New Events; Bonus Material for Newsletter Subscribers

New Events The new events are June 30, July 17, and Nov. 27-28. Go to my Events and Appearances page for details. BONUS MATERIAL FOR NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS Ever wonder what it would be like to take a canoe trip in Continue reading New Events; Bonus Material for Newsletter Subscribers

Welcome Summer and Live Book Events

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of Summer. For me as an author, I welcome Summer with LIVE book events. FIRST UP Thursday, June 3, 5 pm-8 pm. Downtown Thursday, North Cedar Avenue, Owatonna MN. Also happening on Thursday, July Continue reading Welcome Summer and Live Book Events

While This Author’s Away, the Beta Readers Will Fillet . . . My Manuscript

While the author’s away, my loyal beta readers are well into critiquing my “polished first draft” of the sequel to Castle Danger (working title: Book Three). While they do their thing, I’m doing what smart (?) authors do–taking a break Continue reading While This Author’s Away, the Beta Readers Will Fillet . . . My Manuscript

ODDS & ENDS

Among this week’s odds & ends, I’ve got some new photos and videos uploaded for my Exclusive Newsletter subscribers. (Want to see them and a lot of other special content? Simply use the “Exclusive Newsletter Subscriber Form” found on the Continue reading ODDS & ENDS

Progress Report

I’ve been lax at keeping you up to date on my next book, so here’s a progress report: WRITING IS DARN DIFFICULT! 🙂 I’m making slow progress on finishing the first draft. A few scenes and characters don’t feel quite Continue reading Progress Report

Dog Days of Winter?

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Not much going on so far in 2021 (personally, that is). Feels like the Dog Days of Winter, sort of like the Dog Days of Summer, except really cold. Finally broke through that two-weekPolar Vortex and returned to normal temperatures–25 Continue reading Dog Days of Winter?

A One-Question Survey for You

Hi, Everyone, I need your input to help me select a title for the next book in my Matt Lanier mystery-thriller series. Here’s a one-question survey for you that will give me some guidance. An important thing to remember is Continue reading A One-Question Survey for You

MY BEST READS OF 2020

Time for my annual post of great reads for the previous year. Without further ado, here is the post my newsletter subscribers got to read LAST NIGHT (hint, hint) entitled: My Best Reads of 2020. My 2020 in Books Number Continue reading MY BEST READS OF 2020

Looking Ahead to 2021

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2020 pretty much sucked for most of us in one way or another. That’s why I started looking ahead to 2021 a lot sooner than normal. But humans are by nature resilient. We adapt and muddle through the best we Continue reading Looking Ahead to 2021

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE NOW THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2021

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A RARE EVENT Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are history, so it’s time for a special holiday book sale. Time to find unique gifts that are rarely found in big box stores or online mega-retailers. To that Continue reading HOLIDAY BOOK SALE NOW THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2021