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March 2020

Wentworth Library Author Panel

March 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wentworth Library, 199 East Wentworth Ave
West St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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She's All That and a Detective to Boot Authors: Barbara Deese, John Gaspard, Jessie Chandler, Julie Holmes, and Pat Dennis Moderator: Timya Owen

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March Monthly Meeting featuring Roseanne Cheng

March 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peder’s Church in Mpls, 4600 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Roseanne Cheng of Evergreen Authors Presents: How to Sell More Books Fast Using Amazon Advertising Learn how to dramatically grow your Amazon traffic within 30 days using Amazon Advertising. We'll show you how our clients use Amazon Advertising to make anywhere from $300-$3k a month on just ONE book, without having an email list, social media following, or blog. We'll show you how to constantly draw in new folks who are excited about your book and can't wait to come…

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CANCELLED: Bookstube @ Bierstube: David Housewright

March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bierstube, 109 11th Street West
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.   David Housewright is an Edgar Award winning author of crime fiction and past President of the Private Eye Writers of America. Housewright won the Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America as well as a nomination from the PWA for his first novel "Penance." He has also earned three Minnesota Book Awards. Best known for the Rushmore McKenzie and Holland Taylor series set most often in and around the greater St. Paul and Minneapolis…

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April 2020

NOTICE: The April Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom – online only and for members only. 

April 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peder’s Church in Mpls, 4600 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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April Monthly Meeting with Aimée Bissonette “Legal Issues for Writers"  Retired attorney and author Aimée Bissonette will address key legal and practical issues confronting writers in this session.  We’ll cover copyright, collaboration agreements, key deal terms in publishing contracts, agency and vendor contract issues, and more. Discussion is encouraged, so bring your questions! Author Spotlight: tes Brown

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CANCELLED: Robert Trail Library Anthology Author Panel

April 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event has been cancelled "Dark Side of the Loon: Where History Meets Mystery" Authors: Barbara Deese, Sherry Roberts, Cheryl Lewis, Judy Kerr Moderator: Timya Owen

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CANCELLED: South St. Paul Library Anthology Author Panel

April 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South St. Paul Library, 106 3rd Ave N
South St. Paul, MN 55075 United States
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This event has been cancelled   "Dark Side of the Loon: Where History Meets Mystery"   Authors: Chris Husom, Michael Allan Mallory, Marcia Adair, Carol Huss Moderator: Timya Owen

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May 2020

NOTICE: The May Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom – online only and for members only.

May 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peder’s Church in Mpls, 4600 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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May Monthly Meeting Join us for a lively and entertaining evening with our own Allen Eskens (interviewed by our own Cynthia Surrisi).  Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The Deep Dark Descending, The Shadows We Hide, and Nothing More Dangerous. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award (Left Coast Crime), and Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the…

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June 2020

NOTICE: The June Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom – online only and for members only.

June 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Greg Hunter, Editorial Director of Graphic Universe, will present “Writing Scripts for Graphic Novels” For more than a decade, graphic novels have steadily grown in popularity within the mainstream book market. The form is suitable for stories of all genres, including mysteries and crime fiction, but drafting a script can still trip up a first-time graphic novel creator. Not just longer picture books or illustrated versions of prose novels, these works have traits all their own. This session will talk…

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July 2020

NOTE: The July Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom – online only and for members only.

July 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Destiny DeHaven will present "Stop Stalling and Start Doing - Breaking the Pattern of Procrastination" OVERVIEW: We’ve all been there. We’ve all procrastinated. We’ve all felt the guilt and shame of doing it, yet we continue to do the same thing. It’s time to break this pattern and learn how we can prevent procrastination next time. TAKEAWAYS: 1. How our mindset craves procrastination 2. How to identify procrastination ahead of time 3. Ways to prevent procrastination   Destiny DeHaven is…

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August 2020

NOTICE: The August Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom – online only and for members only.

August 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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August Monthly Meeting with Michael Allan Mallory Computer Forensics Author, editor, and retired computer guru, Michael Allan Mallory, presents “Computer Forensics.” “Computer forensics is the process of using the latest knowledge of science and technology with computer sciences to collect, analyze and present proofs to the criminal or civil courts. ... Forensics is the process which deals in finding evidence and recovering the data.” Author Spotlight: Jessie Chandler

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Online Author Panel: She’s All That and a Detective to Boot!

August 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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A Twin Cities Sisters In Crime Author Panel in Partnership with Once Upon a Crime Bookstore We are happy to announce our first online author panel in conjunction with Once Upon A Crime. Link information TBA. Panelists include: John Gaspard, Julie Holmes, Jessie Chandler, and Barbara Deese. Moderator: Timya Owen

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September 2020

NOTICE: The September Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom – online only and for members only.

September 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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September Monthly Meeting with Barbie Bobbitt What is personal branding, why you need a professional headshot, and how to prepare for your photo shoot. Barbie Bobbitt has been an award-winning photographer for 20 years, and has a passion for photographing people in a magazine/fashion-inspired style, and making them look and feel beautiful. She started her career in Nashville, TN, photographing weddings. When she relocated to Minnesota in 2012, she shifted her focus to portraits and personal branding. Author Spotlight: Carl…

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October 2020

NOTICE: The October Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom – online only and for members only.

October 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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We are thrilled to welcome back our own Frank Weber. He will be speaking on our favorite villains: Narcissists (and Their Victims). Frank Weber is a forensic psychologist who has completed assessments for homicide, sexual assault, and physical assault cases. He has received the President’s award from the Minnesota Correctional Association for his forensic work. Frank has presented at state and national psychological conventions and teaches college courses in psychology and social problems. Raised in the small rural community of…

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November 2020

NOTICE: The November Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom – online only and for members only.

November 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Judy Kerr will be our guest presenter. She will speak on the US Postal Inspection Service. (Hint: They don’t check mail for proper postage!) Author Spotlight: Michael Allan Mallory The November meeting is Tuesday, November 10th due to elections the first Tuesday of the month. 

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December 2020

NOTICE: The December Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom – online only and for members only.

December 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Our guest presenter will be Matt Goldman. Matt is a New York Times Bestselling author and Emmy Award winning television writer.  He has been nominated for the Shamus Award and Nero Award. Matt's television writing credits include Seinfeld, Ellen, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Author Spotlight - Doug Dorow.

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