Annika Rose Pre-publication Handmade Bookmark Giveaway

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WHAT: Annika Rose Pre-publication Handmade Bookmark Giveaway

MORE WHAT: Get a bookmark handmade by yours truly to celebrate the publication of my forthcoming novel Annika Rose. I’ll number, date, and sign it on the back (I’ll even inscribe it if you’d like me to). It might not look exactly like these bookmarks, because I’ll get tired of drawing the same thing.

WHY: I love any excuse to draw and to go to the post office.

HOW: Send me a direct message via my contact page ( Let me know two things: 1.) the title of the book of a living author that you’ve read relatively recently; and 2.) an address you’d like me to send your bookmark to.

WARY: I promise I won’t put you on the mailing list for any catalogues.

OR, if you’d like to get your bookmark in person, come see me during Art-A-Whirl 2024 at Bleeding Hearts Studio in northeast Minneapolis (1135 6th St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413) the weekend of May 17-19, 2024.

OR get your bookmark in person at the official book launch at Eat My Words, when copies of Annika Rose will be available for the first time!

WHEN: Between now and Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the date of my official book launch/reading at Eat My Words Bookstore in Minneapolis and fabulous afterparty at the 331 Club in Minneapolis, where Harold Tremblay’s KFAI “House Party” series will feature Doug Otto & The Getaways. Yahoo!

WHO: Please spread the word to book lovers and bookmark aficionados everywhere!

Book Launch & Publication Party: Annika Rose

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Eat My Words Bookstore, 214 13th St NE, Minneapolis, MN

Please come help me celebrate the publication of my new novel Annika Rose at my favorite Twin Cities bookstore! Come early to pick up your copy and browse Eat My Words' fabulously eclectic collection of used books and books by local authors as well as pottery and art. I'll talk about the book, do a short reading, sign books, and then try my darndest to drag you to an after-party at the 331 Club across the street (Wednesday nights are KFAI’s House Party with Harold Tremblay—one of my favorite live music series in town).

Annika Rose won Red Hen Press’s 2022 Women’s Prose Prize. In Annika Rose, I re-tell the story of Rosemary’s Baby in northern Minnesota—with a kind of feminist twist. Though there’s no supernatural element in my novel, the story is told through the eyes of the weird and wild Annika Rose, one of my favorite characters I’ve ever created. I’m looking forward to sharing her with the world.

I've spent many a Wednesday night watching the Twin Cities' best Americana, blues, bluegrass, old-time, and folk groups at this series curated by KFAI DJ and blues musician Harold Tremblay; so I figured there was no better place for the after-party for the launch of my new novel Annika Rose (which will take place at 7 pm at Eat My Words Bookstore across the street). After all, some of the main characters in the book are musicians, too. Come chat with me about the book and the music! I’ll bring a pen so I can sign your book if you’d like. If there’s room (there’s usually not room), I’ll even kick off my shoes and dance a little.