On July 29, 2019, MURDER in Minnesota! Two Sherlockian Tales by Jeff Falkingham received a 5-STAR REVIEW on the 'I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere' website -- just in time to promote Jeff's appearance at the triennial Sherlock Holmes Conference in Minneapolis in August. A few photos from that event appear below.
November 2: Meet & Greet Jeff (and a dozen other local authors) at the Penn Lake Library in Bloomington, MN, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
November 6-7: South Dakota State Library Performance Showcase, Wednesday in Sioux Falls, Thursday in Aberdeen (times to be determined, watch this space).
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.
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?
To read an independent newspaper REVIEW, click HERE!
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 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)