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Author interview: Audio-WriteOn!Radio KFAI 90.3 FM, July 5, 2016, Lady in the Moon, A Novel in Stories

Author interview: KFAI WriteOn! Radio Interview: A Stone for Amer, 2015

*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

2017 Book Signing Events:

September 16 ~ Excelsior Apple Day Festival, in front of Tony’s Barbershop on main street,  9 – 6 p.m.

September 23 – 24 ~ Stillwater Crafter’s Market, Washington Co. Fairgrounds, 9 – 4 p.m.

September 30 ~ Cross Lake Days, 9 – 4 p.m.

*October 6 ~ AUTHOR, ARTS & APPLETARTS: ArtBarn52, 5261 Edina Industrial Blvd, Edina, MN, Friday, Oct. 6, 2 – 8 p.m. I am sponsored by ArtBarn52 and Twin Cities TOSCA of Edina. “Join award-winning Minnesota author, Connie Claire Szarke, in Edina’s newest art gallery, ArtBarn52…”

October 21 ~ Rutger’s Oktoberfest, Deerwood, MN, 9 – 5 p.m.

November 4 ~ Elk Pride Craft Bazaar, Elk River, MN

November 5 ~ Meridian Manor Holiday Boutique, near Wayzata

November 11 ~ Brainerd Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival, Brainerd High School

November 18 ~ Norwood/Young America Craft Fair, Elem. School, 9 – 3 p.m.

November 19 ~ Gale Woods Farm Holiday event

November 25 ~ Wadena Christmas Festival, Wadena, MN Elem. School, 9 – 5

December 9 ~ Minneapolis Women’s Festival



A terrific evening! 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.

* January 18, 2014 ~ An excellent afternoon with members of a Book Club on Lake Pulaski, near Buffalo.



Gillespie Center Holiday Boutique


At Gray Gardens~Excelsior

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

May, 2015

Branch of The Plum Creek Library system

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.

At Slaughter Slough

Near Lake Shetek & Tepeeotah

At the Bloomington Writers’ Festival, March 24, 2012

Presbyterian Homes - Spring Park

Hennepin County-Westonka Library

Barnes & Noble, Minnetonka

Barnes & Noble Minnetonka


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!!

With David Unowsky

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.

Twin Cities Book Festival sponsored by Rain Taxi Review

October 15, 2011 ~ Delicate Armor table exhibit and sales at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College

Reading in Cloquet

October 20, 2011 ~ Cloquet, MN library and Cover To Cover Book Club

November 3, 2011 ~ At The Bookcase in Wayzata.

Book signing at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria ~ Kathleen Pohlig, manager

~ Alfred ~








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