Washed out in Hopkins

Not surprising, today’s Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Craft Fair was washed out today thanks to torrential rains thunderstorms and high winds. Unfortunately, I’d already set up my popup canopy tent before the serious weather hit. The wind hit Main Street Continue reading Washed out in Hopkins

Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

For author-publishers like me, it’s all about reviews, reviews, reviews. Next to word-of-mouth advertising, online reviews are the single best marketing tool most authors can use. But we can’t write more than our own review (if we choose to–most don’t). Continue reading Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

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

Straight River Book Tour Resumes After a Hiatus

My Straight River Book Tour has exceeded my expectations and has kept me busy almost weekly since March with signings and other events. I’ve had a much-appreciated restful, yet productive break of five weeks. I’m mainly working on the outline Continue reading Straight River Book Tour Resumes After a Hiatus

Deep Valley Book Festival Headliners Details

I’m excited to participate for the second consecutive year in the Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato MN this fall. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Straight River as well as hot-off-the-press copies of Castle Danger featuring the new Continue reading Deep Valley Book Festival Headliners Details

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

Mainstreet Day Reminder and Two New Events Scheduled

Straight River Cover

Hopkins Mainstreet Day This is a Mainstreet Day reminder that I’ll be in Hopkins, on Main Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm selling and signing copies of Straight River and Castle Danger. The weather Continue reading Mainstreet Day Reminder and Two New Events Scheduled