One of the Few Perks of Being an Author

I get to have some fun Friday night at the Owatonna Country Club’s Oktoberfest. I’ll speak briefly about my novel, Castle Danger, and have copies available for purchase and signing by me. The cool part is that the event will Continue reading One of the Few Perks of Being an Author

Indie Author Day Report

Monthly Newsletter says this is the last look at the old Castle Danger cover

Despite cool, rainy weather (which usually encourages indoor activities), attendance was low for my Indie Author Day presentation at the Owatonna Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 14. Nevertheless, our small group had a lively discussion after I talked about the Continue reading Indie Author Day Report

Castle Danger Wins Another Award!

Monthly Newsletter says this is the last look at the old Castle Danger cover

I was surprised and pleased yesterday to receive this email. It was from Karen Krumpak of FW Media, the owners of Writers Digest magazine: Hi Chris, Congratulations! Your book, Castle Danger, was an Honorable Mention in the Genre category for Writer’s Continue reading Castle Danger Wins Another Award!

Reminder: Help Me Celebrate Indie Author Day in Southern Minnesota

Especially for my followers in Southeastern Minnesota! I’ve just signed on to make a presentation on Saturday, October 14, at the Owatonna Public Library (a darn cool library for its architecture alone–let alone the great staff and service). The event is the Continue reading Reminder: Help Me Celebrate Indie Author Day in Southern Minnesota

Celebrating Indie Author Day!

Especially for my followers in Southeastern Minnesota! I’ve just signed on to make a presentation on Saturday, October 14, at the Owatonna Public Library (a darn cool library for its architecture alone–let alone the great staff and service). The event is the Continue reading Celebrating Indie Author Day!

Meet Me Saturday, Aug 26 at the Austin ArtWorks Festival

ONE OF MY BIGGEST EVENTS OF THE YEAR I’m excited to announce I will participate in my first arts festival in the beautiful, vibrant city of Austin, MN. It’s the Austin ArtWorks Festival, now in its sixth year and growing Continue reading Meet Me Saturday, Aug 26 at the Austin ArtWorks Festival

Contest Entry and General Updates for Castle Danger

Contests I decided to enter Castle Danger in a few book award contests on the off-chance I might actually win a (supposedly) coveted prize. I just got word that my book is being “Featured” on the AmericanBookFest.com website for 5 Continue reading Contest Entry and General Updates for Castle Danger

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 Continue reading Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

Book Clubs and Authors

Book Clubs–a New Experience I had the great pleasure of meeting with and speaking with my first book club the other day and it was fantastic. A friend invited me and I agreed to come and talk and answer questions Continue reading Book Clubs and Authors

Reviews, Re-Boots, Reaching New Readers

The Importance of Reviews for Today’s Authors Back in the days before the Internet, eBooks, and burgeoning social media, book reviews weren’t terribly important in the marketing scheme for most authors. The supply of books was relatively small, most authors Continue reading Reviews, Re-Boots, Reaching New Readers