Minnesota Mystery Night
The conversation is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call Axel's in Mendota Heights (651-686-4840).
Tell them the reservation is for Minnesota Mystery Night, and whether you're coming for dinner (seating starts at 5:00) or just for the show beginning at 7:00.
NOTE TO READERS: Click on any underlined name and go directly to their website
Local author Gerry Schmitt, who writes under the pen name Laura Childs, is the author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. All have enjoyed stints on the New York Times, USA Today, or Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists. Recently, Book Riot named her mysteries to their list of “25 of the All Time Best Cozy Mystery Series” and her book Death by Darjeeling was featured as a question on Jeopardy. Her Afton Tangler thriller series is written under her own name. She’s had 54 books published by Penguin Random House and has 3 finished books waiting to be published. In her previous life, Gerry spent 30 years in advertising, the last 20 as CEO of her own marketing firm. She has authored two screenplays and been executive producer on a reality TV show. She is married to Dr. Bob, a professor of Chinese art history, and has a Chinese Shar-Pei named Lotus. Since Gerry just signed a new 8 book contract, she claims she’ll never quit writing and that they’ll have to pry the computer mouse out of her cold dead hands.
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Lorna Landvik is the ‘New York Times’ best-selling author of thirteen humorous novels, including PATTY JANE’S HOUSE OF CURL, ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BONBONS and CHRONICLES OF A RADICAL HAG (WITH RECIPES). Her most current novel, LAST CIRCLE OF LOVE, is about a church circle whose members, wanting to save their crumbling church, create a recipe book fundraiser. To boost sales, the cookbook also also serves as a confessional, leading it to become jokingly called "The ABCs of Erotica."
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