Archive for October, 2010

Off to Fargo for the Book Launch

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

I’m headed back to North Dakota tomorrow for the book launch and interviews, including a live interview on Prairie Public Radio on Monday, November 1. The launch party (and reading/signing) is on November 4 at 7 p.m. at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. This should be a lot of fun!

Event in Ann Arbor at Barnes and Noble Booksellers

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

I will be at the National Authors Day Event at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3235 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Sunday, November 7, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Event lasts from noon until 7 p.m., and is an opportunity for readers to meet authors and to talk about their books.

Shooting (the good kind) yesterday

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Yesterday filmmaker Beth Tanenhaus Winsten, her assistant, Shannon, and her friend and cameraman extraordinaire, Robin Browne were out at my place filming for the three-minute book trailer that Beth is putting together for Dakota, Or What’s a Heaven For. This trailer, a tinyBigPictureshow, is not about me holding forth about the novel; rather, it will be an art form on its own that takes the sensibility of the novel as its subject. That’s the plan, anyway. I spent most of my time during the ‘shoot’ coaxing animals to my side, staring pensively into the distance, and generally just doing as I was told (trusting that Beth and Robin had a vision). They sure seemed to know what they were doing, and I loved seeing familiar spaces and objects anew through their eyes.

DAKOTA selected for Midwest Connections ‘Pick’

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010


I am really excited about this news! The Midwest Booksellers Association has selected Dakota, Or What’s a Heaven For as a new Midwest Connections Pick, which means that participating independent bookstores throughout the Midwest region will be promoting the novel. This is an honor and an opportunity to introduce readers to my work (and, I hope, a chance for me to meet some of these readers at book readings and signings soon).