NOTE: Interest in Jeff's two Sherlock Holmes tales was revived in 2017, when a Blog he published about a "feud" between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Samuel Clemens went viral, capturing the attention of Sherlockian scholars and scions around the world! It was posted in several prominent Holmesian newsletters, including "Sherlockian E-Times" (click HERE to read it). The essay is actually an EXCERPT from the latest addition to Jeff's Book Talks menu, titled "Doyle vs. Clemens."
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
Jeff's upcoming "Book Talk" events:
Thurs. May 17, 6:30-8pm
Meet the Author (public welcome)
Robert Trail Library, Rosemount, MN
Saturday, June 23, 1-6pm
Books & Beer Pop-up Bookstore
Summit Brewery, St. Paul, MN
AN ELEMENTARY INVESTIGATION
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.)
I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere!
Jeff Falkingham has conducted Book Talks at over 80 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.
Two young Holmes fans helped Jeff at the Steeple Center on March 24. .