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Book 5 in the Cooked to Death series (Restaurant in Peace) was released on Feb. 14, 2020, but the launch party of course had to be put on hold due to the pandemic. It has been rescheduled for Sat., June 27 from Noon - 2 p.m. at Once Upon A Crime (604 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55405). Several of the authors whose stories are included in the latest book in the anthology series plan to participate in the launch event.
The book features mysteries involving food, and each story is accompanied by a recipe provided by a restaurant. Among those included, Mango Walleye from Tavern on Grand in St. Paul, Minnesota; Chimichurri Steak Sandwich provided by Northern Lake Tavern & Grill of Chisago City, Minnesota; Kotopoulo Lemonato/ Riganato with Potatoes from The Naughty Greek; and Dunsmore’s Delight, a cake recipe provided by the owner of Crooner’s Lounge and Supper Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
When historians look back on this period of time, there are a few phrases they are likely to come across: “flatten the curve….we’re all in this together… the new normal…. shelter in place." They’ll also be able to get a sense of what life was like thanks to one Buffalo, Minnesota family of five.
The Ferdig family opened their door to documentary filmmaker Brandon Ferdig for his latest film "An American Family: Sheltered in Place". The film debuted online the evening of May 13 on the YouTube channel, The Periphery. Here is the trailer: https://youtu.be/XKrxf4lB2qE
This documentary captures a day-in-the-life of the filmmaker's brother’s family as they navigate this new normal in America. Rockford School District Band Director Jerald Ferdig teaches remotely. His three children, Robert (8th grade), Veronica (4th grade), and Christopher (Kindergarten) attend classes online. And wife Maggie, laid-off from her job, helps the children with their schoolwork and manages the household.
"We're all used to this by now," said filmmaker Brandom Ferdig. "But the shutdowns have been a monumental shift for millions of lives. I wanted to document this period in our country by documenting the everyday life of those adjusting to this 'new normal'. By capturing this family's thoughts and feelings, I was surprised how impactful a story about inaction can be."
RMA Publicity secured stories about hte documentary's release in the Drummer and Crow Wing News.
Winners of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)’s 32nd annual Benjamin Franklin Awards program were anounced the week of May 4, and three books RMA Publicity helps promote won recognition. Congratulations to Judy Stoffel, author, #LookUp: A Parenting Guide to Screen-use. Her book won gold in the Parenting and Family category. Gardeners of the Universe by Ronald E. Peterson won a Silver Medal in the Sci-fi and Fantasy category and Sit Stay Pray by Lina and Robin Kelleher won a Silver Medal in the Humor category.
Normally, the awards ceremony would be a grand gala held in California, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's awards cermony was virtual.
More than 160 volunteer librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts – most with decades of book industry experience – judged the 1,697 entries submitted in this year's prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards before settling on the 164 unique finalists.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and a story featuring one of the Twin Cities' best-known hearing experts, Dr. Michael Paparella, and his recently released memoir, Just Another Immigrant's Son, aired on KSTP Telvision's 5:30 p.m. newscast on May 3rd. Pick up your copy online today on the distributor's website: ItascaBooks.com.