Every Monday in June and July at the Brainerd Public Library, we have a Minnesota Author come from noon to one to talk about their latest book, answer questions, and sign books. It is a lot of fun, and being a part of the Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library who sponsors these events gives me a front row seat when it comes to chatting it up with the authors.
Not a bad gig. 😉
Recently we had Julie Kramer at the library talking about her new book Delivering Death. She was very engaging to the 70+ people in the room.
While talking about where she gets her ideas for writing thrillers, she passed out to the audience her Minnesota Book Award for Silencing Sam. It passed from person to person, even I had to get in on that action! When it had been “oohed and ahhhhed” over by everyone there, Julie said this:
Let’s say tomorrow I am going to book signing in Duluth. And lets say on my way there I meet someone and I beat them to death with that Minnesota Book Award and leave the person and the award with all your fingerprints all over it. That’s where ideas come from. ~ Julie Kramer
We all laughed. Some nervously.
Julie was a wonderful speaker and we had a great time with her. She left us a signed copy of her book Delivering Death, and a bottle of wine with the same book title on it for Wine and Words in August.
And I picked up a copy of her book as well:
17 thoughts on “Brown Bag Author Event: Julie Kramer”
How fun! My sister went to college with her 🙂
Wow Mary! I bet your sister has some stories 😉
How fun! I’ve read all of those Riley Spartz books and enjoyed them very much!
I am just starting to read her 🙂
How marvellous, I loved for our library to take up this idea.
It is fun and I love to see the community come out to chat with the authors 🙂
Whoops! Should have read I’d love for our library to take up this idea. Proof that I really can’t listen to audio books whilst trying to type ….. multi-tasking obviously isn’t my strong point.
LOL…. I understood you 😀
This event is equivalent to us knitters taking a workshop with a favorite designer :0).
Right? That’s exactly right!
I don’t think I could ever tire of author events, especially ones that give so much 🙂 Glad you enjoyed that, Sheila! 🙂
I love author events!
very cool! and how wonderful you had such a huge turnout!
We do have good averages. Usually between 50 and 75.
Sheesh, apparently I need to move up closer to Brainerd! Anoka county isn’t the best county for libraries in MN
Really? I am sorry to hear that 😦 Our library works hard…astounding me actually with all they do.
Your library sounds awesome! I’d love it if ours had a lot of authors visit, and your Wine & Words sounds so fun! Sadly though, it’s a small town and they just don’t get them that often.