BBBS Update–My Little Brother is Getting Big

BBBS Update I like to post an occasional BBBS update of what’s going on with me and my Little Brother so you can see that Big Brothers Big Sisters is a major part of my life. It hopefully shows prospective Continue reading BBBS Update–My Little Brother is Getting Big

Fun with Loons, the MN State Bird

Not fun with loons as in real-life flying, swimming birds. Fun with the MN United FC’s mascot, PK Loon. Showing off our cool team scarves that we got for participating. Well, Ethan participated in the drills and scrimmages. I was Continue reading Fun with Loons, the MN State Bird

Steele County Times Article

mugging for the photographer for the Steele County Times Article

I want to share this nice Steele County Times article by reporter Chris Baldwin. Chris covered one of my recent book-signings in Owatonna to celebrate the release of Straight River. Award-winning author stops by the town he calls home for Continue reading Steele County Times Article

A Fun Week of Straight River Book Launch Events

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Three Book Launch Events in Five Days–Whew! Thanks to Central Park Coffee, Little Professor Book Center, and Learning Rx—Owatonna Fitness for hosting me as I sold and signed copies of my second novel, Straight River. Events during Minnesota winters are Continue reading A Fun Week of Straight River Book Launch Events

Excellent Start to the Straight River Book Launch Events

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The launch of my second novel, Straight River, is off to a strong start. An appreciative, enthusiastic group of book lovers showed up at Central Park Coffee in Owatonna on Feb. 28. Michelle Redman, the executive director of Big Brothers Continue reading Excellent Start to the Straight River Book Launch Events

Straight River Book Launch Activities Start Tomorrow!

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 Schedule for Straight River BOOK LAUNCH WEEK in Owatonna THU, Feb. 28, 2019. Official Book Launch Celebration. 4-6 p.m. at Central Park Coffee, 113 N. Cedar, Owatonna MN SAT, Mar. 2, 2019. 10 am- NOON. Little Professor Book Center, 110 W. Continue reading Straight River Book Launch Activities Start Tomorrow!

I Have Print Copies of Straight River

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For everyone who lives in southern Minnesota, I’m pleased to announce that I received my first shipment of print copies of Straight River yesterday. So . . .  if you CAN’T WAIT until the Book Launch Celebration on February 28th at Central Continue reading I Have Print Copies of Straight River

Welcome to the World Straight River 

Straight River

Straight River is now for sale! To purchase print copies of Straight River today, the best way for you to help your community is to order a copy from your nearest independent bookstore. Go to the website Indiebound.org and enter your zip code to find your Continue reading Welcome to the World Straight River 

A Day in the Life of a Big Brother

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a volunteer Big Brother? It’s not hard. Just be there for your Little and do things together that you both either like to do or are interested in exploring. Like bowling on a Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Big Brother

A Book Festival and a Pirate Festival in One Weekend

**Sorry folks. I forgot to post this last week.** From the sublime to the ridiculous? Maybe just ” . . . to the silly and fun.” Took Little Brother Ethan to the local presentation of the Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival in town Continue reading A Book Festival and a Pirate Festival in One Weekend