Upcoming Event

If you’re up in the Branierd-Bemidji lakes area this weekend, take a trip to the Northwoods Art & Book Festival. I’ll be there selling and signing copies of my novel, Castle Danger. A great lineup of authors and artists is augmented by delicious food, toe-tapping music, kids’ activities, and fun […]

Upcoming Book-signing Event

Twenty-third Annual Northwoods Art & Book Festival (Click on or tap headline to view poster) I’ll be meeting and greeting readers and fans as well as selling and signing copies of my debut novel, Castle Danger. Dozens of authors in many genres will be there along with over fifty visual […]

A Wonderful Event at Fair Trade Books

my kind of bookstore Doesn’t the façade of Fair Trade Books in Red Wing, MN look inviting? I got a good vibe as soon as I saw Reveler, the bookdog, “standing guard” at the entrance. Then I walked inside, heard great jazz (1950s and 60s Miles Davis, Stan Getz, etc.) playing on Pandora […]

Announcement: eBook Version of Castle Danger soon available through Overdrive

Great news, library buffs. Castle Danger will soon be available at your local library in eBook format through Overdrive . . . assuming enough people request a copy and the library purchases one or more for your library system. So start requesting that a copy or two be purchased for their eBook […]

Book Signing at Fair Trade Books in Red Wing, MN

Hi, Everyone, I’m pleased to announce I’ll be appearing at Fair Trade Books in Red Wing on Saturday, July 7, from 11-2. I’ll be meeting and greeting book lovers and indie bookstore lovers as well as signing copies of my début novel, Castle Danger. Red Wing is a short drive […]

Another Enjoyable Book Club Meeting

Thanks to Kathy F. for inviting me to meet with her book club the other day to discuss Castle Danger, authors, and writing in general. I’m always amazed (or lucky!) that every book club I’ve met with is filled with bright, inquisitive people who love to read and enjoy discussing […]

Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day– Woohoo! On Saturday, April 28, I put my money where my mouth is and patronized my local independent bookseller in honor of Independent Bookstore Day. I found one MN author whom I’ve never read who has published several books and won some awards–Tim Jollymore. In addition, John […]

Little Moments, Big Magic, Super Salesmen

I had a great weekend promoting Castle Danger, but as it turned out, selling books wasn’t nearly the best part of the two events I was at. It was all about Little Moments and Big Magic. Bowl For Kid’s Sake For this annual Big Brother Big Sisters fundraiser on Friday, […]

I am now an Author-Publisher

Had a great time at UW–Madison’s Writers’ Institute last weekend. Great speakers, good networking, lots of new ideas and information. One term I picked up and will use going forward describes most accurately what I am. I am an “Author-Publisher.” The term “self-published” is inaccurate unless one does all the […]

Minnesota 2018–Blizzards and Book Clubs

My cousin-in-law, Deb, graciously invited me to meet with her book club last evening to discuss my novel, Castle Danger. As is usual in Minnesota, one must factor weather into travel plans, which leads to most plans being tentative–as in, “I’ll see you at seven, presuming the weather cooperates.” Of course, […]

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