This fall RLPL welcomes Brian Freeman, Joel D. Canfield, and
William Kent Krueger!
When you think of fall can you see the beautiful colors on the trees, hear the rustle of leaves below your feet, feel the crisp air on your face, and smell of ripe apples ready for harvest? When we think of fall this year, we’re excited to welcome three local authors to Rice Lake Public Library!
Minnesota award winning author Brian Freeman kicks of October with us when he leads RLPL’s book club, Page Turners, in a discussion of his book Spilled Blood tonight (Thursday, October 2nd at 6pm). Brian describes his book as a novel of redemption and revenge with twists and turns. Spilled Blood starts in an old rural ghost town at midnight, where three teenage girls play a twisted game of Russian roulette. By morning, one girl is dead, one has run away, and one is in prison for murder (from brianfreemanbooks.com).
If you are not able to see Brian at Page Turners, you can see him Thursday at 6:30 when he presents Duluth through Jonathon Stride’s (the main character in his series) eyes. Come visit “Stride’s Duluth” at RLPL as Brian to reprises his slide show presentation of locales around the Northland that have appeared in his books. Get ready for landmarks and creepy ruins that inspired scenes in his books centered on Duluth detective Jonathan Stride.
For those who are reading the series, we wonder: Are you team Serena or team Maggie? Tell us on Facebook or Tweet us @TheRLPL using #teammaggie or #teamserena
October 11th, Joel will be here for a book signing to promote his new book A Long Hard Look a book described by Elizabeth Craig (Riley Adams) as “having much to love for Raymond Chandler fans.” Raymond Chandler who died nine months before Joel was born but had an influence on his writing which Joel describes as a blend of “his reverence for Chandler.” He also includes “snippets of Isaac Asimov, Dr. Seuss, Rex Stout, Dick Francis and Richard Halliburton, then pouring it into a big bowl of Agatha Christie,” creating what he calls “Chandleresque cozies: mysteries with sharper edges than traditional cozies; convoluted plots and convoluted people, yet without the overt sex, language, and gore of many mystery genres.”
To learn more about Joel D. Canfield, writer of mysteries, business books, and over 100 songs visit his website joelcanfield.com Joel will be back on October 25th to present a writer’s presentation on how to “Write a great novel without going crazy: the 12 things you need to know”
In November RLPL welcomes another great award winning Minnesotan author William Kent Krueger who will read from his latest book in the Cork O’Connor series, Windigo Island on November 4th at 7pm. As of this date, there are over 300 holds on the print, large print and audio copies of Windigo Island. Book World will have copies available at this event for sale (cash and check only)-thanks Joy!