Events for Book Readings and Signings

Holiday Shop Gift Guide Event

Join us on Small Business Saturday, November 25th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we offer a number of unique and personal gifting opportunities at The Printed Garden. For our first annual Holiday Shop Gift Guide Event, we've invited picture book author and artist team Amy and Greg Newbold, young adult author Caitlin Sangster, Babylit board book author Jennifer Adams, and author/artist Anders Roseberg to our store to sign and personalize their books. We've also invited local multimedia artist Angela Sandberg and artisan Silverwear to join us. Sandberg will have with her a variety of art prints and will be happy also to sign or personalize them. Silverwear specializes in repurposing silverware into rings, bracelets, earrings, and other unique and eye-catching pieces of jewelry.


C.M. Wendelboe Reads and Signs Hunting the Five Point Killer

On December 6, Weller's welcomes western mystery writer C. M. Wendelboe, as he reads and signs HUNTING THE FIVE POINTS KILLER. Former Denver homicide detective Arn Anderson never thought he’d be broke enough to take on a cold murder case. Or desperate enough to do it with a TV reporter. Or pathetic enough to go back to his rundown childhood home, after he swore he’d left Cheyenne for good. But here he is, hunting a serial killer who also appears to have come out of retirement. On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood—and Arn could be next. C. M. Wendelboe entered the law enforcement profession when he was discharged from the Marines as the Vietnam war was winding down. In the 1970s, his career included assisting federal and tribal law enforcement agencies embroiled in conflicts with American Indian Movement activists in South Dakota. He moved to Gillette, Wyoming, and found his niche, where he remained a sheriff's deputy for more than 25 years. In addition, he was a longtime firearms instructor at the local college and within the community. During his 38-year career in law enforcement he had served successful stints as police chief, policy adviser, and other supervisory roles for several agencies. Yet he always has felt most proud of "working the street." He was a patrol supervisor when he retired to pursue his true vocation as a fiction writer. If you're a fan of Tony Hillerman, Craig Johnson, or C. J. Box, you'll likely be a fan of C. M. Wendelboe.


C.M. Wendelboe Reads and Signs Hunting the Five Point Killer

On December 6, Weller's welcomes western mystery writer C. M. Wendelboe, as he reads and signs HUNTING THE FIVE POINTS KILLER. Former Denver homicide detective Arn Anderson never thought he’d be broke enough to take on a cold murder case. Or desperate enough to do it with a TV reporter. Or pathetic enough to go back to his rundown childhood home, after he swore he’d left Cheyenne for good. But here he is, hunting a serial killer who also appears to have come out of retirement. On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood—and Arn could be next. C. M. Wendelboe entered the law enforcement profession when he was discharged from the Marines as the Vietnam war was winding down. In the 1970s, his career included assisting federal and tribal law enforcement agencies embroiled in conflicts with American Indian Movement activists in South Dakota. He moved to Gillette, Wyoming, and found his niche, where he remained a sheriff's deputy for more than 25 years. In addition, he was a longtime firearms instructor at the local college and within the community. During his 38-year career in law enforcement he had served successful stints as police chief, policy adviser, and other supervisory roles for several agencies. Yet he always has felt most proud of "working the street." He was a patrol supervisor when he retired to pursue his true vocation as a fiction writer. If you're a fan of Tony Hillerman, Craig Johnson, or C. J. Box, you'll likely be a fan of C. M. Wendelboe.


True Crime Author Susan Lehmann Reading and Signing

Susan Lehmann reads and signs VISIONS OF TED BUNDY: THE PSYCHIC AND THE OMEGA CHI MURDERS and ECHOES FROM THE MIND: THE PSYCHIC AND THE GAINESVILLE STUDENT MURDERS, Friday, Dec. 8, 7 PM. VISIONS OF TED BUNDY: In Tallahassee, Florida, early one cold winter morning in 1979, a mad man entered the Chi Omega sorority house near the Florida State University campus, and viciously attacked four women. Two would die. A fifth woman was brutally attacked just blocks away. Authorities urgently searched for the killer leaving no stone unturned. If psychics provided persuasive links to the killer, why not use them? Joseph, a young music student, has visions of the killer. Lieutenant George Brand, an investigator on the task force, promised the victims’ families he will do what it takes to catch the assailant. Joseph brings his visions to Brand and, within weeks, Theodore Robert Bundy is arrested. Helen Baxter, a young newspaper reporter, is unexpectedly approached by Joseph, who claimed to have provided key psychic details that led to the capture of Bundy. Would Bundy have been captured without Joseph’s help? Was there a psychic link between Joseph and Bundy? This is the true story of the hunt for, and capture of, Theodore Robert Bundy. ECHOES FROM THE MIND: In August 1990, at the beginning of the fall semester, five college students were brutally slain in their southwest Gainesville, Florida apartments. An unknown killer, or killers, paralyzed the city for months. As the police searched for clues, Helen Baxter performed her own investigation with the help of several unusual sources: Psychics. Convincing members of the task force to use information gleaned from psychic intuition proved to be difficult but ultimately led Helen, a team of investigators, and two psychics down a frightening path of discovery. Would the psychics be able to provide the police with enough credible information to stop the killing? Helen Baxter was certain of one thing: some experiences defy explanation. Join us for this true crime reading and signing!


Guest Author Jonathan Evison

“Jonathan Evison's voice is pure magic. In Lawn Boy, at once a vibrant coming-of-age novel and a sharp social commentary on class, Evison offers a painfully honest portrait of one young man's struggle to overcome the hand he's been dealt in life and reach for his dreams. It's a journey you won't want to miss, with an ending you won't forget.” —Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale For Mike Muñoz, a young Chicano living in Washington State, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work—and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew—he knows that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? In this funny, angry, touching, and ultimately deeply inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man on a journey to discover himself, a search to find the secret to achieving the American dream of happiness and prosperity. That’s the birthright for all Americans, isn’t it? If so, then what is Mike Muñoz’s problem? Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can’t seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it. And it’s looking really good. Lawn Boy is an important, entertaining, and completely winning novel about social class distinctions, about overcoming cultural discrimination, and about standing up for oneself. Please join us at The Printed Garden on Wednesday evening, April 18th, as we welcome New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Evison to the bookstore for what is sure to be an unforgettable reading and discussion. Jonathan Evison is the author of All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, and This is Your Life Harriet Chance, and will be joining us to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of his new book, Lawn Boy. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.