Author Appearances

A Personal History of Minnesota
Travel in time through the words and works of June Gossler-Anderson

    Embark on your journey as the tales begin. In April, 1978, author June Gossler-Anderson came upon a tattered and yellowed manuscript. It was her great-grandfather, Henry Annis's, eyewitness account of the Battle of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. June retraced her ancestor's wartime experience and reconstructed it in the larger context of his regiment and the battles themselves in this Civil War memoir, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Granger, Grant, and Grandpa.

    Fast forward to Northeast Minneapolis where June shares her own story of growing up against the backdrop of wartime America during the waning days of WWII.  Enjoy the stories and experiences of life at this turning point in America through the eyes of a young girl facing a childhood bully as told in The Flip-flop Year.  Its companion book, Shades of Childhood is a collection of short stories about same time, place, and people.

    Now on to Anoka, Minnesota where the author researches the stories told to her by the Freemasons and delves into the supernatural events occurring in one of the Halloween Capital's haunted buildings in The Haunting of the Anoka Masonic Lodge.  The County of Anoka  has a rich history dating back to its incorporation in 1858 and beyond. From 2009 to 2016 June wrote a total of 80 newspaper columns about its historical events and people for the Anoka Herald Union. They were published in her book, Digging up the Past: Unearthing the Stories of Anoka County in 2017.

     Join June on her journey across the sea to the Emerald Isle, Ireland, where, with her paranormal buddies, she explores churches and abbeys, forts, and prisons, castles and graveyards to seek out their ghosts and learn their history in the first book of her Traveling on the Dark Side series:  History and Hauntings of the Emerald Isle: History with a Paranormal Twist.

   Take a mind break to share with your kids and grandkids two delightful picture books, The Wriggles' Worm Farm and Fish Tales, the Incredibly Cool Adventures of Wally Walleye and Norman Northern.

    Your final destination is a journey to adventure in this multicultural mystery of supernatural proportions. The Shaman Stone is a retrospective adventure with cultural and historical references. Learn about the genesis of burial mounds begun nearly 2000 years ago in Minnesota and how the ancient Indian culture relates to that of Minnesota's newest people, the Hmong.
June Gossler-Anderson is available for book talks to classes, book clubs, groups and organizations. Contact her through her e-mail: