Your library card “checks out” this great @mnstatefair deal, August 27 only

IMG_0596Tomorrow only (August 27), public library cardholders (age 13 – 64) get $2 off admission (one discounted ticket per card) in celebration of READ AND RIDE DAY at the Minnesota State Fair.

And that’s not all. You can meet Minnesota authors (including me) throughout the day at the MELSA (Metro Library Service Agency) tent in Carousel Park (west of the Grandstand bridge). There will be giveaways, readings, and signings by many authors.

My slot is 9AM-11AM. My three Arvo Thorson mysteries will be available for purchase all day, thanks to Subtext Books of St. Paul. I hope to see you there!



Rent a Drunk – FREE!

Go on a reading binge this weekend on your Kindle! Amazon Prime members can rent my “smashing debut” mystery, Washed Up — featuring morose, alcoholic Arvo Thorson — for FREE!  If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you can get a trial membership. More details at the link*.

Anyway. There you have it. Rent the book that Library Journal called “a smashing debut….with astute observation and gorgeous prose.” If you don’t like Arvo, you can give him back when you’re done with them. Of course, I’m hoping you will like him and keep him around for awhile!



Free free free, click here: FREE BOOK.  

Disclosure: It’s short.

Okay it’s flash fiction short – that makes it a flash-y book. But fear not: no flashers are in the book, nothing is flashed. Maybe it’s too short – oh goodness.

It’s safe for the family.

Wait. Full disclosure. Okay there’s a sad part.

More disclosure. There’s a scary part. 

There’s a lot to be afraid of in this world. Lots of scary stuff. Sad stuff. Not always disclosed in advance like we here at SUSAN KOEFOD AUTHOR ENTERPRISES try to disclose the sad scary stuff. We want to gently prepare you for sad and scary things, when we can.

But is any of it FREE? All of the sad and scary stuff out in the world?  Sometimes, yes – sad and scary things are maybe free. But these kinds of sad scary things end up costing big bucks. THAT IS WHY WE HAVE INSURANCE. Which covers maybe 80% of the cost after you pay your humungous deductible.

But this small, scary, and sad thing is FREE FREE FREE. 100% FREE, no deductible, no copay.

That is what you need to know.

The picture on the cover is a little drawing/painting I did years ago but I think it makes a nice cover. Maybe looks a little childish? It’s not really very sad or scary, so maybe misleading about the story, which does, perhaps, end on a positive note. A FREE positive note, might I add? Some positive notes wind up costing a fortune, everyone knows.

Did I mention this one’s free?

Yes it is a Nook book. But there are Nook apps, etc, if you don’t own the device, so you can download the app, as required to your computer.  Elsewhere I offer an ePub version so you can go with that if you want. It’s even out there as an iBook

You see, we here at SUSAN KOEFOD AUTHOR ENTERPRISES offer you so much. Sad, scary things we warn you about in advance, access to many eBook platforms, a touch of life advice, and a short story that ends on a positive note. ALL FREE!


Find Some Peace Here – Absolutely Free!


It’s a gift. Even one moment is precious. Add several together, maybe an hour or two, and that’s the perfect Christmas wish come true.

For those of you with new Nooks or iPads or Macs, or even just old moldy computer with Nook apps or iBook apps click the poinsettia for a free  story (only 600 words!). It’s a story of how one man gets his moment of peace. You can test out your new device and read – for free!

Merry Christmas and Happy Downloading!!