book Award.

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Minnesota baby-boomer Meggie Moore sets off on another housesitting adventure to a hobby farm in the country. But her dream job turns into a nightmare when she discovers the farm is haunted.

Ghostly rumors surface soon after Meggie accepts the housesitting position but she refuses to be deterred. An unbeliever and not easily frightened, she ignores warnings from well-meaning friends and travels to the hobby farm to fulfill her obligation.

Her reluctance to believe in the supernatural is tested when strange happenings occur shortly after arriving at the farm.

As time goes on she finds herself being reeled into the spirit world unable to let go of a line that eventually connects her to murder.