April 4-7, 2019

Featuring authors Mindy Mejia and Gretchen Anthony

We co-sponsor this special weekend with Valley Bookseller in Stillwater, Minnesota. Every year, we offer an eclectic list of books by Minnesota authors — and we invite two authors to be our featured guests each year.

On Friday and Saturday, choose among a variety of facilitated discussions covering the books on the reading list, and in the late afternoon, attend a presentation and book signing with the featured authors.

The Authors

MINDY MEJIA is an internationally acclaimed thriller writer whose work has been translated into over twenty
languages. She’s the author of The Dragon Keeper and Everything You Want Me To Be, which was a People’s Best
New Books Pick and listed in The Wall Street Journal’s Best New Mysteries. Her latest novel, Leave No Trace, is
on sale now. A graduate of the Hamline University MFA program, she lives and works in the Twin Cities. You can
find out more at MindyMejia.com.

GRETCHEN ANTHONY is a Minnesota-based writer and humorist. Her debut novel, Evergreen Tidings from the
Baumgartners (Park Row Books, 2018) has been called “Stunning” (Kirkus Reviews) and was named “One of the
Best Books of Fall, 2018” by PopSugar. After a career in management consulting and corporate communications,
Gretchen left the cubicle world for the writing life. As a ghostwriter, she has been the voice for some of the best
brands in the United States, from CEOs to doctors and start-up superstars to BBQ pros. You can find out more
at GretchenAnthony.com.

Books by Mindy Mejia
Everything You Want Me To Be
Leave No Trace

Author’s Choice: Mindy Mejia*
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

Book by Gretchen Anthony
Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners

Author’s Choice: Gretchen Anthony*
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Valley Bookseller Choices
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

All the books are available at Valley Bookseller, co-sponsor of Books in the Woods. You can order online or buy books in person at the store: 217 Main Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082. (Gift cards make excellent holiday and birthday gifts…)

Books in the Woods package includes:

  • 3 nights accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin
  • Thursday dinner, all Friday and Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast
  • Wine and cheese social
  • All Books in the Woods activities, including facilitated book discussions and authors’ presentations
  • All Naturalist activities

Package pricing:

  • $449 per person in a Classic Cabin
  • $469 per person in a Romantic Cabin or Gunflint Lake Home
  • All prices based on double occupancy, $49 single supplement for a cabin occupied by one person
  • Stay an additional night (Wednesday or Sunday), including meals for $89.00 per person in a Classic Cabin or $99 per person in a Romantic Cabin or Gunflint Lake Home

Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional