Intriguing authors to visit GRRL


Minnesota winters: cold, dark, foreboding at times.

Seems like as good of a time as any to dig into an intriguing, if not cold/dark/foreboding book.

Great River Regional Library is excited to welcome a roster of popular, talented authors (who do NOT write for the faint of heart) throughout January and February. 

Follow the links at the end of the bios to see when they'll be appearing in your town.



As a forensic psychologist for over two decades, Frank Weber has seen his share of human tragedies. Using his unique understanding of how predators think, along with a deep knowledge of victim trauma, Weber has expertly used his 21+ years of experience to write true crime thrillers. His newest novel, "The I-94 Murders," is the follow-up to his highly acclaimed novel, "Murder Book."

Frank's tour dates.



Joe Kimball, author of "Secrets of the Congdon Mansion," is the famed journalist who was first on the scene to cover the infamous 1977 Glensheen Mansion murders in Duluth. Now, here's your chance to learn more about the case and the people involved. Joe will have books available for $10. 

Joe's tour dates.



Join Brian for a funny and entertaining look at his 14-year career writing twist-filled psychological thrillers, including bestsellers like "Alter Ego" (set in Duluth!) and "The Night Bird." His books may be a little scary — and his wife Marcia says she sleeps with one eye open — but Brian swears you will be in no actual danger attending his talk.

Brian's tour dates.



Our Winter Reading Program is all about the infamous Yeti, so who better than researcher of the bizarre/author Chad Lewis to help celebrate! He'll be sharing stories on all things paranormal in MN ... think UFOs and haunted places. Chad has traveled the globe in search of unique and bizarre stories and history.

Chad's tour dates.



Don't miss this special author event, only in Upsala. Julie Klassen has won national and state awards for her books set in Regency, England. She travels extensively in England, leading tour groups. Julie has published 12 books and will be selling them and speaking about writing and her love of England.

This event has recently been RESCHEDULED for Feb.5.


These author events are for teens and adults and are supported by Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.


Region Wide