*Click on the above links to hear Connie Claire discuss A Stone for Amer, Delicate Armor, and Lady in the Moon, A Novel in Stories
*Author is available for a presentation, entitled “Elements of Fiction,” which includes music, audience participation, discussion of how to write, classic author references, brief readings from her work, and Q & A. To schedule an event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Events: MN Author & Trilogy Books available —
June 21 – Lemonade Art Fair, St. Cloud State University Campus Grounds, 6th St. So. and 1st Ave., St. Cloud, MN, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Booth Space #1: 241 (I was a 5-year student and graduate of St. Cloud State University, so this will be wonderful returning to the campus as a successful MN award-winning author.)
July 4 – Stars & Stripes, Pequot Lakes, MN
July 11 – Bean Hole Days, Pequot Lakes, MN
July 14 – Monticello Art in the Park, 8 – 3 p.m.
August 4 – Chokecherry Festival, Pequot Lakes, MN, 9 – 4 p.m.
August 11 & 12 – Long Lake Corn Days Festival, St. George Catholic Church premises, 133 North Brown Road, Long Lake, M
August 18 – Corn Feed Event, Emily, MN (near Outing, MN)
August 25 – Stiftungsfest 45th Annual Craft Fair in Norwood Young America, 9 – 3 p.m. E. Main St. & SE 2nd Ave. (North of Hwy. 212)
September 8 – Nordic Music Fest, Victoria, MN
September 29 – Crosslake Days, Crosslake, MN
October 13 – Brainerd Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
October 20 – Oktoberfest, Ruttgers
November 3 – Elk Pride Craft Bazaar
November 10 – Brainerd Holiday Festival
November 17 – Norwood Young America Holiday Festival at the High Schools
December 8 – Women’s Festival Event – 9:30 – 4:30 p.m., Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center, 2924 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis
January 7, 2014 ~ Connie Claire Szarke and Lorna Landvik, 7:00 p.m. Edina Library Fireside Room Senior Center.
* On January 13, 2014, I facilitated the Last Word Book Group, sponsored by Barnes & Noble Galleria and the Southdale Library. We discussed Truman Capote’s Other Voices, Other Rooms. This was a very inspiring group of readers, including Gretchen Hassler, une bonne amie.
Midwest Book Awards Finalist Delicate Armor, 1st edition
May 9, 2012
Midwest Book Awards Finalist Delicate Armor, new 2nd edition, published by Heron Bay Publishing
We received a very warm welcome in my hometown of Slayton on Friday, March 30th. Bill Bolin, former teacher and park naturalist, trekked with me along Slaughter Slough, Bloody Lake, Lake Shetek, and other local areas. Southwestern MN is a most beautiful part of our state—small communities, rolling prairies, sloughs, timber, lakes, and wildlife—Happy to be back.
THE BOOK LAUNCH on September 11, 2011 was a tremendous success—lovely to greet friends and family, enjoy refreshments, fine music, and laughs together. Thank you all for coming to the party! This was the start of something grand!!
September 22-23, 2011 ~ Signing copies of Delicate Armor at the Midwest Booksellers Association Trade Show at the Depot in Minneapolis where I had the opportunity to talk with many independent bookstore and library staff about my debut novel.
October 15, 2011 ~ Delicate Armor table exhibit and sales at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College
October 20, 2011 ~ Cloquet, MN library and Cover To Cover Book Club