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Subject: Minneapolis area Mystery Lovers
Date Posted: 3/18/2010 8:03 AM ET
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This Saturday is the Once Upon a Crime bookstore's annual "Write of Spring" in which they host many local authors to come and hawk their wares, sign books, etc. If you visit their website at:    

http://onceuponacrimebooks.com/

you can click on the link to Write of Spring and see when your favorite authors are going to be there. I'm planning to go for the 2:00 session and am especially interested in meeting Barbara Fister, KJ Erickson, Sujata Massey and Judith Koll Healey. There are some more famous authors set for the earlier time frames, but I know I won't tolerate being in that small store with zillions of people for four whole hours, plus (aside from Brian Freeman and Ellen Hart) I'm not particular fans of them. I still remember the last time I went when Laura Childs was talking with me, and it was a bit uncomfortable because I've tried to read a couple of her series and just didn't care for them! LOL

There are a bunch of authors there I don't recognize at all, and some that I have first in series books on my TBR but haven't read yet. Still, I made sure to save up a few shekels from payday so I'm sure I'll come home with a few books!

Anyone else in the Mpls area going? Maybe we can meet for coffee and goodies at the French Meadow Bakery?

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 12:58 PM ET
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Oh, this is hardly fair!  I'm not going to be able to make it!  Have fun, though!  (C.J. Box will be at that very same bookstore sometime in April or May, I believe.)

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 2:02 PM ET
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Yeah, I've only read one of his books, so he's not on my "rush right out to meet" list. Not yet anyway. LOL  I have to take a look and see who else they're having in the next few months. I have to make sure I have extra moola though, I always spend money when I'm there!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/18/2010 5:53 PM ET
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I'm on vacation now.  I"ll get back in town tomorrow, but don't think I will have my act together in time to make it to the Writes of Spring.  I'm going to try to make it next year.


Do you think that P.J. Tracy will make an appearance at Once Upon a Crime when their new book comes out?   If they do,I'll be there with bells on!

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 8:22 AM ET
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No idea, Lynne. I ended up not going myself...I hurt my back hauling some groceries in and spent the weekend with my heating pad instead. Grrrrrrrrrrr! Getting old sucks! LOL

Cheryl