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Tornado BookVince, Nancy, and Kelly are available for interviews and appearances.  To arrange an interview or appearance, please contact us.


Past Interviews and Articles:

4/21/14 “Tornado Danger Underestimated,” Fargo Forum

6/16/2012 125th Anniversary Article in Grand Forks Herald, Front Page

Spring 2012 University of North Dakota Northern Lights Newsletter, Alumni News, Page 12

December 2011 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Readings, Book Excerpt, Pages 1692-1693

Summer 2011 AEROCOM John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, Aero News

6/10/2011 Valley City Times-Record, Valley City, ND, Guest View, Page 4

Spring 2011 North Dakota Horizons, North Dakota’s State Magazine, Books with Dakota Roots

3/17/2011 Northwest Blade, Eureka, SD, “Reshaping The Tornado Belt”

2/27/2011 Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, ND, Faces and Places , “Myth Busters” by Ann Bailey

2/17/2011 KFYR radio, The pH pHactor with Phil Parker,  Bismarck, ND

Spring 2011 Alumni Review, University of North Dakota Alumni Association, Alumni Class News 

1/25/2011 WDAZ television, Brady Mallory, Grand Forks, ND

1/23/2011 The Past Lane: Manitoba Historical News



Local Author’s Day:
December 11, 2015
UND Bookstore
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
775 Hamline St.
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Book Signing:
June 14, 2014
Ferguson Books & Media
Grand Cities Mall, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Author Visit and Book Signing:
December 6, 2013
UND Bookstore
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
775 Hamline St.
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Book Signing:
December 14, 2012
Ferguson Books & Media
Mall Store, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sears Wing, Columbia Mall
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Author Visit and Discussion:
September 17, 2012, 7:00 pm
Lake Agassiz American Meteorological Society
National Weather Service
4797 Technology Circle
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Author Visit and Discussion:
November 14, 2011, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Crookston Book Club
Campbell Library
422 4th Street Northwest
East Grand Forks, MN  56721-2911

Author Visit:
July 16, 2011
Eureka Public Library
613 7th St.
Eureka, SD 57437-0012

Author Visit and Discussion:
June 11, 2011, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Grand Forks Public Library
2110 Library Circle
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Prairie Pulse on Prairie Public Television:
Interview with John Harris
Airing Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Book Signing:
May 21, 2011
Ferguson Books & Media

Main Store, 2 pm to 3 pm
3750 32nd Av. S
Grand Forks,  ND  58201

Mall Store, 315 pm to 415 pm
Sears Wing, Columbia Mall
Grand Forks,  ND 58201 

Book Signing and Discussion:
April 9, 2011, 1 – 3 pm

University of North Dakota Book Store
775 Hamline Street
Grand Forks, ND



The historical research evident in the book is meticulous.  Having done a fair amount of research for our local paper, I know how time consuming it is to find and document so many sources.  Hats off to the authors for a very thorough story about not just a bad storm, but also the settlement of Grand Forks and some of the conflicts between the northern and southern parts of Dakota Territory!  An interesting read about some of the specific ways our plains climate affected human development in North and South Dakota.”

Garnet Perman
Hoven Review
April 12, 2011 


“A very enjoyable read!  Not only a great book about the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks June 16, 1887 tornado, but it’s a wonderful history lesson.  Before, during and after the tragic tornado, it’s obvious the authors put a tremendous amount of time and energy into historical archives and research.  All weather and history buffs will want to read this book.” 

James F. Meyer
National Weather Service
Meteorologist in Charge, Bismarck, North Dakota (2006 – 2008)
July 1, 2011



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