AN ELEMENTARY INVESTIGATION
I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere!
Jeff Falkingham has conducted Book Talks at over 70 venues. Here are a few of the highlights:
+ In March 2011, he participated in an Award-winning program for middle school students in Big Stone City, SD.
+ In November 2013, he performed at nine different cities/towns in the Kitchigami Regional Library System.
+ In April 2015, he provided the keynote address for the District Convention of the GFWC of west-central MN.
+ In June 2016, he was a featured performer at the Sesquicentennial Celebration in Browns Valley, MN.
In September, Jeff's books were featured in a "Local Authors" display at the Penn Lake Library in Bloomington, MN. To see a YouTube report, click the image shown. (The library story begins at the 2:16 mark.) Jeff will address Penn Lake's Mystery Book Club on April 18., following a return visit to the annual Writers' Festival & Book Fair at Rosemount's Steeple Center on March 24.
In the first photo, Jeff is pictured with Big Stone City Middle School Librarian Janelle Kelly, who won a 2011 Jan Stauber Award from the Beacon Society, which promotes Sherlock Holmes in schools. In the middle photo, Jeff is joined by Leon Westbrock of Alexandria, MN -- a frequent "partner in crime." Lastly, 25-year LAPD veteran Gary Ingemunson, of Simi Valley, CA, loaned his expertise to a program in the Viking Library System. (Photos by Mary Johnson, Bonita Falkingham and Betti Labs, respectively.)
NOTE: Jeff's March 12 Blog on "Doyle vs. Clemens" drew tons of attention, both in the US and abroad!
In addition to the June issue "The Sherlockian E-Times" (Click HERE), Jeff's essay was cited on the front page of the March issue (No. 362) of "The District Messenger" (Newsletter of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London) and also in the March issue of "Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press," published by internationally renowned Sherlockian Peter E. Blau of the Red Circle (Holmes scion) in Washington, DC. The essay is actually an EXCERPT from the latest addition to Jeff's "Book Talks" menu!
Jeff is a frequent contributor to a BLOG maintained by the
Great River Authors Group
(GRAG) in St. Cloud, MN >>
(see NOTE below)
Jeff is joined by Jeff Lubbers of Watertown, SD, for a program at Wing & Fin Resort on the shores of Lake Traverse in western Minnesota