Minnesota Book Award Finalist 2012

1/29/2012: Sisterhood of War is named a MN Book Award Finalist and a nominee for the Hognander Minnesota History Award

Honorable Mention, Denny Prize for Distinction in Writing, St. Catherine University

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Interviews with Heikkila and some of the nurses

January 26, 2012
The Weekly Reader
KMSU Radio 89.7 FM
Mankato, MN 

Nov 29 / Dec 4, 2011
Access Minnesota Radio

November 11, 2011
Midday with Gary Eichten
MN Public Radio, 91.1 FM

November 9, 2011
Lori & Julia show
myTalk 107.1 FM, Minneapolis/St. Paul

October 23, 2011
Minnesota Military Radio Hour with Tom Lyons
1130 AM, Minneapolis/
St. Paul

Kim Heikkila


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Events Archive:

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Scott County Historical Society
Scott County Big Read Author Talk
235 Fuller St. S.
Shakopee, MN

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
River Falls Public Library
140 Union St.
River Falls, WI

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Marie Swelland-Grose Lecture in Ethics and Medicine
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Keewaydin Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Ft. Snelling Officers Club
Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, April 10, 2014
West Suburban Women's Club
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
Plymouth, MN

Wednesdays, February 19 - March 5, 2014
University of Minnesota Learning Life Short Course
Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul campus

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
University of Minnesota Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute
Hennepin County Library -- Southdale
Edina, MN

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 5:45 p.m.
Lyngblomsten’s 5-5-1 Club
1415 Almond Ave.
St. Paul, MN

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Ramsey County Library, Roseville
2180 Hamline Ave. N.
Roseville, MN

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles Public Library
125 W. 11th St.
St. Charles, MN

Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Lake City Public Library
201 S. High St.
Lake City, MN

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Area Library
140 NE 2nd St.
Grand Rapids, MN

Monday, November 12, 2012, 1:15
American Association of Univeristy Women, Minneapolis chapter
Gale Mansion
2115 Stevens Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN

Friday, November 9, 2012
City of Bloomington Human Services Division
Veterans Appreciation Lunch
Bloomington, MN

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
League of Catholic Women
207 S. 9th St.
Minneapolis, MN

Monday, September 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) of the Twin Cities Kick-Off Dinner
Shriner's Hospital
2025 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, August 18, 2012
McCleod County Fair Veterans Day Program
Hutchinson, MN

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 7:00pm
St. Croix River Valley Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Boutwells Landing, Town Hall
5600 Norwich Parkway, Oak Park Heights, MN

Thursday, April 26, 2012   6:00 p.m.
Silver Bay Public Library
9 Davis Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Anoka Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids, MN
Guest lecture at "America in the Vietnam Era"

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Shakopee
Book Club discussion

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Minnesota Book Awards
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Saint Paul Riverfront
Opening Reception 7 p.m.
Awards Ceremony 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 1, 2012   1:30 p.m.
Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Day
American Legion Post #225
355 W. Broadway Ave.
Forest Lake, MN  55025

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:00 pm
Alworth Institute Lecture
University of Minnesota – Duluth
Montague Hall 70, 1211 Ordean Court, Duluth, MN

Saturday, March 24, 2012
KARE-11 TV morning show - Watch Video

Friday, March 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Minnesota Book Awards Readers' Choice Event PDF]
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN

November 17, 2011
Dakota County Historical Society
South St. Paul, MN

November 17, 2011
Morning Show with Scott Hall
KAXE-Northern Community Radio
Grand Rapids, MN

November 15, 2011
Kiwanis Club of North Suburban Golden K St. Paul
Roseville, MN

November 9, 2011
American Association of University Women
St. Paul, MN

October 25, 2011
History Lounge
Minnesota History Center
St. Paul, MN

October 22, 2011
The Baobab Conference: Becoming Authentic in Education and Community
Metropolitan State University
St. Paul, MN

October 1, 2011
The Stan Turner Show
KLBB radio, 1220 AM
Stillwater, MN

September 28, 2011
Book launch
St. Catherine University
St. Paul, MN