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 […]

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 […]

I am now an Author-Publisher

Had a great time at UW–Madison’s Writers’ Institute last weekend. Great speakers, good networking, lots of new ideas and information. One term I picked up and will use going forward describes most accurately what I am. I am an “Author-Publisher.” The term “self-published” is inaccurate unless one does all the […]

The Best Books I Read in 2016

(Crossposted from a Neo-Renaissance Writer) THE FINALISTS Dark Places¬† by Gillian Flynn Gillian Flynn is a seriously talented writer, if only for the fact she can write totally unlikable protagonists and still compel you to finish the book. I applaud her decision to feature atypical female protagonists who aren’t pure, […]