Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come

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Another Terrific Bookstore I visited another terrific bookstore yesterday for a signing–Paperbacks & Pieces in Winona MN. The owner, Shelley Olson, has been a mainstay at the store for some twenty years. She and her store seem to be an Continue reading Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come

Next Stop: Paperbacks & Pieces in Winona MN

The next stop on my book tour for Straight River (can’t believe I’m actually doing a “book tour,” modest as it may be) is Paperbacks & Pieces Bookstore in the beautiful Mississippi river town of Winona, MN. Here’s the website Continue reading Next Stop: Paperbacks & Pieces in Winona MN

Happy Easter

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I hope everyone is spending this holiday with loved ones and taking a break from our busy lives to reflect on the message of Easter. No matter your faith or lack thereof, Jesus was inspirational in that he promoted peace, Continue reading Happy Easter

Visiting the Mark Twain Museum

Traveling to North Carolina last week for a family wedding led us back through Hannibal MO the other day and a visit to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. The controversy over his most famous works, The Adventures of Continue reading Visiting the Mark Twain Museum

UW Writers’ Institute

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SO YOU THINK WRITERS ARE INTROVERTED RECLUSES? Wrong! We have fun with each other–at least after hours at writing conferences. And yes, alcohol is often involved, but . . . sometimes we just get silly at 1:30 in the afternoon Continue reading UW Writers’ Institute