Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come

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Another Terrific Bookstore I visited another terrific bookstore yesterday for a signing–Paperbacks & Pieces in Winona MN. The owner, Shelley Olson, has been a mainstay at the store for some twenty years. She and her store seem to be an Continue reading Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come

UW Writers’ Institute

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SO YOU THINK WRITERS ARE INTROVERTED RECLUSES? Wrong! We have fun with each other–at least after hours at writing conferences. And yes, alcohol is often involved, but . . . sometimes we just get silly at 1:30 in the afternoon Continue reading UW Writers’ Institute

The Straight River Book Tour Continues

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The Straight River Book Tour Continues. The next event to promote my latest novel, Straight River, is the Rosemount Writers Festival and Book Fair. It’s happening this Saturday, March 23, from 10:30-4:30. The event is sponsored by the Rosemount Area Continue reading The Straight River Book Tour Continues

Steele County Times Article

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I want to share this nice Steele County Times article by reporter Chris Baldwin. Chris covered one of my recent book-signings in Owatonna to celebrate the release of Straight River. Award-winning author stops by the town he calls home for Continue reading Steele County Times Article

Last Chance for a Special New Year’s Day Offer

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To help celebrate finishing my latest book, I’m making a special offer for the New Year to prospective newsletter subscribers. My new novel, Straight River, the PREquel to Castle Danger, is fast approaching publication. One of the benefits I offer Continue reading Last Chance for a Special New Year’s Day Offer

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

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. Continue reading A Pilgrimage and Writing Inspiration for Castle Danger, Straight River