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

Castle Danger Book Launch Celebration a Big Success

My Book Launch Celebration at Perfect Day Cakes in Owatonna was a big success in more ways than one. First, the turnout was greater than I had dared imagine. Second, many of my family, especially Mom, were present to share Continue reading Castle Danger Book Launch Celebration a Big Success

Family Support is More Important Than We Realize

When I tell people I write novels, I often get strangely vague reactions that imply, “Hmm, this guy must be mildly delusional to think he can actually write 300-page novels.”  Or they may say, “Oh-h-, that’s interesting,” and change the Continue reading Family Support is More Important Than We Realize

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

Getting the Word Out About Castle Danger Through the Local Newspaper

I had an enjoyable interview with reporter Anna Segner from the Owatonna People’s Press. We talked about my upcoming Book Launch Celebration. I used our fine local media for getting the word out about Castle Danger. Check it out. Owatonna Continue reading Getting the Word Out About Castle Danger Through the Local Newspaper

Save the Date for My Debut Novel Book Launch Celebration

You are cordially invited to attend a “Book Launch Celebration” for my début suspense novel, Castle Danger, on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The party will take place at The Perfect Day Cakes & Bakery, 324 North Cedar Avenue, Continue reading Save the Date for My Debut Novel Book Launch Celebration

My First Online Video Interview as an Author

Old and new covers for Castle Danger

I recently had the pleasure of doing my first online video interview as an author.  I talked about my first novel, Castle Danger, with Sandee Hardy-Hagen, host of “Straight Talk” at Owatonnalive.com. Check it out here by clicking the link, Continue reading My First Online Video Interview as an Author

My First Book Signing Event

You are cordially invited to attend a “book launch celebration” for my debut suspense novel, Castle Danger, on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The party will take place at The Perfect Day Cakes & Bakery, 324 North Cedar Avenue, Continue reading My First Book Signing Event