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How do you explain breast cancer to your young children as you fight the hardest physical battle of your life? Join Minnetonka author Katy Tessman, named Changemaker by the Minnesota Women's Press, for a reading of her Mom’s Choice Award winning book for children about breast cancer Our Mama is a Beautiful Garden. Katy will also perform uplifting songs the whole family will enjoy. A mother, musician, author, and breast cancer survivor, Katy aims to help families find strength, courage, and optimism.Find out more »
Stop in this weekend to support your favorite local stores! We will have yummy samples, and great deals!Find out more »
Michael will be with us at The Village Bookstore for a Signing on the First Friday of December! We are so excited to have him here with us, and hopefully you will come out to support us! He will be signing 3, maybe 4 books that day. He will have his "Eli" Series that we all know and love, and also "The Man who Built the Cross" which is about a man who is getting paid by the Romans to build crosses. Turns out, he builds the cross of Christ... Stop in to meet Michael and find out more about his books, and get them personalized!Find out more »
With the tragic and heroic actions that took the life of his son, Pastor Randy was given by God a gift to express his grief, his theology, and his walk with God. Randy Junker, a pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, has served for over thirty-five years in three churches. He now pastors the Grand Rapids Alliance Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife, Debbie. They have raised four children, each one married, and have gifted the Junkers with seventeen grandchildren. Randy graduated from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, with a BA in history and earned his MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. With his love of words, especially the words in the Word of God, he has blessed his congregation by his poetry. They have also endured his puns, which are always intended, for over twenty-five years. In June of 2009, his oldest son, Nathan, drowned while saving the life of a youth in his youth group when a mighty wind blew the student off a sandbar. This book of poetry is dedicated to his memory.Find out more »
MARGO HANSEN, author of A Newly Weds Series and Tall Timber Trilogy, loves writing about the north woods of Minnesota where she lives with her husband Bruce. Her greatest desire is to share the Gospel of God's Grace with others through her stories.Find out more »
We will be having a game day where we show you how to play the games we sell, and all games will be 15% off! Also, from 4:30-5:30 we will have a Fastrack tournament, and the winner gets a free mini Fastrack game! We can't wait for all of this fun to unravel! If you would like to join the tournament, just get here a little before the time, and we can set you up with a time to play!Find out more »
Author Signing with romance author, Noelle Rahn-Johnson!! 1 ( or maybe 2 ) books that have recently been Published!!
"I currently live in Northern Minnesota with my husband, our four children, two dogs, two rats, a handful of goldfish, and a very spoiled cat. I spend most of my day puttering away on the keyboard with a breathtaking view of a lake in my backyard as a source of tranquil inspiration. My husband and I were high school sweethearts, and will be celebrating our 25th year of marriage this August. I enjoy fishing, reading, shopping, writing, and spending time with family. My writing career debuted with my first m/m romance, "Returning for Ryder," in September 2016 with a publisher. Originally intended as a standalone novel, it seems that my fans have other ideas and I will be penning a second, and a third in what is now to become "The Returning Series." I'm no longer signed with this publisher and I have now independently published this book and the rest of the series when I have them ready. I have also indie published my "In Pieces," Book One, in the "Pieces Trilogy," a heterosexual contemporary romance. I've also released Book Two, "Shattered Pieces," and Book Three "Broken Pieces." Naughty Night Press LLC recently signed me in 2016 for my MF Shifter Paranormal Romance, "Remote in the Shadows," just released this April 4th. Not only do I thrive on my love of writing, weaving worlds full of passion and romance for my readers to crawl into, but also the excitement of my readers when they know I'm getting close to another release date. I plan to release many more books in the coming years for their enjoyment. Be warned, no matter the genre of my work, my books will all contain explicit language and smexy romance scenes! 18+ audiences only!!"
In "Incense Drifting to the Horizon", a collection of new poems, Minnesota writer Kathryn Oakley holds up a perceptive, vivid, and sometimes humorous mirror to the joys and sorrows, beauty and awkwardness of our humanity. The poems are divided among themes of daily living, reflections on stories from the larger world, mixed experiences of love, and a new life centered "up north."
Kathryn will also be doing a reading from her book at 5:30pm in the store, so be sure to stop by and check it out!Find out more »