A Few Bookish Questions With J. Ryan Stradal

The Lager Queen of Minnesota was easily one of my favorite reads of the first half of the year. Given the numerous references to my hometown of Hastings, I had to know more about the author. Turns out, J. Ryan Stradal also grew up in Hastings. I immediately emailed him and basically said, “Ahhh! A fellow H-Townie!” and he responded, “You betcha!”

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