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N. M. Kelby on Lori & Julia (FM 107)

Posted byAlison Aten on 17 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: Authors, Fiction, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts book coverTomorrow, Friday Sept. 18th at 4:30 p.m. on FM 107 in the Twin Cities, N. M. Kelby, author of A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts will be a guest on the popular radio show,  Lori & Julia. N. M. is a former broadcast journalist in the area who has since written several widely acclaimed novels and now an intimate and heartwarming collection of short stories. To quote Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler:

“N. M. Kelby has long been one of my favorite writers, and her new story collection, A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, is the sweet, pure, hilarious, sneakily profound essence of her. We ache and we laugh: this is the experience of living in the 21st century.”

The Utne Reader Great Writing blog recently began a lively discussion on the future of the short story collection in print and online. To quote N. M. Kelby, “short stories are the new black because they are the perfect read for the digital age!”

Cheri Register Article in Book Club Club

Posted byMary Poggione on 16 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: MHS Author in the News

Packinghouse Daughter coverMinnPost has just started a new section on their site devoted to Book Clubs called, very appropriately, the Book Club Club.

This week, they published a moving article by Sally Williams on MHS author, Cheri Register, author of Packinghouse Daughter, who just recently went ot speak in person to a book club not in a book store or a library, but in a women’s prison.

Dillinger Who?

Posted byMary Poggione on 08 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: MHS Author in the News, True Crime

Cole Younger book coverPeg Meier, retired Star Tribune reporter and MHS author (Bring Warm Clothes and Too Hot Went to Lake), wrote an interesting article about a long-lost letter in the Minnesota Historical Society archives that revealed what really happened to Clell Miller’s body after the botched Northfield bank robbery led by Cole Younger. Cole Younger wrote about the raid in his lengthily titled autobiography The Story of Cole Younger: Being an Autobiography of the Missouri Guerilla Captain and Outlaw, His Capture and Prison Life, and the Only Authentic Account of the Northfield Raid Ever Published.

Emmy for Tales of the Road?

Posted byAlison Aten on 21 Aug 2009 | Tagged as: Authors, Awards, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

Tales of the RoadCathy Wurzer’s Tales of the Road: Highway 61 documentary that aired on TPT is nominated for regional Emmy Awards in the following categories:

Best Historical Documentary
Best Editing-Non News (Lisa Blackstone/Robert Hutchings)
Best Videography-Non News (Denny Behr/Joe Berglove)

The book features more stories from Highway 61.

Congratulations to Cathy and her documentary team!

“Flight” by Kevin Kling

Posted byMary Poggione on 07 Aug 2009 | Tagged as: Authors, Event, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

phph2YMx4Kevin Kling’s new play “Flight” is being performed tonight through Monday at the Open Eye theater in South Minneapolis. The play received a wonderful review from Dominic Paptola, Twin Cities theater critic in today’s St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Kevin Kling, storyteller and playwright, is also the author of two MHS Press books–The Dog Says How and Kevin Kling’s Holiday Inn, which will be available this November at a fine bookseller near you.

Kevin Kling’s Holiday Inn excerpt, for you reading pleasure…

MHS Author in the News: Bill Green

Posted byMary Poggione on 24 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: MHS Author in the News

phpZN2hzfBill Green, author of A Peculiar Imbalance: the Fall and Rise of Racial Equality in Early Minnesota has recently announced that he will not seek to renew his contract as superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools so that he can return to writing and teaching.

Per MinnPost:

“The popular, affable Green, who has been on leave from his post as a tenured professor at Augsburg College, will hand his successor a very different district from the one he inherited. It’s dramatically smaller, more cash-strapped than ever, and still facing a yawning achievement gap. But for the first time in more than a decade, MPS’ various stakeholder groups are not at war with one another.”

The Big Dog’s Going to the Big Apple

Posted byMary Poggione on 15 Jul 2009 | Tagged as: Authors, Cooking, Event, MHS Author in the News, MHS press

K-9 Nation Biscuit BookNext Monday, MHS Author and Master Baker Klecko will be on the Martha Stewart Morning Living radio show on the Sirius network to discuss his new book, K-9 Nation Biscuit Book: Baking for Your Best Friend.

Klecko will be heading to NYC for a Monday morning appearance (7/20).

Check out a sample recipe from his book, Marta’s Mediterranean Biscuits, which are made with squid ink.     Klecko con Dog

I would like to point out one detail in the photo to the right. Yes, that is Klecko holding a terrierhe’s partial to terriers. He lives with a couple of them. But, wait, check out his arm.

We all love Klecko here at the press for numerous reasons, which include the yummy treats, both animal and human, that he brings to our offices, but this really takes the cake. That is his book’s 13 digit ISBN tattooed on his arm. Not the wimpy 10 digit one, the 13. True dedication!

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