My Motivation for Writing and Selling Books

Monthly Newsletter says this is the last look at the old Castle Danger cover

MONEY IS NOT THE ONLY MOTIVATION Being an author whose books are “yet to achieve” major bestseller status isn’t particularly rewarding in the monetary sense. Some rewards come from meeting avid readers, advocates for literacy, and making friends with other Continue reading My Motivation for Writing and Selling Books

Upcoming Appearance–Rosemount Writers Festival & Book Fair

Castle Danger original cover

I’m excited to be invited to appear at the Second Annual Rosemount Writers Festival & Book Fair. Saturday, March 24, 2018. I’ll be signing copies of Castle Danger between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm. Rosemount is located south of St. Continue reading Upcoming Appearance–Rosemount Writers Festival & Book Fair

Still not a Dream–Part 2

Castle Danger original cover

Always cool to see yourself listed in a major writing magazine for winning an award. A total of forty-four books either won their category or received an honorable mention. More than 2,300 books were entered in the contest. A small Continue reading Still not a Dream–Part 2

Authors, Are you interested in entering your book in the Kindle Book Awards contest?

If so, click on the link below. Kindle Book Awards I entered Castle Danger. It’s a reasonable price for a contest and there are cash prizes for the winners. Worth a shot if you think your book has what it Continue reading Authors, Are you interested in entering your book in the Kindle Book Awards contest?

This Award is NOT a Dream

Castle Danger original cover

Pretty cool to see my book listed as one of the 44 award winners in 2017. And yes, I pinched myself! Writer’s Digest Self-published Book Awards *Scroll down to “Genre Fiction to see Castle Danger* Check out all the winners Continue reading This Award is NOT a Dream

Minnesota 2018–Blizzards and Book Clubs

My cousin-in-law, Deb, graciously invited me to meet with her book club last evening to discuss my novel, Castle Danger. As is usual in Minnesota, one must factor weather into travel plans, which leads to most plans being tentative–as in, “I’ll Continue reading Minnesota 2018–Blizzards and Book Clubs

The Best Books I Read in 2017

My 2017 Reading Summary Books read: 80 Five-star ratings: 10 Four-star ratings: 40 Three-star ratings: 19 Two-star, One-star, and not rated: 11 Fiction: 60 Non-fiction: 20 My Rating System I follow the Goodreads.com guidelines. A three-star rating means I liked Continue reading The Best Books I Read in 2017

Gifts of Experiences, not Gifts of Things

Like many people have done, I’ve turned away from the Christmas frenzy of buying gifts for everyone and receiving gifts from those people. I finally realized all those things are often soon forgotten. Most people can ill afford to buy Continue reading Gifts of Experiences, not Gifts of Things