Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dakota County Library's First Annual Author Fair

Over 40 authors and several representatives from publishing and advertising attended the first annual event at the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley on Saturday, January 21, 2012, where the public was invited to meet local authors, listen to keynote speaker and mystery author David Housewright, and attend some workshops on publishing.

Nancy and I were delighted to be part of the event and felt honored to be in the company of so many fine authors. We displayed and sold books at our table and found time to walk around to visit a number of other authors, several of whom have become our friends over the years.

Meeting Brian Leehan, author of Pale Horse at Plum Creek, presented a special opportunity for us because we had purchased his book about the First Minnesota's valiant efforts at the Battle of Gettysburg back in 2006 from a bookstore at Gettysburg when we visited the Battlefield on a guided tour. Nancy brought our copy with us and asked him to autograph it.
Brian Leehan signing and displaying our copy of his book that we purchased at Gettysburg in 2006.

Whether or not you are a reader of Civil War books, Brian's book is one to enjoy. Brian's detailed narrative of the First Minnesota's heroic involvement in the Battle at Gettysburg gives a unique and complete account that makes great reading.

Nancy and I wish to thank Youth Services Coordinator Jennifer Verbrugge and Adult Services Coordinator Lindsey Dyer for inviting us to participate in the author fair and for doing a great job in organizing and hosting the event, which was enjoyed by participants and visitors, alike. 

I leave you with two more photos:
 Nancy (below) and I (above) at our display.

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