Author 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

Join Maggie Ginsberg and Christina Clancy, author of The Second Home and Shoulder Season, for a reading, conversation and book signing at Leopold’s Books Bar & Caffe. Details to follow!

December 13, 2022

Waukesha, 6:30 p.m.

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. Details to follow!

January 23, 2023

Mount Horeb, 6:30 p.m.

Joint Appearance with Alex Bledsoe at Mount Horeb Public Library

Come to the Mount Horeb Public Library for a reading and Q&A with Maggie Ginsberg, author of debut novel Still True, and Alex Bledsoe, author of southern horror novel Dandelion. Books will be available for sale and signing. Details to follow!

February 19, 2022

Fitchburg, 2:00 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!

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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