AN ELEMENTARY INVESTIGATION
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!
Want to know what they're saying about Jeff's BOOK TALKS program?
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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
PHOTO: Jeff on Mystery Writers Panel with Twin Cities Chapter of Sisters in Crime at Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato, October 2018. (Yes, as you can tell from the pillar behind the stage, it was held in a brewery!)
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.)
Jeff is excited to launch a new 'Outreach' program for schools, when he celebrates National School Library Month by working with 4th/5th/6th graders at Highland Elementary School in Crookston, MN on April 26. Crookston is in the Lake Agassiz Region of northwestern Minnesota.
If you'd like Jeff to give a Book Talk at YOUR school, library, historical society, care facility, book or social club or other venue, use the Contact page on this website to reach him. Information on his presentations can be found on the Talks page. Rates are reasonable - and he loves to travel!
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.
(See full list of Venues)