A Wonderful Event at Fair Trade Books

Wonderful News Regarding the Minnesota Author Project Awards

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 Continue reading A Wonderful Event at Fair Trade Books

Announcement: eBook Version of Castle Danger soon available through Overdrive

Wonderful News Regarding the Minnesota Author Project Awards

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 Continue reading Announcement: eBook Version of Castle Danger soon available through Overdrive

Book Signing at Fair Trade Books in Red Wing, MN

Wonderful News Regarding the Minnesota Author Project Awards

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 Continue reading Book Signing at Fair Trade Books in Red Wing, MN

Another Enjoyable Book Club Meeting

Wonderful News Regarding the Minnesota Author Project Awards

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 Continue reading Another Enjoyable Book Club Meeting

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 Continue reading Independent Bookstore Day

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 Continue reading Little Moments, Big Magic, Super Salesmen

I am now an Author-Publisher

Wonderful News Regarding the Minnesota Author Project Awards

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.” Continue reading I am now an Author-Publisher

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 Continue reading Minnesota 2018–Blizzards and Book Clubs

The Best Books I Read in 2017

My 2017 Reading Summary Books read: 80 Five-star ratings: 10 Four-star ratings: 40 Three-star ratings: 19 Two-star, One-star, and not rated: 11 Fiction: 60 Non-fiction: 20 My Rating System I follow the Goodreads.com guidelines. A three-star rating means I liked Continue reading The Best Books I Read in 2017