Author Events

Upcoming Events:

Yes, I visit book groups! I’m thrilled and grateful when book groups choose to discuss “Still True” and it’s fun to finally talk through some spoilers. I am happy to join virtually or, in some local cases, in person. If you’d like to discuss the possibility of me joining your book group discussion, please email me at maggie [at] maggieginsberg [dot] com.

March 8, 2023

Kenosha, 7 p.m.

Blue House Books
5915 6th Ave A


Women in Writing: A Panel Discussion

March is Women’s History Month! Blue House Books is celebrating by welcoming five local female authors for a discussion on International Women’s Day. During the Women in Writing panel discussion, you’ll hear from professionals in the industry about their experiences as authors, what inspires them to write, marketing techniques in the age of social media, and more! They will also be taking questions from the audience and will be available after the discussion to chat with excited readers. The Women in Writing Panel Discussion is hosted by Meg Bonney, author of the Everly series, and includes authors Natalie Caña, Maggie Ginsberg, L Maristatter, and Eden Robbins. Books are available for purchase now and will be available at the event. All authors will be available to sign books. This event is free but seating is limited. Please register at this link and choose “Pay at pickup.”


APRIL 6, 2023

Green Bay, 6 p.m.

Lion’s Mouth Bookstore

Maggie Ginsberg and Christina Clancy in Conversation

Join Maggie Ginsberg and Christina Clancy for a joint reading, Q&A and signing at Lion’s Mouth Bookstore in Green Bay, Wisconsin—and check out Lion’s Mouth’s new coffee bar!


APRIL 24, 2023

Decorah, Iowa, 7 p.m.

Dragonfly Books

Hosted by Pulpit Rock Brewing Co.

207 College Dr., Decorah

Reading & Signing in Decorah, Iowa

Please join Dragonfly Bookstore in welcoming Wisconsin author Maggie Ginsberg for a night of reading from her debut novel Still True, followed by a Q&A and signing. The event will be hosted at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. at 207 College Drive. Dragonfly Books is located at 112 W. Water St. Details to follow!

APRIL 26, 2023

Lake Geneva, 6 p.m.

Lake Geneva Public Library

918 West Main StreetLake Geneva, WI, 53147

An Evening with Maggie Ginsberg at Lake Geneva Public Library

Join Wisconsin author Maggie Ginsberg for a reading and book signing for her debut novel, Still True. Maggie Ginsberg is a senior editor at Madison Magazine and a long-time contributor to regional and national print publications. “Still True” is her first work of fiction. It was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in September and is now in its second printing.

Copies of Still True will be available for purchase at this event. In addition to this April 26 appearance, a special Book Club meeting on April 19 will discuss Still True.

April 29, 2023

Fort Atkinson, 11:00 a.m.

209 Merchants Ave.

Reading Appearance at Fort Atkinson Public Library

Join Maggie Ginsberg for a reading appearance at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Books will be available for sale and signing. 


May 16, 2023

Madison, 7:15 p.m.

Central Library

Book Club Cafe 2023 Selection!

After a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Madison Public Library’s Book Club Cafe is back! Maggie Ginsberg is thrilled to be the Book Club Cafe’s selection for 2023, joining an impressive lineup of past authors that includes Chloe Benjamin, Lucy Tan, Jane Hamilton and Elizabeth Berg. Tickets for the evening fundraiser include a reading & Q&A, dessert and coffee, and a raffle for baskets of goodies from Orange Tree Imports. Books sales are provided by A Room of One’s Own bookstore. Tickets go on sale in April.

May 18, 2023

Spring Green, 6pm

Spring Green Community Library

Reading Appearance at Spring Green Community Library

Join Maggie Ginsberg for a reading and signing appearance at the Spring Green Community Library. Arcadia Books will be on hand providing sales. 

Past Events:

September 21, 2022

Madison, 6 p.m.

Mystery to Me bookstore

1863 Monroe Street

(across from Trader Joe’s)

Official Launch Event at Mystery to Me Bookstore

Join Maggie Ginsberg in conversation with Doug Moe for the official Madison launch event of Still True in person at Mystery to Me Bookstore. This is a special Madison launch event with books available for purchase and signing six days ahead of official publication date.

