Established in the fall of 2000, the Minnesota Crime Wave consists of mystery writers Ellen Hart, Carl Brookins, and William Kent Krueger. Between them they have published more than thirty novels and have received nearly two dozen local, regional, and national awards for their writing. They have toured the country several times, presenting over a hundred events and workshops at libraries, bookstores, conferences, and book festivals.
We have a fabulous author visit with them – well over 100 people attended this event and thoroughly enjoyed their readings, discussion, chats and photographs! Thanks to Katherine and Mary B for baking such wonderful cookies! A double treat!
Don’t forget the Bookstore often carries the titles of these authors, as well as MANY more MN authors (and even more mystery writers!) at incredible prices. See you there!
Can’t you tell Paige loves these events? I would love to see her wardrobe closet!! What’s next?!
You will recognize this great team of MN CRIME WRITERS! Join us in the Library Auditorium on Sunday November 6th for a brilliant literary afternoon (with amazing cookies from Library staff!)
Reviews of Bonnie’s writing has appeared in several anthologies, including Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion (Three Rivers Press), The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol. 1 (W.W. Norton), and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007 (Houghton Mifflin). Her essays have also appeared in many magazines, literary journals, and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Sun, Huffington Post, The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, Identity Theory, and Brevity.
Bonnie holds an MFA from the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. She has taught at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she became the recipient of a Bush Artist Fellowship, a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, and a Minnesota State Arts Board grant.
She has traveled extensively and calls three cities home: Minneapolis, and Amsterdam, and Seattle, where she currently resides. On her blog The Blue Suitcase, she writes about the life and adventures of an airline family.
Sunday, October 9
As Bonnie J. Rough and her husband consider becoming parents, their biological legacy haunts every decision. A carrier of the genetic condition hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED), she begins a journey to uncover the complicated details of her family’s past.
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