NE synod logo Last weekend, Lynn and I returned to our old stomping grounds, the NE Minnesota Synod of the ELCA.  We attended the annual assembly of Lutherans from northern Minnesota for the purpose of promoting the novel through a display booth.

The event was successful on multiple levels.  First, it was a lot of fun to return to Cragun’s Resort near Brainerd, which is the site for the assembly in even years (the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center in odd years).  We saw many friends from our past association with this synod, including the contingent from our former parish in Upsala.  Secondly, we sold a lot of books—over ten percent of the attendees purchased a copy (including the bishop).  Thirdly, we effectively networked and tentatively arranged up to three more events and a possible book review.