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

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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

Next Stop on Straight River Book Tour, Updated Schedule

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The Straight River Book Tour continues. For the next stop on the Straight River Book Tour, I hope to see you all at a celebration called Mainstreet Day. It’s a large, festive, small-town street fair in Hopkins on Saturday, May Continue reading Next Stop on Straight River Book Tour, Updated Schedule

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Monthly Newsletter says this is the last look at the old Castle Danger cover

Many of you aren’t aware that I’ve been writing a newsletter for several years now. It’s subscription-based monthly newsletter with an opt-in required. It enables my biggest fans to access lots of special content on this website that non-subscribers can’t Continue reading Subscribe to my Monthly Newsletter and See What You Just Missed? (It’s a Biggie)

Reviews Reviews Reviews

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I’m feeling the love at recent book signings (excellent sales in my opinion), but the online reviews, reviews, REVIEWS for Straight River are lagging the pace of those for Castle Danger at a similar point after each book launch. I’m Continue reading Reviews Reviews Reviews

Attention: Twin Cities

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I’ve got a big Saturday planned in the Twin Cities for “Week Nine” of the “Straight River Book Tour.” I’ll start off at the fantastic Chapter 2 Books in beautiful Hudson, Wisconsin at 11:00 am. The owners, Sue and Brian Continue reading Attention: Twin Cities

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

Next Stop: Paperbacks & Pieces in Winona MN

The next stop on my book tour for Straight River (can’t believe I’m actually doing a “book tour,” modest as it may be) is Paperbacks & Pieces Bookstore in the beautiful Mississippi river town of Winona, MN. Here’s the website Continue reading Next Stop: Paperbacks & Pieces in Winona MN

Happy Easter

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I hope everyone is spending this holiday with loved ones and taking a break from our busy lives to reflect on the message of Easter. No matter your faith or lack thereof, Jesus was inspirational in that he promoted peace, Continue reading Happy Easter

Visiting the Mark Twain Museum

Traveling to North Carolina last week for a family wedding led us back through Hannibal MO the other day and a visit to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. The controversy over his most famous works, The Adventures of Continue reading Visiting the Mark Twain Museum