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2012
September 1, 2012 – Murder at Spirit Falls Available for Purchase.
Tuesday, September 18 11:30 AM – Reading at McKenzie Landing in Spooner, WI.
Wednesday, September 19, 4:00 PM – Reading at Northwind Book & Fiber in Spooner, WI.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 – Book Launch for Murder at Spirit Falls by Barbara Deese and Dorothy Olson, and Pathos Rising by Walter J. Roers.
Thursday, October 4, 2012 – 5-9 PM Girls’ Night Out at Excelsior Bay Books,  Excelsior: Double Trouble event with Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon.
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 4 PM at Barnes and Noble, Miller Hill Mall, Duluth, : Signing event with Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon.
Monday, October 8, 2012, 6 AM – Barbara Deese and Mary Donlon appear on the Good Morning Northland show (WDIO TV in Duluth) to promote their books.  
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9 AM to 6 PM, Rain Taxi – Twin Cities Book Festival at Historic Progress Center, Minnesota State Fair Grounds
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4-8 PM, Girls’ Night Out, Uptown Cheapskate, Yorktown Shopping Center, Edina: signing with Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 2PM  Barnes & Noble at the Apache Mall in Rochester, MN: signing with Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon
Thursday,November 8, 2012 – 7 PM at The Bookcase in Wayzata, MN Reading from Murder at Spirit Falls.  
Friday, December 7, 2012 – 6-8 PM  at  the Reading Frenzy BookShop ,  Zimmerman, MN.   Signing copies of Murder at Spirit Falls.  
Thursday, December 20, 2012, 4-8 PM, Girls’ Night Out,Uptown Cheapskate, Yorktown Shopping Center, Edina.  Signing copies of Murder at Spirit Falls.  
2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – 11 AM – noon American Association of University Women in Saint Paul.  Barbara Deese is featured speaker to talk about her writing life and Murder at Spirit Falls.
Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:30 PM – Meet with book club at Gabe’s, St. Paul.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 12:30-1:30 PM  Farmington Library, Talking about Murder at Spirit Falls.  
Thursday, February 7, 2012.  Meet with book club in Rochester, MN
Saturday, March 9, 2013,  Noon-2PM   Ladies on the Loose Day in Zimmerman, MN    Signing at  the Reading Frenzy BookShop 
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:30 AM – 5 PM,  Bloomington Writers Festival, Bloomington Center for the Arts.  North Star Press table and Twin Cities Sisters in Crime.
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4-8 PM, Girls’ Night Out at Uptown Cheapskate, Yorktown Shopping Center, Edina.  Signing. 
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 1- 5 PM,  St. Peter Book Festival,  St. Peter Community Center.  Murder at Spirit Falls available at North Star Press table and Twin Cities Sisters in Crime.
Thursday, April 18, 2013  Moorhead Library – Speakers’ Bureau during National Library Week.  TC Sisters in Crime Panel discussion “We Can’t Even Make This Up,”  with Mickie Wowchak Turk and Wendy Webb.   
Wednesday, May 1, 2012, Meet with book club in Edina.
Monday, May 13, 2013 6:30 PM  Anoka County Library, Northtown branch, Blaine, MN – Sisters in Crime “It’s a Mystery to Me” panelists Barbara Deese, Colin T. Nelson and Christine Husom describe the writing process — getting that first idea, creating characters, doing the research, and the daily writing schedule that gets it done.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 6PM  Meet with book club in Bloomington, MN.
Monday, June 10, 2013, 2:30PM. Barbara Deese and Wally Roers (author of The Pact and Pathos Rising) speak at Highview Hills in Lakeville.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7PM  Book club in Apple Valley, MN.
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 PM,  Barnes & Noble at the Apache Mall in Rochester, MN, Book signing – Barbara Deese and Dorothy Olson (Murder at Spirit Falls) with Debbie Lampi (Shadow Play) and Catherine Holm (Driving With Cats.)
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 6:30 PM – Apple Valley Library,  Apple Valley, MN.  Panel discussion with TC Sisters in Crime Barbara Deese, Christine Husom, Marilyn Rausch and Mickie Turk. Open to public.
Friday, August 2, 2013, 9:00 AM- Meets with North Woods Book Club in Mille Lacs, MN.
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DATE FOR Spirited Away  – September 1, 2013  
LAUNCH PARTY Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2:00PM – Launch Party for Spirited Away at Magers and Quinn, Minneapolis.  Refreshments, wine, a little reading and book signing.   
