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Weaver entertained full house at Book Ends event

After the interview, Weaverl visieds with regular Book Ends attendee, George Geray. Submitted photo.

Minnesota author Will Weaver played to a full house Saturday at the monthly meet-the-author event at The Uptown. Weaver is author of best sellers Red Earth, White Earth and A Gravestone Made of Wheat, along with a host of young adult novels.

Weaver talked about the adaption of his works to movies and stage musicals.

"You give up artistic control," he said, "but it's lucrative."

He also talked about his interest in writing stories that appeal to boys, prompted by experiences with his sons. Weaver authored two series - one on baseball, the other on small town stock car racing. A new novel is in the offing, an ambitious multi-generation story, title and publication to be determined,

With writers as well as readers attending Book Ends, Weaver offered a few pointers.

"Decide whose story you're telling," he said, "and tell it in that character's voice."

Weaver publishes an informative writing tips blog, available on his website www.willweaverbooks.com. Weaver's books are available at An Open Book in Wadena.

"We're gratified with the turnout for another personable, talented and bestselling Minnesota author," said Jerry Mevissen, event moderator. "Plan to join us again on Aug. 12 for Peter Geye, author of Wintering, 2017 Minnesota Book Award winner for fiction."

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