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The Heart of Noir

  • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St. Eau Claire, WI 54701 (map)

Mindy Mejia


This event is co-sponsored by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

Crime fiction readers, particularly readers of heartland noir, know that something lies beneath the typical “Midwestern nice” facade. Some of the most seemingly innocent scenes can be rife with suspense; whether it is a blinding blizzard, peaceful pasture, or wandering woods, there is often no one around to hear you scream. Mindy Mejia will tell the tale of her journey into crime fiction, the inspiration for her books, and why she writes heartland noir.

>> Our book sales committee will have copies of Leave No Trace available for purchase at this event. Please join us for an autographing session following the presentation.

MINDY MEJIA’s internationally-acclaimed heartland noir novels have 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, was nominated for the Barry Award and was a finalist for the 2019 Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction. A graduate of the Hamline University MFA program, she lives and works in the Twin Cities. | Facebook | Twitter

Earlier Event: October 26
Ballrooms and POW Camps
Later Event: October 26
Change and Resilience in the Heartland