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION AND SIGNING Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10 AM, Mystery Hour – American Association of University Women in St. Paul, MN.
LIBRARY PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND SIGNING Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11 AM –  Mille Lacs Community Library, Isle, MN.
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM- Meeting with book club in Burnsville, MN.
BOOK FESTIVAL AND SIGNING Saturday, October 12, 2013, 10 AM – 12:30 PM at the Twin Cities Book Festival , Sisters in Crime table.
BOOKSTORE READING AND SIGNING Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Valley Bookseller, 217 Main Street North, Stillwater, MN.
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION  Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6-9PM – Meeting with book club in Woodbury, MN.
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION  Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6-9PM – Meeting with book club in Eagan, MN.
BOOK READING AND SIGNING Sunday, November 10, Noon-2PM – Chapter 2 Books, 422 Second St., Hudson, WI. A
AUTHOR EVENT AND SIGNING Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7PM – Barbara is speaking at the Retired Teachers group in St. Paul.
DAKOTA COUNTY LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR Saturday, November 16, 2013, 1–4PM Hear Keynote Speaker Lorna Landvik, meet local authors and attend workshops by The Loft Literary Center and Red Sofa Literary. Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Avenue in Apple Valley.
BAKE & CRAFT SALE/BOOK SIGNING Saturday, November 16, 8AM-Noon and Sunday, November 17, 8AM-2PM- Barbara and Dorothy signing and selling books at Holy Family Maronite Church, Mendota Heights.
BOOK CLUB Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:30 PM in Apple Valley.
LIBRARY EVENT – WOMEN OF MYSTERY  Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30 pm at the Penn Lake Library in Bloomington. Free event! Everyone is welcome!  Mystery writers Ellen Hart, Debbie Lampi, Susan Koefod, Christine Husom, and Barbara Deese will speak about their craft.
BOOK STORE PANEL DISCUSSION – WOMEN WRITERS ON WRITING – IT’S A MYSTERY TO ME Friday November 22, 2013 7:00 PM  AT Northtown  Barnes & Noble, Blaine, MN.   Join SinC panel discussion with Erin Hart, Mickie Turk, Jessie Chandler, Barb Deese, and Susan Koefod.
BOOK SIGNING: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: AUTHORS SUPPORTING  INDIES – Saturday, November 30, 2-5 PM at Reading Frenzy Corner in Elk River. 
BOOK SIGNING Thursday, December 5, 2013, 9AM-5PM – Woodwinds Hospital Craft Show, Woodbury, MN.  Barbara Deese, JoAnn Gurnsey and Carolyn Boehlke will sell and sign their books.
2014
OPEN MIC at BOOKSTORE GRAND OPENING  Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at 6PM at Eat My Words Books, 1228 2nd St NE in Minneapolis. Hear music, and literature readings by Twin Ciities Sisters in Crime authors  Barbara Merritt Deese, Mickie Wowchak Turk and Pam Leonard. and Christine Husom. 
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION Sunday, Feb 9, 2014, 2-4-PM in Apple Valley, MN.
AUTHOR FEST – 2 dates at Chapter 2 Books, 422 Second St., Hudson, WI. Saturday, February 15, 11AM-4 PM Friday, February 28, 2104, 6-8 PM Party time! 
BOOK SIGNING Saturday, March 15, 2014, 2-4 PM at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, HarMar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN.    
BOOK STORE PANEL DISCUSSION: CREATING UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS – Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00 PM  at Northtown  Barnes & Noble, Blaine, MN.   Panel discussion with  TC Sisters in Crime: Barbara Deese, Mary Donlon, Marilyn Rausch and Chris Glendenning, and moderated by Jessie Chandler. It’s all about creating memorable characters.
ST PETER BOOK FESTIVAL – Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:3oAM -1PM at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN – Meet area authors; Attend panel presentations; Purchase books.
MOVEABLE FEAST of AUTHORS  at ST PETER BOOK FESTIVAL- Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:00-11:45 at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN – Reserve a spot to have brunch with an author.
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION -Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1-3 PM in Edina, MN.
ART FESTIVAL – ART SOUP – Saturday, June 28, 2014,11 AM  in Elk River, MN. Please come for a fun day with artists, authors, poets and musicians. 
LIBRARY PRESENTATION/BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION – Tuesday, July 22, 2014,10:15 – 11:15 AM – Wentworth Library, West St. Paul, MN. 
BOOK SIGNING AT MILLNER WINERY HERITAGE FESTIVAL –Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11AM-7PM at Millner Winery, Kimball, MN.  Signing books along with Megan Kiffmeyer.
