I was surprised and pleased yesterday to receive this email 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 Digest’s Self-Published Continue reading Castle Danger Wins Another Award!
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
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!
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
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
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–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
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
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 Continue reading Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk
(Crossposted from a Neo-Renaissance Writer) THE FINALISTS Dark Places by Gillian Flynn Gillian Flynn is a seriously talented writer, if only for the fact she can write totally unlikable protagonists and still compel you to finish the book. I applaud Continue reading The Best Books I Read in 2016