Deep Valley Book Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2020
10 am - 4 pm
Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED IN 2019 - HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
Celebrating Minnesota Authors and Books
FUN FOR ALL AGES
2019 DVBF HEADLINERS
Jacqueline is the author of the NYT-bestselling series The Books of Elsewhere, the middle grade fantasy The Collectors, and the middle grade mystery Digging Up Danger, as well as the YA novels Dreamers Often Lie and Last Things. Her debut, The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, Volume One), garnered multiple starred reviews, was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and a Junior Library Guild Selection, and received the 2010 CYBILS Award for fantasy/science fiction. An award-winning poet and occasional actress, Jacqueline lives with her family in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Derek is the New York Times bestselling artist behind more than twenty-five books for children. He is the award-winning illustrator of Little Quack by Lauren Thompson, Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord and his own Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure. Derek’s Croc and Ally books center around a grumpy crocodile, a happy-go-lucky alligator and the friendship they share. His newest picture book What About Harry? is about two bears that do everything together. When Sam builds bigger, swings higher and gets more attention, Harry no longer wants to play. But he soon realizes playing isn’t nearly as much fun without his best friend, Sam. Derek lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, Cheryl, and their dog, Louie.
Returning in 2019!
DVBF headline author in 2017
Allen is the bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The 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 20 languages and his novel, The Life We Bury is in development for a feature film.
2019 PARTICIPATING AUTHORS
Megan Cooley Peterson
Joanna Carlson Swanson
PUBLISHERS & LITERARY ORGANIZATIONS
Alban Lake Publishing
Blue Earth County Historical Society
Blue Earth County Library
Free Press Media
League of Minnesota Poets
Minnesota Heritage Publishing
Spoon River Poetry Press
The Creative Company
Wanda Gag House Association
to the Deep Valley Book Festival
for $25 and receive $5 in Festival Bucks to spend at the festival!
IN THE NEWS
Jacqueline West, Derek Anderson among the headliners
Katie Leibel, Mankato Free Press, 9/20/2019
Deep Valley Book Festival
by Rachael Hanel, Mankato Magazine, Sept. 2019
by Julie Schrader, Mankato Free Press, 9/29/19
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NEW VENUE IN 2019
We're excited for a new venue for the 2019 Deep Valley Book Festival!
(119 So. Front Street)
125 So. Riverfront Dr.
Thank you to all who entered the
2019 Deep Valley Young Writer
and Artist Competition!
My favorite part of the book festival was meeting the authors and artists and hearing their stories.
My favorite part of the book festival: Everything!
The DVBF exceeded my expectations.
It's a wonderful celebration of writing and reading and adds a lot to the cultural life of our community.
The Deep Valley Book Festival was the most well-organized (and promoted) book fair that I've participated in -- and probably the most FUN as well! The people were awesome -- from the team of coordinators to the volunteers to the participants themselves.