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION – August 1, 2014, 10AM – Mille Lacs, MN – a return appearance, this time to discuss Spirited Away.
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION – August 1, 2014, 6PM – Roseville, MN – Meeting with book club in Roseville to discuss Murder at Spirit Falls
MINNESOTA STATE FAIR – Wed, Aug. 27, 2014, 11AM – 1PM. READ AND RIDE DAY at the state fair. MELSA (Metro Library Service Agency) tent 9 am-5 PM with other Sisters in Crime authors.  
FALL INTO ART – CENTENNIAL LAKES, EDINA, Sun., Sept. 7 , 10 AM to Noon – promoting the Edina Art Center and The Author’s Studio. 
 ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH – A FESTIVAL OF MURDER, Nineteen Tales of Murder and Suspense, by Twin Cities Sisters in Crime – Thurs, Sept. 11, 2014 7 PM at Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis.
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY, FORGOTTEN SPIRITS  – Sun, Sept. 21, 2-4 PM at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
Friday, September 26, 1-3 PM  –  SIGNING – BOOK WORLD, HAYWARD, WI, , 10553 S Main St, Hayward, WI
Saturday, September 27 11-3  –  SIGNING/READING/ART MEANDER –NORTHWIND BOOK & FIBER, SPOONER, WI, , 205 Walnut St, Spooner, WI 
Thursday, October 9, 7PM  –  BOOK CLUB – Princeton, MN
Saturday, October 11, 10-5 – RAIN TAXI/TWIN CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL, MN State Fairgrounds, Progress Center.  Once again, I’m joining my Sisters in Crime for this FREE event – “the largest and most important literary gathering in the Upper Midwest.”
Monday, October 13, 7PM  –  BOOK CLUB – Champlin, MN
Tuesday, October 14, 7PM – ANTHOLOGY READING – BARNES & NOBLE, HAR MAR, Roseville, MN.  Signing copies FESTIVAL OF CRIME, an anthology or mystery short stories, along with other Sisters in Crime contributors.
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2 PM  –  SIGNING – BARNES & NOBLE, HAR MAR,  2100 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN.
Tuesday, October 20, 2014, 7:30 PM – READING – University Club, 420 Summit Av, St Paul, MN. I’ll be one of several mystery novelists at the October “Readings by Writers” event, sponsored by Public Art Saint Paul/Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk and hosted by Saint Paul’s first poet laureate, Carol Connolly. Books available for purchase.
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:30-1  –  TALK AND SIGNING – SCOUT & MORGAN BOOKS,  Cambridge, MN
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7 PM – BOOK CLUB – Burnsville, MN
Saturday, November 1, 2014, Noon –  KILLER COCKTAILS at Subtext Books, 165 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN. 
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:30PM – READING – EAT MY WORDS BOOKSTORE, 1228 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:30PM – Book Club Discussion, Rochester, MN.
Saturday, November 15  – Sisters in Crime tour of the Dakota County Jail in Hastings.
Saturday, November 29 is Small Business Saturday. In the book world it’s also Indies First Day! Authors and the American Booksellers Association will honor indie stores by having best selling authors “working” the store. I’ll be volunteering at 2 independent bookstores on November 29th:10AM-Noon – SubText Bookstore, St. Paul with Erin Hart.12:30-2:30.  Then Chapter 2 Books, Hudson, WI with Erin Hart again, and David Housewright.  
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 PM – Anthology Launch – Eat My Words Bookstore, Minneapolis. Readings by contributors to Festival of Crime, an anthology by the Twin Cities Chapter of Sister in Crime.
2015
Saturday, January 23, 2015, 1-3 PM – Anthology Panel Discussion – Princeton Area Library  Twin Cities Sisters in Crime authors talk about Festival of Crime. 
Saturday, February 14th, 2015, 10:00am – Authors Studio – Edina Art Center, Edina, MN.  Local author Colin Nelson interviews Mickie Turk, Christine Husom, Michael Allan Mallory, Editors for Festival of Crime, Twin Cities Sisters in Crime anthology.   Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:30AM-4:00PM – Bloomington Writers Festival and Book Fair  Bloomington Center for the Arts.  Stop by the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime table.
