A number of authors and an illustrator will appear in Cambridge on the next two Saturdays to share on their recent books. 

For more information about either event call Judith Kissner at 763-689-2474 or email her at books@scoutandmorganbooks.com.

The Lost Forest 

Author Phyllis Root and illustrator Betsy Bowen will welcome guests of all ages from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Isanti County Historical Society on the Isanti County fairgrounds in Cambridge, to share about their new book, “The Lost Forest.”  

“In 1882 when surveyors set out to map a part of Minnesota, they got confused or tired and cold (it was November), and somehow mapped a great swath of ancient trees as a lake. For more than 75 years, the mistake stayed on the map, and the forest remained safe from logging.” 

These 144 acres of virgin red and white pine still remain today to be visited and enjoyed by people of all ages. 

Phyllis Root is the author of over 40 books and has won numerous awards including the Minnesota Book Award. She teaches at the Loft and at Hamline University. 

Betsy Bowen has written and illustrated many children’s books and has won several awards including the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award. She is well-known for her woodcut art. 

The event is sponsored by Scout & Morgan Books and the Isanti County Historical Society.

Cooked to Death

Scout & Morgan Books will host four Minnesota mystery authors for a time of intrigue and laughter from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The store is at Scout & Morgan Books, 114 Buchanan Street N, Cambridge. 

Each author will share part of their short stories from the anthology “Cooked to Death: Cold Cut Files Vol. IV.” 

Mystery authors Christopher Valen, Gary Bush, William Fietzer and Mayr Boros will read and answer questions about writing and their lives. Editor Rhonda Gilliland will act as the panel moderator. 

A review from author Laura Childs reads, “You think you’ve experienced a kitchen nightmare? Wait until you delve into this collection of short stories – smart, twisted and horrifying, yet often grimly funny.”

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