Another Successful Book Signing–Rosemount

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

Rosemount Country Faire My book signing event at the Rosemount Country Faire last Saturday was fun and successful. I’m starting to get to know a few other authors who frequent these events, and the staff and volunteers of the Rosemount Area Continue reading Another Successful Book Signing–Rosemount

Contest Entry and General Updates for Castle Danger

Contests I decided to enter Castle Danger in a few book award contests on the off-chance I might actually win a (supposedly) coveted prize. I just got word that my book is being “Featured” on the AmericanBookFest.com website for 5 Continue reading Contest Entry and General Updates for Castle Danger

New Castle Danger Cover

NEW Castle Danger BOOK COVER! Old Castle  Danger cover on the left. New Castle Danger cover on the right. Comments? I also cleaned up some typos that snuck past a proofreader as well as my wife and I. *GRRR* I Continue reading New Castle Danger Cover

Radio Interview about Castle Danger

I’ll be interviewed on KOWZ-FM and KRUE radio on Friday, November 18, between 8:30 and 9:00 am to talk about my suspense novel, Castle Danger. If you or someone you know who likes suspense fiction is in the southern Minnesota listening Continue reading Radio Interview about Castle Danger

Results of the Goodreads.com Giveaway of Castle Danger

The Goodreads.com Giveaway is over and I am very pleased with the response. One thousand three hundred thirty-three (1,133) book lovers entered for a chance to win one of five (5) signed copies of Castle Danger. Wow! I would have Continue reading Results of the Goodreads.com Giveaway of Castle Danger

Books and Music Go Together Well

If you had been signed up for my newsletter, you’d be getting a link to the “Official Castle Danger Soundtrack.” 🙂 Want to hear samples of all the great music that Matt hummed or sung to himself or heard or Continue reading Books and Music Go Together Well

Getting Back to a Writing Routine

I’d been warned by my writing colleagues who have published books that marketing one’s book is a time-consuming beast. They were right. In today’s publishing climate, authors must become small businesses and take charge of all facets of that business. Continue reading Getting Back to a Writing Routine

Another Successful Book Signing

Owatonna has great community spirit and the residents support each other in countless ways, most of them charitable. But we also appreciate having a vibrant local economy. The dozens of locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, florists, gift shops, photography studios, Continue reading Another Successful Book Signing

The Importance of Beta Readers to Authors

One of the best lessons I learned as worked on my novels is that no matter how brilliant you believe your writing to be, the litmus test is ultimately how other readers feel about your writing. Especially if you intend Continue reading The Importance of Beta Readers to Authors

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