David Oppegaard presents And the Hills Opened Up

A thrilling start to your summer....

To celebrate the launch of his newest novel, And the Hills Opened Up, Minnesota author David Oppegaard will be joining us June 7 for a reading, discussion, and book signing. Come prepared for engaging conversation surrounding this gripping story of a 1980 Wyoming mining town populated by a bloodthirsty creature and a reluctant alliance of outlaws, miners, misfits, and whores. A blend of old school horror and gritty Western shootout, And the Hills Opened Up (Burnt Bridge Spring 2014) is about fighting for life in the midst of death.

David Oppegaard is the author of the Bram Stoker nominated The Suicide Collectors, Wormwood, Nevada, And the Hills Opened Up, and The Ragged Mountains. He grew up in the small town of Lake Crystal, MN, and wrote his first novel at the age of fifteen. Since then, he has written several more, some published, most not, and is currently working on his 14th. Each book has been different, ranging somewhere between literary, speculative, horror, Y.A. and dark fantasy.

David holds a B.A. in English Literature from St. Olaf College and an M.F.A. in Writing from Hamline University. He has worked as an optician, a receptionist, a standardized test scorer, a farm hand, an editorial assistant, a trash picker, a library assistant, a seasonal bookstore employee, and as a child minder on a British cruise ship. He currently works at the University of Minnesota and teaches the occasional fiction class at Hamline University and The Loft Literary Center. He lives in St. Paul, MN.