YEAR END REVIEW CHALLENGE UPDATE

As of 11/10/2019, Straight River has a total of TWENTY-FOUR (25) ratings and/or reviews. The target is FIFTY-FOUR (54). Please take five minutes to write a review and START POSTING. Be a positive part of this Straight River Year-End Review Continue reading YEAR END REVIEW CHALLENGE UPDATE

Awards for STRAIGHT RIVER

Straight River Cover

I’m pleased and honored to announce the first of many awards for Straight River. It joins my first book, Castle Danger, as an award winner . . . times two! First, Straight River was selected as a SEMIFINALIST for the Continue reading Awards for STRAIGHT RIVER

Year-End Review Challenge

Straight River is selling much better in its first year than Castle Danger did, yet reviews for Straight River are lagging behind the pace set by Castle Danger reviews in year one. Hence, my Year-End Review Challenge. Ten reviews are Continue reading Year-End Review Challenge

BBBS Update–My Little Brother is Getting Big

BBBS Update I like to post an occasional BBBS update of what’s going on with me and my Little Brother so you can see that Big Brothers Big Sisters is a major part of my life. It hopefully shows prospective Continue reading BBBS Update–My Little Brother is Getting Big

Next Up: Dakota County Local Author Fair

Dakota County Local Author Fair The 2019 Straight River Book Tour continues into November with a new event for me: the Dakota County Local Author Fair. Thirty local authors will be present throughout the day to showcase their talent and Continue reading Next Up: Dakota County Local Author Fair

Event Reminder–Monday, Oct. 21. 7:00 pm

https://northfield.org/content/everything-you-always-wanted-know-about-writing-a-novel-were-afraid-ask I hope to see all your aspiring writers and avid readers who’d like to learn some of the “up-close-and-personal” details about being a novelist in the 21st Century. Free and open to the public. Afterward, I’ll be selling and Continue reading Event Reminder–Monday, Oct. 21. 7:00 pm

Researching Story Ideas

Sawbill Lake BWCAW

BWCAW For writers, researching story ideas comes with the territory. If you want to write “authentic,” you need to experience a place. Sight, smell, sound, taste, feel. Sensations make the difference between mundane and “being there in the moment.” I’ve Continue reading Researching Story Ideas

Fun with Loons, the MN State Bird

Not fun with loons as in real-life flying, swimming birds. Fun with the MN United FC’s mascot, PK Loon. Showing off our cool team scarves that we got for participating. Well, Ethan participated in the drills and scrimmages. I was Continue reading Fun with Loons, the MN State Bird

Deep Valley Book Festival Reminder–Oct. 5

Deep Valley Book Festival Info Next up in the “Straight River Book Tour” is the Deep Valley Book Festival in lively Mankato MN. Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Loose Moose Conference Center in Mankato Continue reading Deep Valley Book Festival Reminder–Oct. 5

Rosemount Country Faire Art and Book Fair

Country Faire artists • authors • music • food Saturday, September 21 from 10am-4pm Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Tr., Rosemount. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Straight River and Castle Danger at this fun event for the whole Continue reading Rosemount Country Faire Art and Book Fair