On the left is the cover of Still True and next to it are circle portraits of author Maggie Ginsberg and conversation partner Doug Moe

September 28, 2022

Eau Claire, 6 p.m.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (celebrate the new space!)

In Conversation with Nickolas Butler

Join Maggie Ginsberg and novelist Nickolas Butler and check out the newly transformed LE Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire for a conversation on craft, writing about place, and how to keep readers engaged from the first page to the last. Q&A and book signing to follow.

october 12, 2022

Verona, 5:30 p.m.

Kismet Books (upstairs!)

In Conversation with Laura Anne Bird

Join Maggie Ginsberg and middle grade novelist Laura Anne Bird for a reading and discussion at Kismet Books in Verona. Details to follow!

*Please note: Kismet is located in a historic building and the event space requires ascending a flight of stairs.

october 16, 2022

Wisconsin Book Festival

Central Library, 12:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Book Festival

Maggie Ginsberg and Mary Wimmer will read from and discuss their new books, Still True and The Art of the Break. They will then talk about writing novels, setting their stories in Wisconsin, and being an author with another job.

October 19, 2022

Daydream Believer Books

130 E. Lake St.

Lake Mills, 5:30 p.m.


Lake Mills signing at Daydream Believer

Maggie is married to a 4th generation Lake Mills resident, parent and business owner, so she is excited to make a special appearance at Daydream Believer bookshop downtown!

october 21, 2022

Black Earth Historical Society

Black Earth, 6:00 p.m.

Local Author Book Fair

Join local authors Maggie Ginsberg, Alex Bledsoe, Mary Behan, Jennifer Rude Klett and Joy Ann Ribar for an evening of readings, a Q&A session and the opportunity to purchase books from featured authors. Hosted by the Black Earth Public Library. 

November 8, 2022

Appleton, 4:30 p.m.

Lawrence University, Main Hall 201

Reading and Book Signing

Free and open to the public, join Maggie Ginsberg for a reading from her debut novel, Still True, in Lawrence University’s historic Main Hall. Books will be available for sales and signing.

November 13, 2022

Spring Green, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Arcadia Books

Book Signing Meet & Greet at Arcadia Books!

Stop in to meet Maggie Ginsberg, author of Still True. Maggie is an editor at Madison Magazine and a freelance writer for city, regional, and national magazines. Still True is her debut novel.

November 17, 2022

Minneapolis, 7:00 p.m.

Magers & Quinn Booksellers 

3038 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

In Conversation with Frank Bures

Join Maggie Ginsberg and Minneapolis author Frank Bures at Magers & Quinn Booksellers for a conversation about Maggie’s debut novel, Still True

November 18, 2022

La Crosse, 6:30 p.m.

Pearl Street Books 

323 Pearl St., La Crosse, Wisconsin


Pearl Street Books reading & Q&A

Join Maggie Ginsberg at Pearl Street Books for a Friday night reading, Q&A and book signing from her debut novel, Still True

November 19, 2022

La Crescent, 10:30 a.m.

Community Center

336 S 1st St

La Crescent, MN 55947 


Writing Workshop in La Crescent

Author and Madison Magazine senior editor Maggie Ginsberg will lead a free writing workshop, sponosred by the La Crescent Public Library, at the nearby La Crescent Community Center. Copies of her debut novel, Still True, will also be available for sale.

December 5, 2022

L.D. Fargo Public Library

Lake Mills, 6:00 p.m.

L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills

Back to Lake Mills! As the wife of a 4th generation Lake Mills resident, parent and business owner, Maggie is proud to share Still True at the historic L.D. Fargo Public Library, which just celebrated its 120th anniversary. Join us in the upstairs meeting room for a reading, Q&A, book sales and signing.

December 6, 2022

Madison, 7:00 p.m.

