Next Up: Austin ArtWorks Festival

Straight River Book Tour–Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 The Austin ArtWorks Festival is a terrific two-day art, book, and music festival in the small yet vibrant town of Austin, Minnesota (headquarters of Hormel and home of the SPAM Museum). I’ll be one Continue reading Next Up: Austin ArtWorks Festival

A Fantastic Weekend

I had a fantastic weekend Up North. First, I stopped at Beagle & Wolf Books and Bindery in the cool, funky town of Park Rapids MN. Even on a Friday afternoon, the store was steadily busy. Most customers were cabin Continue reading A Fantastic Weekend

Straight River Book Tour Hits the Road

Straight River Cover

Going “Up North” The Straight River Book Tour is going Up North to Park Rapids MN and Hackensack MN next weekend. This will be the farthest from home I’ve gone since attending the NAC Art and Book Festival in Hackensack last Continue reading Straight River Book Tour Hits the Road

Downtown Thursdays This Week

To all my Southern Minnesota fans, I’ll be at Downtown Thursdays in Owatonna this Thursday, Aug.1, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Come downtown on North Cedar and buy a personally signed copy of Straight River and/or Castle Danger. I’ll Continue reading Downtown Thursdays This Week

NAC Art & Book Festival Update

Just a reminder that the NAC Art & Book Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It’s held in beautiful (but TINY) downtown Hackensack MN and is going strong after almost a quarter-century! Continue reading NAC Art & Book Festival Update

Meet Me at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival

I’ve got an all-day booth at the world-famous Hopkins, MN Raspberry Festival. The festival’s Marketplace Fair will happen on Saturday, July 20, from 9:00 to 4:00 pm. I’ll have a booth on the south side of Main Street between 6th Continue reading Meet Me at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Event Reminder and NEW EVENTS Booked

UPCOMING EVENT REMINDER and New Events Booked I’ll be at Buffalo Books & Coffee this Saturday from 10 am until Noon. Some lucky customer there will be the first person to buy a signed copy of Castle Danger with its Continue reading Event Reminder and NEW EVENTS Booked

Buffalo Books & Coffee Coming Up Next

Summer beach reads

The Straight River Book Tour chugs ahead with its next stop slated for Buffalo Books & Coffee in beautiful downtown Buffalo MN. One week from today–Saturday, June 15, from 10:00 am until Noon. I’m excited to add a new bookstore Continue reading Buffalo Books & Coffee Coming Up Next

Event Reminder–Owatonna Public Library

Owatonna Public Library

One week from today I’ll be at the Owatonna Public Library for something a bit different. I’ll give my first PowerPoint presentation ever.  (So come watch me crash and burn!) 😈 ) The topic is titled, “Everything you always wanted Continue reading Event Reminder–Owatonna Public Library

Summer Reads for 2019

Summer beach reads

Everyone seems to love lists of Summer Reads. You know, books to read books at the beach or the cabin or the mountain campsite during summer vacation. Books that are fun, easy-reading, non-academic, don’t require dozens of hours to read, Continue reading Summer Reads for 2019