THANK YOU

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU. Sales of Straight River and Castle Danger through the end of July 2019 (seven months) have exceeded my annual book sales totals for each of the three previous years. I’m gratified beyond words that you’ve enjoyed my work and have told friends and family about my novels. …

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Straight River Book Tour Hits the Road

Going “Up North” The Straight River Book Tour is going Up North to Park Rapids MN and Hackensack MN next weekend.┬áThis will be the farthest from home I’ve gone since attending the NAC Art and Book Festival in Hackensack last year at this time. First stop is Friday, Aug 9, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 …

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Downtown Thursdays This Week

To all my Southern Minnesota fans, I’ll be at Downtown Thursdays in Owatonna this Thursday, Aug.1, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Come downtown on North Cedar and buy a personally signed copy of Straight River and/or Castle Danger. I’ll be somewhere in the 100-200 block of North Cedar because I haven’t received my booth …

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NAC Art & Book Festival Update

Just a reminder that the NAC Art & Book Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It’s held in beautiful (but TINY) downtown Hackensack MN and is going strong after almost a quarter-century! I just got an update letter from the organizers and it looks like the Festival …

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Washed out in Hopkins

Not surprising, today’s Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Craft Fair was washed out today thanks to torrential rains thunderstorms and high winds. Unfortunately, I’d already set up my popup canopy tent before the serious weather hit. The wind hit Main Street hard and was blowing tents and canopies and tables all over the place. The result …

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Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

For author-publishers like me, it’s all about reviews, reviews, reviews. Next to word-of-mouth advertising, online reviews are the single best marketing tool most authors can use. But we can’t write more than our own review (if we choose to–most don’t). I reviewed my books, but only on Goodreads.com because I read both as a reader, …

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Meet Me at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival

I’ve got an all-day booth at the world-famous Hopkins, MN Raspberry Festival. The festival’s Marketplace Fair will happen on Saturday, July 20, from 9:00 to 4:00 pm. I’ll have a booth on the south side of Main Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue. It’s a similar event to the Mainstreet Day event I participated …

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Straight River Book Tour Resumes After a Hiatus

My Straight River Book Tour has exceeded my expectations and has kept me busy almost weekly since March with signings and other events. I’ve had a much-appreciated restful, yet productive break of five weeks. I’m mainly working on the outline for the sequel to Castle Danger! (Almost done). I’ll be back in book-signing action with …

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Deep Valley Book Festival Headliners Details

I’m excited to participate for the second consecutive year in the Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato MN this fall. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Straight River as well as hot-off-the-press copies of Castle Danger featuring the new cover. Here’s a link to the bios of the featured author/speakers. Mark you calendar for …

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Event Reminder and NEW EVENTS Booked

UPCOMING EVENT REMINDER and New Events Booked I’ll be at Buffalo Books & Coffee this Saturday from 10 am until Noon. Some lucky customer there will be the first person to buy a signed copy of Castle Danger with its NEW COVER. (Shown below) I’m not saying it’ll be a collector’s item or anything like …

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