Deep Valley Book Festival Sneak Preview

The Straight River Book Tour is still going strong into the fall with the Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato MN scheduled for Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. 

Below is the link to a poster showing the featured authors and speakers for the event.


Yours truly will appear on his first author panel: “It’s a Mystery to Me.” I’ll be joined by Allen Eskens, Rhonda Gilliland, and Deborah Stevens. The panel will be moderated by Kiersten Hall. Should be lots of fun. This is my second time at the Deep Valley Book Festival. I think it will be bigger and better than last year’s event.

Before that, however, don’t forget to stop in and buy your autographed copies of Straight River and Castle Danger at the Rosemount Country Faire. That fun event is happening on Saturday, September 21. Held at the Steeple Center in Rosemount MN, it runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This l event is sponsored by the Rosemount Area Arts Council and will feature dozens of local authors.

August was the best month ever for sales of Straight River and Castle Danger. Thanks to all who have bought copies, and a special thanks to all the readers I’ve met on my travels around the state. Personal interactions, even for a few minutes in a bookstore or at a book fair, are more rewarding than the money (but that’s nice too!).

Let me know what you think about my new header. I’ve added it my Facebook and Twitter accounts. I might put it up as my new website header, but I’m not sure it’s perfect for that. I’ll experiment with other options in the next few months.

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