Author Events

Debi Nelson Author Event

Debi Nelson, author of A Cabin By The Lake, will be at Main Street Books on Thursday, July 30th! She'll be joining us as a special guest for the Children's Storytime that morning. At 11AM, Deb will start signing books and will be available to chat and give autographs until 1PM.

Janet Kay Author Event

Author Janet Kay, a former part-time resident of Seeley Lake, MT, has released an intriguing historical fantasy novel, AMELIA 1868.  It is set primarily in Virginia City and Ennis, Montana with additional scenes in Seeley Lake, Bozeman and Big Sky Resort.

Meet Chris Rylander!

 We will be welcoming Chris Rylander, author of The Fourth Stall series and CodeName Zero books here at Main Street Books!  Come on down and get to know a really cool and creative guy.


The Fourth Stall By Chris Rylander Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061994975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - January 3rd, 2012

Codename Zero (Codename Conspiracy #1) By Chris Rylander Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062120090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - January 6th, 2015

Countdown Zero (Codename Conspiracy #2) By Chris Rylander Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062120113
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - February 3rd, 2015

Meet Author Melanie Carvell!

Join us on Saturday March 7th at 3pm, as we welcome Melanie Carvell, author of Running with the Antelope: Life, Fitness, and Grit on the Northern Plains. She will be reading from her book and talking about her life experiances. A book signing and refreshments will follow.



Melanie Carvell is a gifted athlete who grew up in a small town in southwestern North Dakota in the 1970s. This beautiful memoir tells the story of Melanie’s remarkable journey, from the agricultural village of Mott to world duathlon and triathlon competitions, then a notable career as a physical therapist, director of the Sanford Women’s Health Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, and a widely sought-after motivational speaker.

Melanie learned to run on the northern Great Plains where the winters are long and harsh and the wind tests the human spirit. She attributes her national and international success to her agrarian roots and the challenge of biking, running, and swimming in one of the most formidable landscapes of America. Her motivational philosophy is, “If I can do these things, given the modesty of my upbringing and the harshness of the Dakota climate, so can you.” Running with the Antelope inspire readers to begin a program of athletic training, weight loss, or general self-improvement.

Written in a humble and accessible style, with loving anecdotes about her life as a top athlete and her work as a physical therapist, Running with the Antelope is part self-help book, part prairie memoir, and part song of love to North Dakota, which is undergoing a rapid transformation from its agrarian past to a carbon extraction industrial future.

Meet the Author Debra Marquart

A native of Napoleon, North Dakota, Debra Marquart has received numerous awards and commendations for her writing, including the Shelby Foote Prize for the Essay from the Faulkner Society and a Pushcart Prize among others. Marquart’s memoir, The Horizontal World: Growing up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere, is a  personal record of outmigration showing how one who is from a rural place like North Dakota can come to terms with its difficult lessons and hard love. She is also the author of two poetry collections--Everything's a Verb and From Sweetness—and a collection of interrelated short stories, The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories, which draws on her experiences as a female road musician. She has released two CDs with her rhythm & blues project, The Bone People, and continues to perform solo as a singer/ songwriter. Marquart’s latest book, a poetry collection, Small Buried Things, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in 2015. 

Debra will read from her books and talk about her recent travels through western North Dakota exploring the changes brought by oil development. A book signing and reception will follow.

The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild In the Middle of Nowhere By Debra Marquart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781582433639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint - June 5th, 2007

Author Jessie Davis

Local author, Jessie Davis, will be here to sign copies of her book, Destiny: Dreams.  It's the first in a series about Abby, a young woman with a family and a life that's perfectly normal...except for the dreams that are taking over her life.  Come and meet the author and let her tell you about her writing and also about the next book that she's working on, Destiny: Demons.

Destiny Dreams By Jessie Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631853715
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tate Publishing & Enterprises - October 28th, 2014

Book Signing by Local Author Paula Winskye

Paula F. Winskye began writing novels about girls & horses at age 12, but did not seek publication for 30 years. In 2003, she released her first novel.  She has published romances, children's novels, and family saga novels. When Winskye is not writing, she enjoys gardening & working with her Tennessee Walking Horses. She & her husband John live near Sheyenne, ND. NEW for 2014 is the sixth installment of Winskye's Tony Wagner mystery series, The Reverend Down East, the author takes her protagonist to her husband's native New England. While researching this story, she hiked the same Bear Brook Trail that Tony takes up Champlain Mountain.

Tony Wagner feels aimless.  He loves his hectic family life with 3 kids and 3 foster daughters.  But he has lost interest in his job as a national park ranger. And, even though an FBI psychiatrist has cleared him to work, no agents have asked him to consult on a case. Then, Agent Wyatt Garret calls.  He has been summoned to Maine to investigate the death of a former ambassador's son. Greg O'Connor has fallen from the south face of The Precipice in Acadia National Park.  Was it murder, suicide, or just a climbing accident?  Garret needs Tony to use his climbing skills to search for evidence on the cliff face. He also admits that other agents are cautious about using Tony.  They worry that the trauma of a year earlier will effect how he reacts under pressure. Before the case is solved, they will find out.
Also coming late 2014: Right Hand Man (a romance)