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April 2020

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
CrowdCast, Link Information TBA

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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May 2021

Bookstube featuring Rob Jung

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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You are invited to Bookstube MN featuring Rob Jung When: Thursday, May 20, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZUuf... After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Rob Jung, author of Cloud Warrior, The Reaper, and The Sower (released May 2021) was born in California wine-country and raised on a farm in Wisconsin. He studied at Winona State University and earned his law degree at…

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June 2021

Bookstube featuring Brenda Lyne

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZAoc-CgrzgvEtx7Rc0ioAK... After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Brenda Lyne lives just outside Minneapolis with her two busy kids, two cats, two fish, and probably a partridge in a pear tree. She is living, breathing proof that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Her debut novel, CHARLIE'S MIRROR, is now available. She is currently drafting her third novel. Reviews for CHARLIE'S MIRROR: "...quite the…

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Creating Unforgettable Characters – Author Panel hosted by Carver County Library

June 30 @ 6:30 pm
Facebook Live

How do writers discover their characters? Our authors share how they conjure up heroes, heroines, and villains, and how fictional characters differ from real-life bad guys. You can find out more about Twin Cities Sisters in Crime, and the authors that participate, at https://www.twincitysinc.org/. The panel will feature authors Carl Brookins, Chris Norbury, and Julia Seedorf, Timya Owens will moderate. Biographies of the participants are below. Carl Brookins: Before he became a mystery writer and reviewer, Carl Brookins was a counselor…

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July 2021

Bookstube featuring Chris Norbury

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZOOM

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZ0sce-upj8qGdViNddN-G3M... After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Chris Norbury is the award-winning author of the mystery-suspense-thrillers Straight River and Castle Danger. The stories feature Matt Lanier, a southern Minnesota farm kid-turned professional musician whose middle-class world is turned upside down by a conspiracy of powerful, ambitious, violent men. Chris grew up in the Twin Cities and earned a B.S. in Music Education at the University of…

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