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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Fairfax Library hosts visiting author Dave Gehrke

  • The Fairfax library will host local author Dave Gehrke on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.
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  • The Fairfax library will host local author Dave Gehrke on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.
     
    Dave Gehrke has been a bartender, real estate broker, horse trainer, sheep farmer, publisher, newspaper columnist, high school economics teacher, school principal and superintendent.
     
    And then he “retired.”
     
    Although often described as the proverbial “jack of all trades, master of none,” Dave claims he secretly spent his working years compiling characters and experiences for what he calls his ultimate career–novelist.
     
    Now that he’s completed his “training,” Dave has hunkered down with his wife Rita in a small southeastern Minnesota river valley, hunched over his Mac, bolstered with hot coffee and Rita’s homemade shortbread cookies with the sole purpose of grinding out novels until the Grim Reaper stabs a bony finger at the re-boot switch.
    “Goodbye Ginny Madison,” Dave’s latest mystery, is one of 2013 top five new mysteries according to Amazon’s Breakout Novel Contest. Publisher’s Weekly says, “Goodbye Ginny Madison” pulls off a rare feat –an original mystery paired with sharp dialog and an unforgettable cast of characters.”
     
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