Well, the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently published their "Best of Minnesota" supplement, in which they cull excellent reviews from past issues and crown the top restaurants, dance clubs, campgrounds, kid-friendly parks, etc.
Imagine my surprise when I opened it looking for a good restaurant recommendation and found this:
And was completely gobsmacked. And delighted. And just a little bit giddy. Thanks to the Star Tribune for the unexpected distinction. I'm thrilled to be mentioned in the same breath as writers like John Sandford, Vince Flynn, and David Housewright. Heck, if this weren't Minnesota, a person might just get a big ol' swelled head.
Congratulations also to the "Best of Minnesota" bookstores, my friends at Magers & Quinn and Once Upon A Crime.