Brown Bag Author Event: Julie Kramer

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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.

Julie kramer, Book Journey, Delivering Death

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 Kramer, Book Journey, Delivering Death

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:

Julie Kramer, Book Journey, Delivering Death, Sheila DeChantal, Shunning Sarah

Julie Kramer’s website

17 Comments on “Brown Bag Author Event: Julie Kramer

  1. How fun! I’ve read all of those Riley Spartz books and enjoyed them very much!

  2. 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.

  3. This event is equivalent to us knitters taking a workshop with a favorite designer :0).

  4. I don’t think I could ever tire of author events, especially ones that give so much 🙂 Glad you enjoyed that, Sheila! 🙂

  5. Sheesh, apparently I need to move up closer to Brainerd! Anoka county isn’t the best county for libraries in MN :/

  6. 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.

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