Authors Are Small Businesses Too

A Reluctant comment about Covid-19

Pointing up the fact that authors are small businesses too, and equally affected by the sudden collapse of economic activity due to fears of contagion, pandemics, and the like, I’ve been affected by cancellations of book signing opportunities in the near future.

Unfortunately, my next three scheduled appearances have all been postponed. The affected appearances are:

  • THU, March 19, 2020, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Rosemount Area Arts Council, Meet the Author, Dakota County Library, Rosemount MN ( In-depth discussion. Ask questions. Find out what makes me tick as a writer. I might even read an excerpt from a work in progress!) Rescheduled for THU, Oct. 15, 2020, same time and place.
  • SAT, March 21, 2020, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm. Rosemount Writers’ Festival & Book Fair, Steeple Center, Rosemount¬† MN. ¬†Will be incorporated into the Rosemount Country Faire in September.
  • THU-SUN, March 26-29, 2020. University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison WI. It will be rescheduled later this year.

One appearance that I forgot to list on the Events and Appearances Page is the anniversary of Once Upon A Crime Bookstore in Minneapolis. The date and time are SAT. April 4, from 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm. A host of authors, including me, will be present and ready to sign books for their fans. I hope it doesn’t get canceled and I hope you all can make it. I’ll keep you posted.


But don’t forget, you can still buy my books–Straight River, Castle Danger, and now, Cooked to Death, Vol. V: Restaurant in Peace, at your favorite independent bookstore or online.

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