Sat, May 2, 2015, 1PM – Author Talk, Oxboro Library, 8801 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN
Wed, June 3, 2015 Criminology class at MN College Prep, Minneapolis, MN
Wed, June 24, 1 PM 2015, Book Club in Bloomington, MN
Sun, June 28, 2015 11-3  Deep Valley Book Festival, Sibley Park Pavillion, Mankato, MN. I’ll be at the Sisters in Crime booth, along with Christine Husom, Marilyn Rausch, Mary Donlon and Julie Seedorf.
Sat, July 18 9-5, 2015  Moose Lake Art in the Park. Another Sisters in Crime took with Christine Husom and Sherry Roberts.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015, 1 PM, Book Club in MilleLacs
Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 7 PM, Book Club in Bloomington
Wed, Sept 2, 11 – 5, 2015  MN STATE FAIR –  READ AND RIDE DAY  One day only. Sponsored by MELSA (Metro Library Service Agency) with books sold by SubText. Twin Cities Sisters in Crime authors taking shifts all day.
Sat, Sept 19, Noon-2, 2015, Book Signing at Once Upon a Crime604 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 
Thu, Oct 15, 2015, Women’s Literary Club in Long Prairie, MN
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 1:30 PM, 2015, Book Club in Burnsville
2016
Th, March 3, 2016, 11 AM Presentation, Highland Park Women’s Club
Sun, April 10, 2016, 2-5 PM Local Author Day, SubText Books, St. Paul – A day of readings and discussion with local authors Tom Combs, Midge Bubany, Carol Kusnierek, and Christine Husom
Sun, April 24, 2016 1-5 PM Once Upon a Crime – Open House for former owners, Pat & Gary
Sat, April 30 – May 1, 2016, 6AM-1:30PM Farmers Market, Minneapolis. This is a new venue for my sisters and brothers in crime: Midge Bubany, John Gaspard, Randi Lundell, Lois Greiman, Barbara Deese (Sat 6-9 AM), Colin Nelson, Sherry Roberts, Carol Kusnierek, Pat Dennis, Christine Husom, Erin Hart, and Marilyn Rausch/Mary Donlon.
Sat, May 7, 2016, 1 PM, Women & Crime Writing, Princeton Library, 100 4th Ave S, Princeton, MN 55371. I’ll be joining  Twin Cities Sisters In Crime with Midge Bubany, Jessie Chandler, Marlene Chabot, Christine Husom, and Carol Kusnierek for a panel discussion.
Th, May 12, 2016, 1 PM, Book Club in Apple Valley, MN 
Wed, June 1, 2016, 5:30 PM – Book Club in Pine Island/Rochester
Monday June 27, 2016,6PM, Panel Discussion on the Writing Process, Wells Public Library, 54 1st St SW (map)Wells, MN 56097  I’ll be on a panel with my Sisters in Crime, Julie Seedorf, Pat Dennis, Jessie Chandler, and Chris Glendenning
Saturday, July 16, 2016, 11AM-6PM Spirit of the Lakes Festival, Mound, MN
Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 6-8 PM – Panel Discussion – It’s a Mystery to Me, Spring Vally, WI Public Library. Sisters in Crime authors, Barbara Merritt Deese, Jessie Chandler, Thekla Fagerlie-Madsen, Sheyna Galyan, and Christine Husom 
Sat & Sun, Aug 27 & 28, 6:30 AM-1:30 PM, 2016, Minneapolis Farmer’s Market, 312 East Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis. Local crime writers from Twin Cities Sisters in Crime will rotate throughout the weekend. My shift is on Saturday 11AM – 1:30 PM.
Wed, August 31, 9AM-5PM, 2016, Read & Ride Day at the MN State FairOne day only. Meet local authors from Twin Cities Sisters in Crime – We’ll be rotating shifts all day. I’ll be there 1-5PM. Sponsored by MELSA (Metro Library Service Agency); books sold by SubText.
Sat, September 3, 8am-2pm, 2016 – Craft Sale at Lakeside Community Church, Webster, WI, 28626 Co Rd H, Webster, WI 54893
Sun, September 11, 2-4 PM, 2016 BOOK LAUNCH PARTY – SPIRITS OF PEPIN at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Refreshments and a short reading. All four books in the series available for sale. This is your chance to get signed copies.
