Thank You, Book Clubs

  Sorry for the delay in posting. It was a hectic week of travel after I met with another excellent book club to discuss Castle Danger on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. What a charming, intelligent group of woman! I instantly felt at ease as each introduced herself to me. We […]

2017 U of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute Highlights

I attended my seventh U of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute conference last weekend (March 23-26) in Madison and came away energized and awed by the great people and quality writers that conference regularly attracts. Highlights Number one was participating in a book fair with a few dozen other writers at the […]

New Features- Castle Danger Extras

  Just made available to all website visitors!¬†Check out the Castle Danger Extras page.These are features originally offered only to email newsletter subscribers. To receive future exclusive perks, be sure to sign up for my more-or-less monthly letter. Use the signup form on the left side of any page of […]

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 about Castle Danger. We also enjoyed some adult beverages and […]

A Look Back at 2016-the Debut of Castle Danger

In a year when the Chicago Cubs FINALLY won the World Series and Donald Trump won the Presidency, perhaps the next least likely thing to happen is the publishing of Castle Danger. That accomplishment is perhaps one of the greater achievements in my life. Woo hoo! (pardon the small indulgence). […]

Two Ways to Give Back in Appreciation of a Good Read

Give Back Once Sales of Castle Danger have been about what I expected. I’ve sold enough books to be nearing my original break-even point, but it hasn’t become a New York Times Bestseller and made me internationally famous in literary circles. I’m typical of most novelists. We write for the […]

A Pilgrimage and Writing Inspiration for Castle Danger, Straight River

My wife and I just returned from a nearly two-week trip to Colorado. It was a pilgrimage of sorts. We rented a travel trailer to stay in most of the time. We rode bikes through the vineyards of western Colorado. (Yes! Colorado has numerous quality wineries.). We also hiked in […]