UPDATE: "THE WITNESS TREE" WINS 3 MAJOR INDIE AWARDS

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5/10-11/2019

"Wordplay" at The Loft

All day

Minneapolis, MN

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5/10-11/2019

"Wordplay" at The Loft

A weekend celebration of all things books and writing! I will be in a tent outside to talk about "The Witness Tree". Please check out this amazing website:

https://loft.org/wordplay/about-wordplay

All day

Minneapolis, MN

8/20/2019

Northwoods Art & Book Festival

9am - 3pm

Hackensack MN

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8/20/2019

Northwoods Art & Book Festival

Please come Up North and meet local authors and illustrators, and artists who work in paint, clay, metal, wood, fiber and photographs.  

9am - 3pm

Hackensack MN

10/5/2019

Deep Valley Book Festival

All day

Mankato, MN

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10/5/2019

Deep Valley Book Festival

More info to come...

All day

Mankato, MN

11/9/2019

Edina Arts Council "Meet the Author" event

10am - 12pm

Edina MN

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11/9/2019

Edina Arts Council "Meet the Author" event

Amy will share a reading from the book, talk about the writing process and answer any questions you may have about indie publishing. 

10am - 12pm

Edina MN

11/21/2019

Rosemount Area Arts Council: MEET THE AUTHOR

Steeple Center, Rosemount MN

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11/21/2019

Rosemount Area Arts Council: MEET THE AUTHOR

Amy will be talking about her writing process and her journey through the independent publishing process. More information to come!

Steeple Center, Rosemount MN

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Praise for the Book

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LORNA LANDVIK, best-selling author of "Once in a Blue Moon Lodge" and ten other novels

Amy Pendino brings to life characters who matter to us as they take and lose chances, flee or stay, and dare to love despite the consequences. This is a deeply-satisfying, character-driven novel. It contains mystery, suspense and a long-held secret that, once revealed, offers hope and reconciliation to those who most deserve it.

LORI and JULIA, cohosts of MyTalk107.1 "Lori & Julia Show", broadcast from St. Paul, Minnesota

We love how "The Witness Tree" pairs strong, resilient women with unsolved mysteries... Lush descriptions of the rural landscapes and the characters' inner natures will capture the reader's thoughts and emotions.

BARBARA DEESE, author of No Ordinary Women Book Club mystery series

In this accomplished debut novel, Amy Pendino portrays two independent women born decades apart--strangers whose lives are bound together by a curse set in motion when a tree in rural Iowa bears silent witness to an unspeakable act. Over six decades pass before the curse finally exacts its retribution on this farming community, which is depicted with all of its small-mindedness and big-heartedness...  The characters display a depth of honesty and a deep understanding of the human condition...  "The Witness Tree" is a page-turner that is insightful, compelling and wonderfully well-written.


CHRISTINE HUSOM, author of the Winnebago County Mysteries and the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries

From the first paragraph I was captured by Amy Pendino's eloquent and descriptive writing style. The story follows two women, generations apart, who are compelled to leave their old lives behind for new adventures...  Two thumbs up for Pendino's "The Witness Tree".

GREG DAHLAGER, Writer's Digest award-winner and contributing author of "Dark Side of the Loon..."

From its opening pages, "The Witness Tree" absorbs the reader in a gratifying tale of friendship, love and betrayal, uncovering long-buried truths and characters learning to be brave in a world with its own designs on their destiny.

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The Witness Tree

For years, a huge oak has stood alone in the middle of fertile Iowa farmland.  No one wants to take it down -- local legend says it's cursed.  Dani Holden, a new farmer who's trying to understand small town behavior, helps to cut down the Witness Tree.  As unexplainable accidents begin, Dani struggles to make sense of the curse and sidestep its far-reaching consequences.

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Book club groups receive a 20% discount; contact Amy for the coupon code.


 You may also purchase the book in e-format at Books2Read, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author











Amy Pendino is a Minnesota native who believes in family, small towns, good coffee and horses.










Her writing has been published in regional magazines and reviews. Favoring the genres of women's fiction, mystery and historical fiction, this is her first published novel. 


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