Jeff now fully self-publishing!
1) Actor, director, playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher was keynote speaker at the August conference.
2) Jeff with featured artist Amanda Downs Champlin and Peter Blau, dean of American Sherlockians.
3) The talented Red-Throated League (including guest stars) wrapped up the conference with a rousing old-time radio production of Hound of the Baskervilles.
In 2020, Jeff took advantage of idle time (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) by launching his own self-publishing business! Here's his imprint logo, created by FASTSIGNS, Inc. of Eden Prairie, MN.
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Book Talks, Signings are Back in Limbo
On December 18, 2021, Jeff participated in a Pop-Up Bookstore at AZ Gallery in St. Paul. Due to the pandemic, it was his first public book promotion event in two years. While it was fun to gather with other authors and artists, readers and book buyers in a festive atmosphere, the latest surge in Covid variants means that participation in such events will go back on HOLD for a while. Watch for details on opportunities for a "VIRTUAL Author Visit" to your venue in the spring of 2022!
Photos below are from the triennial Sherlock Holmes Conference in Minneapolis in August of 2019.
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!)
AN ELEMENTARY INVESTIGATION
I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere!
Jeff Falkingham has conducted Book Talks at over 100 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 December 2019, he was guest speaker for the Twin City 'Sisters in Crime' holiday gathering.
(See full list of Venues)