1. A Creative Thank-you Note

    October 28, 2022

    After returning home from a week of school appearances in Houghton, Painesdale, and Baraga, Michigan, (and spending an enjoyable evening at the Portage Library) I received a a package of thank-you notes from the students in the Jeffers Middle School. My favorite was from Lana, who used the cover of my novel, The Journal of Otto Peltonen, to inspire her art work!

  2. June Library Visits

    June 12, 2017



    The Arrowhead Library system has invited me to speak at a number of area libraries this June. I’ll be sharing how my books explore the culture and the history of Northeastern Minnesota.

    Stop by and say hi.


    Monday, June 19, 2017

    *Virginia Public Library, Noon
    215 S. 5th Avenue, Virginia, MN 55792
    Susan Hoppe,

    *Hoyt Lakes Public Library, 3:30 p.m.
    206 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750
    Sue Sowers,

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    *International Falls Public Library, 10:30 a.m.
    750 4th St., International Falls, MN  56649
    Diane Adams,

    *Mountain Iron Public Library, 6 p.m.
    5742 Mountain Ave., Mountain Iron, MN 55768
    Sally Yuccas,

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    *Eveleth PL, 1 p.m.
    614 Pierce St., Eveleth, MN 55734
    Mary Ellen Higgins,
    Rebecca LeMenager,

    *Cloquet PL, 6 p.m.
    320 14th St., Cloquet, MN 55720
    Mark King,

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    *Grand Marais PL, 1 p.m.
    104 2nd Avenue W, Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Patsy Ingebrigtsen,

    *Silver Bay PL, 6 p.m.
    9 David Dr., Silver Bay, MN 55614
    Julie Billings,

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    *Cook PL, 10 a.m.
    103 S. River St., Cook, MN 55723
    Crystal Phillips,

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    *Hibbing PL, 1 p.m.
    2020 E. 5th St., Hibbing, MN 55746
    April Larson,

The Broken Blade Wintering The Journal of Sean Sullivan The Journal of Otto Peltonen The Journal of C.J. Jackson Song of Sampo Lake Blackwater Ben The Darkest Evening El Lector The Winter War