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Author Event In Central Brainerd Minnesota

Wine and Words

July 30 and 31, 2020

Join us at Grand View Lodge in 2020 for our 8th year of Wine and Words
Tickets will go on sale on April 1st.              
Join us on July 30th for an evening of good friends, good wine, fabulous authors, and many wonderful books.  Our event will begin with a social time at 5:30 pm.  Enjoy complimentary wine as you browse through the exciting silent auction items.  At 6:30, a special sit down dinner will take place while you continue to chat with old friends and new.  The evening will continue with insightful presentations by our authors, followed by a chance to purchase books and have them signed, a chance to talk with the authors, and take a few pictures. 


Join us on July 31st for a lunch version of the same event with a social time at 10:30 am with a silent auction and lunch at 11:30 am with the same line up of authors as the evening before. The book signing will follow the event.
Tickets for each event are sold individually or in tables of 10.   Grab your friends, book group, whoever, and join us for an unforgettable event! 
Dinner (July 30th) tickets are $50 for individuals, discounted rate for a table of 10 purchase is $450.00
Luncheon (July 31st) tickets are $40 for individuals discounted rate for a table of 10 purchase is $350.00
Tickets sell out every year so be sure to secure your spots!

Our 2019 Author Line Up:

Lorna Landvik is the author of eleven novels, including the best-selling PATTY JANE'S HOUSE OF CURL, ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS, OH MY STARS, BEST TO LAUGH and her newest addition:  Chronicles Of A Radical Hag.  
Landvik's checkered (but legal) past includes working as a chambermaid in Bavaria, winning a trip to Tahiti as a contestant on '$25,000 Pyramid' (MacGyver was her partner), temping at the Playboy Mansion (it was strictly a clerical position) and walking across the country as a member of The Great Peace March. 
Lorna is also the Wine and Words MC and has been since inception, 7 years ago.  We are thrilled to have her again in 2019!  
Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We BuryThe Guise of AnotherThe Heavens May FallThe Deep Dark Descending, and The Shadows We Hide. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award (Left Coast Crime), and Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar® Award, Thriller Award, Anthony Award, and Audie Award. His books have been translated into 21 languages and his novel, The Life We Bury is in development for a feature film.
Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author published by Sourcebooks Landmark, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Kensington Books.  Her novels have garnered more than two dozen prestigious awards and nominations, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA's RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction.
Randy Susan Meyers is the bestselling author of Waisted, Accidents of Marriage, The Comfort of Lies, The Murderer’s Daughters, and The Widow of Wall Street. Her books have twice been finalists for the Mass Book Award and named “Must Read Books” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing at the Grub Street Writers’ Center.
Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She specializes in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects and has taught at several universities.

Her short stories and flash fiction appear in more than one hundred journals worldwide. Recognition includes the Bath Flash Award short list, nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and multiple other awards. She lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband.
“[An] electrifying debut.”–O, The Oprah Magazine * 
“The real-life parallels will make you shiver.”–Cosmopolitan 
One of Good Morning America's "Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer"
One of PopSugar, Refinery29, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Real Simple, i09, and Amazon's Best Books to Read in August 2018
Cary Griffith  Cary Griffith is the author of five books; two novels and three nonfiction books. His titles include Lost in the Wild (MN Historical Society Press (MHP): 2006), Opening Goliath (MHP: 2009, winner of a 2010 Minnesota Book Award), Wolves (Adventure Publications: 2012, winner of a 2013 Midwest Book Award, Minnesota Book Award Finalist), Savage Minnesota(published serially from Memorial Day to Labor Day in the Star Tribune, 2013), and Gunflint Burning: Fire in the Boundary Waters (University of Minnesota Press: 2018).  Gunflint Burning is up for a 2019 Minnesota Book Award.