A Minnesota father-daughter author team will travel to Livingston to sign copies of their books on Saturday, June 21 at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Joel Arnold specializes in horror and suspense novels, while his daughter Paige Arnold wrote the children’s book, Taco the Sled Dog.
Taco is the story of a Chihuaha who lives in Mexico, but travels to visit a friend in Alaska with his owner, Miguel. There, he meets a team of Husky sled dogs; when one becomes sick, Taco volunteers to take his place in an upcoming race. Paige wrote Taco when she was eleven, and says her work is inspired by her love for animals: she has two cats, a dog and a ball python, and “is a huge fan of Godzilla.”
Joel is passionate about horror, and his novels include Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse, Northwoods Deep and Death Rhythm. He has been widely published in publications ranging from Weird Tales and American Road Magazine to the anthologies Resort to Murder and Shivers VII. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including a Minnesota Artists Initiative and Gulliver Travel & Research grants, as well as a Midwest Book Award for his young adult novel, Ox Cart Angel.
The Arnolds will have copies of their books for sale, and the signing is open to the public. For more information, call Elk River Books at their new phone number: 333-2330.