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Readers, writers, sellers, book lovers

Happiness is spending an afternoon with people that love books—love writing them, reading them, selling them. Had the joy of speaking at the Midwest Independent Midwest Booksellers Association 11082933_10155338615375720_981360435_nspring meeting in Spring Green, WI, with authors (front row) Margi Preus “Enchantment Lake”, Ron Legro “The Man Who Painted the Universe”; James DaVita, “The Silenced” (Milkweed); J. Ryan Stradal “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” (Random House), Avi Lank “The Man Who Painted the Universe” (Wisconsin Historical Press), Michael Perry, “Jesus Cow” (Harper); Alex Gordon “Gideon” (Harper) and yours truly, Spike Carlsen  “Cabin Lessons” (Storey). If you’re ever in SPring Green (Home of Frank Lloyd Wright, House on the Rock) visit Arcadia books. Great books, great coffee, great people.

Midwest Independent Bookseller spring meeting—here we come!

Kat and I are heading to the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association spring meeting in Spring Green tomorrow.



Long live indies!!

Midwest Independent Bookseller Association logo

Eight authors (including myself) will have an opportunity to make presentations about their upcoming releases, mingle and THANK THESE FOLKS FOR THE WONDERFUL WORK THEY DO!! Attached are photos of a couple of the fine folks from Valley Booksellers in Stillwater and another from a previous meeting.




Cabin Lessons here we come! (Book launch at Stillwater Public Library , May 6, 7:00!)



CABIN LESSONS launch (save the date!)

Spike will be launching his latest book, Cabin Lesson: Building our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters and Love  (Storey Publishing), May 6th,  7:00 at the Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third St. N., Stillwater

The weird thing is Spike will not  be building anything during this presentation; the library felt constructing a cabin in the meeting room would cause too much ruckus. But he will talk about some of the characters and events in the book, and discuss why writing a memoir is—well—weird.

Books will be available through Valley Booksellers. There will be a get together at the Carlsen’s afterwards. All are invited. Please save the date and help spread the word.