A Major (sort of) Milestone for Straight River

Deciding on a cover is also a major milestone

LIke the cover? I sure do. It signifies that Straight River, the prequel to my award-winning debut novel, Castle Danger, reached a major milestone and is nearing completion. On Wednesday, I celebrated the fact I’d finished MY proofreading of the Continue reading A Major (sort of) Milestone for Straight River

Another Successful Book Signing

Rosemount Country Faire My book signing event at the Rosemount Country Faire last Saturday was fun and successful. I’m starting to get to know a few other authors who frequent these events, and the staff and volunteers of the Rosemount Area Continue reading Another Successful Book Signing

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

Still not a Dream–Part 2

Always cool to see yourself listed in a major writing magazine for winning an award. A total of forty-four books either won their category or received an honorable mention. More than 2,300 books were entered in the contest. A small Continue reading Still not a Dream–Part 2

This Award is NOT a Dream

Pretty cool to see my book listed as one of the 44 award winners in 2017. And yes, I pinched myself! Writer’s Digest Self-published Book Awards *Scroll down to “Genre Fiction to see Castle Danger* Check out all the winners Continue reading This Award is NOT a Dream

Humbling Praise at Thanksgiving Time

Written Review of Castle Danger from Writer’s Digest I’ve never been comfortable bragging about my successes, but I’ve been forced to work on tooting my own horn now that I’m a published author and I’m trying to sell books to Continue reading Humbling Praise at Thanksgiving Time

Books, Beers, and Bragging Rights

A Beer-Tasting Dinner Featuring Castle Danger, the Brewery and Castle Danger, the Book. I was invited to display my books and talk for a few minutes about Castle Danger as part of a Castle Danger Brewery beer-tasting dinner at the Continue reading Books, Beers, and Bragging Rights

Indie Author Day Report

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!

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!