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AN ELEMENTARY INVESTIGATION
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
In the first photo, Jeff is pictured with Sartell resident Joe Pfeiffle at Drakes Fine Food & Spirits in Sartell, Minnesota. 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 Dennis Dalman, Bonita Falkingham and Betti Labs, respectively.)
Photo: Jeff wins Sigerson Award! Click HERE for details.
2018 was BUSY, 2019 could be busier!
The introduction of 'MURDER in Minnesota!' at Bloomington's Penn Lake Library in April launched a BUSY nine months for Jeff -- and 2019 looks to be even busier! The year kicked off with a book signing in St. Paul on Jan. 6 (Sherlock's 165th birthday!) and ends with a presentation to the Twin Cities Sisters of Crime at their annual holiday get-together in December. In between are a return to the Writers Festival in Rosemount in March, a presentation in NW Minnesota during School Library Month in April, a visit to Jeff's hometown of Browns Valley for the annual Alumni Reunion in June, a triennial international conference hosted by the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota in Minneapolis in August, Mankato's Deep Valley Book Festival in October, the South Dakota State Library's annual Performer's Showcase in November, and many other events in the works. Watch this space for details!
After spending a couple of months tweaking his Book Talks Menu, Jeff gets back on the promotional trail with a pair of workshops at the annual Writers' Festival in Rosemount on March 23. In April he honors National School Library Month with a series of Book Talks, capped by a program for 5th/6th graders at Highland Elementary in Crookston. Stay tuned!
I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere!
Jeff Falkingham has conducted Book Talks at over 90 venues. Here are a few of the highlights:
+ In March 2011, he helped a middle school librarian in SD win a Jan Stauber grant from the Beacon Society.
+ 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.