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: