I Have Print Copies of Straight River

Deciding on a cover is also a major milestone

For everyone who lives in southern Minnesota, I’m pleased to announce that I received my first shipment of print copies of Straight River yesterday. So . . .  if you CAN’T WAIT until the Book Launch Celebration on February 28th at Central Continue reading I Have Print Copies of Straight River

Welcome to the World, Straight River 

Straight River is now for sale! To purchase print copies of Straight River today, the best way for you to help your community is to order a copy from your nearest independent bookstore. Go to the website Indiebound.org and enter your zip code to find your Continue reading Welcome to the World, Straight River 

Castle Danger Book Launch Celebration a Big Success

My Book Launch Celebration at Perfect Day Cakes in Owatonna was a big success in more ways than one. First, the turnout was greater than I had dared imagine. Second, many of my family, especially Mom, were present to share Continue reading Castle Danger Book Launch Celebration a Big Success

Family Support is More Important Than We Realize

When I tell people I write novels, I often get strangely vague reactions that imply, “Hmm, this guy must be mildly delusional to think he can actually write 300-page novels.”  Or they may say, “Oh-h-, that’s interesting,” and change the Continue reading Family Support is More Important Than We Realize

All My Success in Life Started with Mom and Dad

“It takes a village to raise a child,” is a well-known quote of African origin (most likely) that became part of the American lexicon in a big way when Hilary Clinton wrote a book with that title in 1996. Because I Continue reading All My Success in Life Started with Mom and Dad

Getting the Word Out About Castle Danger Through the Local Newspaper

I had an enjoyable interview session with reporter Anna Segner from the Owatonna People’s Press about my upcoming Book Launch Celebration. Check it out. Owatonna First-TIme Novelist to Celebrate with Book Launch