Th, Sept 15, 7-9PM, 2016, Bookstube at the Bierstube, 109 W. 11th St., Hastings, MN 55033
Sat, Oct 1, 1-3PM, 2016, Meet and Greet – Maple Grove Barnes & Noble, 8040 Wedgewood Lane N., Maple Grove, MN
Sat, Oct 8, 10AM-4PM, 2016, Spooner Fall Art Splendor Meander – Northwind Book & Fiber, 205 Walnut St, Spooner, WI 54801
Sat, Oct 15, 10AM-5PM, 2016 Twin Cities Book Festival/Rain Taxi. MN State Fairgrounds
Sat, Oct. 22, 12 Noon-3PM, 2016 Book Signing/Meet and Greet – Fair Trade Books, 320 Bush StreetRed Wing, MN 55066  Fair Trade Books, on the shores of Lake Pepin 
Wed, Nov. 16, 6:30 PM, 2016 Presentation, St. Peter Friends of the the Library with Midge Bubany
Tues, Nov. 22, 6 PM, 2016 Sisters in Crime Panel, Hudson Area Library, 700 1st St, Hudson, WI with authors Midge Bubany, Jessie Chandler, Chris Husom and Sheyna Galyan.
2017
Wed, Feb 8, 6:30-7:30PM, 2017 Panel Discussion, Columbia Heights Public Library
Sat, Feb 11, 9AM-5PM, 2017 Writing Day Workshop, St. Paul Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront, 11 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 Open Mic at Blue Moon Books
Wed, March 1, 2017 – 4:30pm Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour – Dock Cafe, 425 Nelson St. E, Stillwater, MN  Your $10 reservation includes appetizers. Cash bar available. 
Tues, Mar 28, 6-7:30 PM, 2017 Sisters in Crime Panel – Hudson Area Library, 700 First Street, Hudson, WI. Celebrate Women’s History Month with authors Barbara Deese, Jessie Chandler, Midge Bubany, Christine Husom and Pat Dennis. 
Mon, Apr 3, 6 PM, 2017 Sisters in Crime Panel – Redwood Falls Public Library, 509 S Lincoln St., Redwood Falls, MN. Authors Midge Bubany, Pat Dennis, Barbara Deese, Carl Brookins, and Greg Gardner.
Sat, April 8, 10 AM, 2017 The Author’s Studio – Edina Art Center. Write Funny or Die – Local mystery writers Midge Bubany, Jessie Chandler, Barbara Deese, Christine Husom and Pat Dennis will read brief excerpts from their work, take questions from the audience and provide some laughs along the way. This is a free event.
Sat, April 22, 10:30 AM, 2017 Panel Discussion – Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave, Delano, MN. Join authors Midge Bubany, Christine Husom, Barbara Deese, Carl Brookins, and Greg Gardner as they share their adventures in the wonderful world of crime fiction.
Tues, May 9, 2017, 6:30pm, 2-17 Library Presentation, Lake City, MN  
Sat, June 10, 10AM-2PM, 2017 Author Fair, Spooner
Tues, June 20, 2017  Sisters in Crime Panel at Shoreview Public Library – in celebration of the Roseville Library winning the “We Love Libraries” award from SinC National.
June 22, 6:30 PM Book Club Discussion in Hudson, WI
Mon, July 17 2017 Sisters in Crime Panel – Albert Lea
Sat, July 15, 2017, 2 PM · Meinders Community Library · Pipestone Sisters in Crime Author Panel with Jessie Chandler, Pat Dennis, moderated by Timya Owen.
 Mon, July 17, 2017, 2PM – Writing Workshop by TC Sisters in Crime Midge Bubany, Sherry Roberts, Pat Dennis, Barbara Merritt Deese, Timya Owen, Doug Dorow, Julie Seedorf and Greg Gardner.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017, 6:30PM – Once Upon a Crime, 604 W 26th St, Minneapolis -Book Discussion with Thekla Fagerlie-Madsen
Tues, Aug 15, 2017, 6:30 PM – Bloomington, Member Meet & Greet with SinC President, Diane Vallere.  
Sat, Sept 16, 2017  8AM-5PM – Nickle Dickle Days in Waconia with Midge Bubany.
Tues, Oct 10,  2017, 6:30-7:30PM – Author Panel at Victoria Library, MN with Midge Bubany and Rebecca Kanner
Thurs, Oct 12, 2017, 6:30-PM Author discussion with Pat Dennis at Siverson Library in Hendricks MN.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017, 10AM-5PM – Twin Cities Book Festival/Rain Taxi, at the Progress Building on the MN State Fairgrounds
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 10:30AM-Noon Author Panel at the Olivia Library, with Pat Dennis, Midge Bubany and Thekla Fagerlie-Madsen.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 – 11AM-Noon -Author Panel at Becker Library, MN with Pat Dennis and Chris Husom.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 – Author Talk with Red Hat group.