Leopold’s Books Bar & Caffe

In Conversation with Christina Clancy

Author Maggie Ginsberg will be discussing her debut novel, Still True,  with fellow powerhouse local author Christina Clancy. Admission is free and their sparkling conversation will be priceless.
Maggie Ginsberg is the author of Still True, a senior editor at Madison Magazine, and an award-winning writer in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Christina Clancy is the author of The Second Home and Shoulder Season. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Sun Magazine, and elsewhere.
Books by both of these local authors make fantastic holiday gifts!

December 13, 2022

Waukesha, 6:30 p.m.

Waukesha Public Library

Carnegie Room

321 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 524-3680

Reading Appearance at Waukesha Public Library

Join Maggie Ginsberg for a reading appearance at the Waukesha Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. 


January 23, 2023

Mount Horeb, 6:30 p.m.

Joint Appearance with Alex Bledsoe at Mount Horeb Public Library

From mhpl’s website: We are honored (and excited) to host two fantastic local authors for an evening. Alex Bledsoe and Maggie Ginsberg both had new novels come out in late 2022. Bledsoe’s new “Dandelion” horror story might be the opposite of Ginsberg’s novel “Still True,” but having them both here at the same time will be a delight.

February 6, 2023

Virtual, 6-7:30 p.m.

American Family Insurance DreamBank’s Imagination Workshop: Demystifying the Publishing Journey 

The journey of getting your thoughts and ideas from your mind to paper and into readers hands can feel like a daunting process. Wherever you’re at in your publishing journey, Maggie Ginsberg, senior editor at Madison Magazine, author and long-time award-winning freelance writer for the Madison, WI area, regional and national magazines, understands the intricate and sometimes tiresome publishing journey. Through her extensive experience and expertise, she’ll share her journey from aspiring freelancer to published author, offer resources found within the Madison area, share tips and misconceptions and give advice in Q&A. Three randomly chosen participants will receive a signed copy of her debut novel, “Still True”, recently published by the University of Wisconsin Press

February 19, 2023

Fitchburg, 2-3:00 p.m.

Reading Appearance at Fitchburg Public Library

Join Maggie Ginsberg for a reading appearance at the Fitchburg Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. Details to follow!

February 22, 2023



Mount Horeb, Noon

Skål Public House
209 E. Main St.


Mount Horeb Rotary Featured Speaker

Maggie Ginsberg will be the featured speaker at her hometown’s monthly meeting of the Mount Horeb Rotary Club to discuss her new novel, “Still True.”

Available september 27, 2022

still true

A novel by Maggie Ginsberg

One summer evening, Lib Hanson is confronted by her painful past when Matt Marlow, the forty-year-old son she abandoned as an infant, shows up on her porch. Fiercely independent, Lib has never revealed her son’s existence—or her previous marriage—to her husband, Jack. Married nearly three decades but living in separate houses (to the confusion but acceptance of their neighbors), they enjoy an ease and comfort together in small-town Anthem, Wisconsin. But Jack is a stickler for honesty, and Lib’s long-dormant secrets threaten to unravel their lives.

When ten-year-old Charlie Taylor arrives at Jack’s workshop shortly thereafter, he’s not the first kid in town to need help with a flat tire, and Jack gladly makes the repair to his bike. The Taylors are new to Anthem, and Jack soon discovers that Charlie and his mom, Claire, are struggling to fit in, even as Charlie’s dad, Dan, is thriving in his new job. Extending friendship and kindness, as well as introductions around the local café, Jack assumes a grandfatherly role. What he doesn’t see is the drinking that Claire hides from everyone, or the secret son that Lib has allowed to move into her house and the growing attraction between Claire and Matt. When the terrible events of a fateful evening threaten everyone’s carefully crafted lives, Jack, Lib, and their new friends must each determine the value of truth for the ones they love.

The cover of Maggie Ginsberg's debut novel Still True with two houses connected by a telephone wire lined with birds, and moody clouds in the background, and a Luis Alberto Urrea quote on the cover that says "I could stay in this story for years."

“I could stay in this story for years.”  Luis Alberto Urrea, Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author of The House of Broken Angels

Cover image: © Jamie Heiden, 2022  |  Cover design: Jordan Wannemacher
978-0-299-33934-0  |  $17.95

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