Meet The Author Series​​

"Meet The Author" is held at the Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail Rosemount, MN 55068. This  program is co-sponsored by RAAC and the Library. 

Each event runs from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. The program begins with an author presentation about their self, their  book and writing style, followed by Q&A and book selling and autographing by the author.

Cookies and water are furnished.  
FREE Event!

See below for detailed descriptions of each author and their books.

Note:  The Oct. 18th date for Mark Ristau in the picture below is incorrect - it should be October 17th.

Michael Dardis

“THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN.”
SYNOPSIS: 
During the course of two wars, brave people fight through the darkness to discover that where there is hope and courage, there is also honor and love.

Living in Detroit during the Great Depression, the Schmidt family struggles to maintain loyalty to their adopted country while being drawn into the seductive shadow of Nazi Germany. One by one, they are at the center of a top-secret plot that could change the course of World War II.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Years later, two young Vietnam veterans, William O’Brien and Susan Johnson, try to find love and build a family while they struggle with the traumas they both suffered in the war. These stories lead the reader to Michigan, Germany, the battlefields of South Vietnam, Texas, Oklahoma, and finally to Minnesota.

Mark 
Ristau

“A Hero Dreams”
SYNOPSIS: 
Devastated by his father's sudden death, eight-year-old Ricky begins to see things--a ghostly silhouette in his bedroom window, a gruesome train accident involving four local teenagers, a terrorist attack that won't occur for another twenty-five years. After a traumatic incident at a New England summer camp, the visions become more frequent, more vivid, and more disturbing. A mysterious voice assures him everything will be okay if he crosses the ''threshold.'' But just what is the threshold? And what lies beyond? 

OCTOBER 17, 2019

A tale of hope, faith, courage, and profound self-discovery, A Hero Dreams is a work of inspirational fiction that takes the reader on an epic journey along the furthermost frontiers of human consciousness and into a miraculous realm where anything is possible.

Amy
Pendino

“The Witness Tree”
SYNOPSIS: 
  
A tree in rural Iowa bears witness to generations of human experience--and deadly secrets.

Dani Holden thinks moving to an old farmstead will help her forget her past. She agrees to help neighbors take down a strange double-headed tree that has stood alone between two fields for almost a century. Unexplainable accidents begin haunting those who help, and Dani must uncover a community's secret before tragedy claims her as its next victim.

NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Dani's not the only one running from her past--two generations ago, young Lilly Bradstreet is not the person her small town wants her to be. She falls in love with a Mexican migrant worker and is forced to choose between her family's wishes, her passionate romance, and the life of freedom she's always dreamed of.
Lilly's long-forgotten quest for independence and Dani's search for answers intertwine at the foot of the Witness Tree, whose secrets are darker and more unnerving than either woman ever expected. Vivid depictions of small-town bonds, young love, racism, and women who've dreamed and been denied make The Witness Tree a moving, page-turning debut novel.