Northwoods Art and Book Festival

Come see, talk to Mark, and buy a signed copy of his latest books at this wonderful event! Mark will be in the Community Center, indoors and out of the weather!

Embarrass Regional Fair

Three days of fun on the Iron Range! Mark will be indoors at the Community Center to meet, greet, and sign and sell his latest books to his readers!


Rosemount Country Faire

Once again, come join Mark at the lovely Steeple Center in historic Rosemount, Minnesota for a great little indoor festival! Mark will have his latest books along for your purchase!

Festival of Trees

Mark is back at the largest holiday arts and crafts show in Duluth. Come join him at the DECC, talk to the author, and buy signed copies of his latest books, Duck and Cover, a memoir, and Kulkuri (Vagabond) and Other Short Stories.

Meet the Author

Rosemount Public Library (14395 S. Robert Trail Rosemount, MN 55068)

Mark will present a PowerPoint regarding the creation of his memoir, Duck and Cover: Things Learned Waiting for the Bomb at the lovely Steeple Center in Rosemount, MN. He'll talk a bit, read a bit, and answer questions from the audience regarding … Continue reading


Reading and Discussion of Finnish American Fiction

North Wind Bookstore Hancock, MI

Mark will be a featured guest of North Wind Bookstore on the campus of Finlandia University in Hancock, MI as part of Heikenpäivä (winter fest) at the college.


2023 Laiskianien (Finnish Sliding) Festival

Come and have a winter's worth of fun in two days at this great little Finnish festival in Palo, MN. Mark will be on hand both days hawking his books, Finnish and non-Finnish, to everyone who walks by!