The Sixth Annual Wild Deadwood Reads event in Deadwood, South Dakota in 2023 is sure to be as exciting as the first five events in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022. We will again be at the beautiful Lodge at Deadwood. And in 2023, we’re thrilled to bring you more authors, more events, and more opportunities to see the amazing sights in Deadwood and the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Our multi-author, multi-genre Book Fair is just one of the exciting events happening next June. We’ve got Wild Bill’s Days going on right in town, a basket raffle to support a local nonprofit organization, Breakfast With the Authors, a fun evening enjoying libations while listening to authors reading their favorite scenes from their books, and much more. Join us for a Legendary weekend!
About Wild Deadwood Reads
Your hosts, Ginger Ring and Linda Rae Sande, are authors. Authors who have each attended many, many, MANY book signings, fairs, and author/reader events. We learned the hard way what doesn’t work (and makes authors angry!) and what does work (and makes both the authors and the attendees smile!)
As true hosts, Ginger and Linda Rae take pleasure and pains to make every person they interact with on Wild Deadwood Reads a satisfied customer. This has given your hosts a sterling reputation in the industry, and as the authors and readers who participated in the June 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022 events will tell you, Wild Deadwood Reads is a rising star!
Check out the authors who will be coming to Deadwood next June, and add your name to the list by completing the author interest form for 2023:
We are super excited to announce a new venue for our 2023 event: The Lodge at Deadwood.
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Legendary Events sponsored by our wonderful Authors!
The 2017 Wild Deadwood Reads Book Fair brought nearly 50 authors to Deadwood, and 2018 brought 70! And it keeps growing from year to year!! What the authors said:
“This was my first year at WDR and I had a blast. The hotel was beautiful, the event staff knew what they were doing, and I even I had some local family come by to see me. Plan on making this a yearly event and hopefully do some of the extra things I missed this year.” Tawa Witko
“This was my first year at Deadwood and I felt a little overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start as I didn’t know anyone. The chatter on Facebook was helpful but still felt like I didn’t exactly know what to expect. The group was very friendly and turns out I didn’t need to worry at all. Very organized. Good turnout. Great sales. Not only that but we got some business from the local stores too (and we gave them our business too!) We will definitely attend future events.” Lisa Reinicke
“Wild Deadwood Reads was one of the best-run author/reader events I have attended. The chance to meet and interact with readers in a relaxed setting was the fantastic. Having dinner, drinks, going on ghost tours, train rides, and trips to Mount Rushmore were just a few of the events that bonded us, making the book signing on Saturday enjoyable. I, and everyone I talked to said they’d come back next year.” Tina Susedik/Anita Kidesu
“Wild Deadwood Reads is one of the best small conferences I have ever been to. Set in historic Deadwood, South Dakota, you are surrounded by amazing history and breath-taking scenery. But the best part is being able to enjoy all the event experiences with other authors and readers together! 2018 WDR- you can bet I’ll be there!” ~Amanda McIntyre, Bestselling author-Storyteller at Heart.
“WDR was a wonderful, unique experience. I loved the intimacy of the conference and the many opportunities to meet and talk to readers, as well as other authors. The events were awesome. I’m looking forward to next year!” E.E. Burke
“I really enjoyed the Wild Deadwood Reads event, and as a Deadwood resident, want to warmly thank all the authors and readers that made the day so special for our community and state. Congratulations to all the organizers and volunteers for the hard work and dedication, you all rule! Best wishes to all.” Kirby Paul Anderson
“The Wild Deadwood Reads was a fun and exciting event. It was great to be around other authors and the readers were amazing.” Laura Garris
“We are heading home today after spending a couple extra days visiting the area. This was my first time at WDR (first author event too) and I was scared to death, but ended up really having a great time. We are definitely coming back next year and I’m going to work on my anxiety so I actually meet more of you. Thanks Ginger and Linda for all the work you do.” Laura Ashwood
“Wild Deadwood Reads was a fantastic event! The games, events, and readers were all fun! I enjoyed meeting the other authors and readers who had never attended an event like this before. It was magical for reader and author alike.” Paty Jager
“This was the best reader/author event I’ve attended. Well organized, very well publicized, and super reader and author friendly.” Lynda Cox