A Special Day at Sweet Reads Books in Austin, MN

. Just back from my book signing at Sweet Reads Books. About ten people braved the crummy weather and dropped in to discuss my book, Castle Danger, and writing in general. We were welcomed into the store by the energetic and charming owner, Lisa Deyo.The discussion was lively and stimulating […]

Book Signing- Castle Danger- Austin MN- Saturday, May 20, 1:00 p.m.

EVENT REMINDER- SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 AT 1:00 P.M. I’LL BE AT SWEET READS BOOKS IN AUSTIN MN TO SIGN COPIES OF CASTLE DANGER Save the date and make plans to be in Austin next week to meet me, join me in a discussion about writing and my first novel, […]

A Fun Weekend Selling Books and Helping Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bowl For Kids’ Sake I’ve been a Big Brother since 2000. One of our big fundraisers for the year is Bowl For Kids’ Sake. I won’t go into details other than to say community members and any Bigs or Littles who want to can solicit pledges from donors and raise money […]

Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

This is What Motivates Me the Most to Write (the Happy News) Exciting News I’ll be attending the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute (UWWI) conference in Madison, WI next month. That in itself is not earthshaking, although it’s a great conference for writers. This will be the seventh consecutive year […]

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

Most of you know that I am a volunteer Big Brother and a huge supporter of the program. I’ve been matched with two Little Brothers during almost all that time. I took about a year off after my first match ended after more than 11 years (Zach “graduated” from the […]

Two Ways to Give Back in Appreciation of a Good Read

Give Back Once Sales of Castle Danger have been about what I expected. I’ve sold enough books to be nearing my original break-even point, but it hasn’t become a New York Times Bestseller and made me internationally famous in literary circles. I’m typical of most novelists. We write for the […]

Walking the Walk as a “Full-Time” Big Brother

I’m pleased and excited to announce that I “upgraded” my Big Brother status from a school site mentor (a Big who meets with his little once a week but only at school) to a community-based match. This means Ethan and I are now matched year-round and can get together outside […]