Manuscript has been Submitted!

Another milestone. I submitted the manuscript of Straight River to my publisher, Booklocker.com, a few hours ago! WHEW! Next step is to get the final details for the cover, then send those to my cover designer, authorize the galley proof, and get it out to all of you who have […]

Check Out the NEW PAGE on my Website

Just went live with the book page for Straight River. Have a look and tell me what you think. Also, it’s never too late to start requesting the book from your favorite independent bookstore and your local library. (Although at this point they may give you a blank stare.) 🙂

A Major (sort of) Milestone for Straight River

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 final manuscript. Translation: Outside of correcting typos that show up […]

Wonderful News Regarding the Minnesota Author Project Awards

I’m shocked and surprised to announce that Castle Danger is one of three finalists for the 2018 Minnesota Author Project award for Adult Fiction sponsored by the Minnesota Library Association! The MAP recognizes independently published fiction by Minnesota authors. It promotes those authors whose work might otherwise go unnoticed. Through […]

A Book Festival Worth the Drive

Recently, I was pleased to participate in a wonderful small-town book festival in Hackensack, MN. It’s amazing that a community of this size (about 300 people), which is way-y-y up in north-central Minnesota between Brainerd and Bemidji, can pull off a fantastic event featuring authors and artists from all over […]

Coming Event: Owatonna Crazy Days

Hey Owatonna and Steele County. Looking for a great summer “shore” read? Maybe a personalized gift for that suspense/thriller reader in your family? If so, Stop by downtown Owatonna next week during CRAZY DAYS and buy a signed copy of my debut novel, Castle Danger. Crazy Days offers tons of […]

Another Enjoyable Book Club Meeting

Thanks to Kathy F. for inviting me to meet with her book club the other day to discuss Castle Danger, authors, and writing in general. I’m always amazed (or lucky!) that every book club I’ve met with is filled with bright, inquisitive people who love to read and enjoy discussing […]

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 several books and won some awards–Tim Jollymore. In addition, John […]

Little Moments, Big Magic, Super Salesmen

I had a great weekend promoting Castle Danger, but as it turned out, selling books wasn’t nearly the best part of the two events I was at. It was all about Little Moments and Big Magic. Bowl For Kid’s Sake For this annual Big Brother Big Sisters fundraiser on Friday, […]

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