Recognition for Dangerous Straits

Dangerous Straits ebook cover

Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBA) I’m pleased to announce the next level of recognition for Dangerous Straits. The CIBA Clue Book Awards for Suspense/Thrillers recently announced their 2022 Short List. I’m pleased to say that Dangerous Straits made the cut! Continue reading Recognition for Dangerous Straits

Another Way to Help BBBS

Who knew shopping at Amazon could help BBBS? Most of you know I am a long-time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN through my book sales and as a Big Brother “Emeritus.” But if you don’t know Continue reading Another Way to Help BBBS

A New Record

Rustic Mamas’ Market Recap I’m thrilled to announce I set a new record for book sales in one day at an in-person event on Saturday at the Rustic Mamas’ Market. The number isn’t important (and it would be embarrassing for Continue reading A New Record

Another Milestone

THANKS TO ALL MY CUSTOMERS I blew through another milestone in my book sales this past Saturday at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Craft Fair. I’ve now sold 2,000 copies of my books!  😛 Thanks to each and every one Continue reading Another Milestone

Upcoming Events

Dangerous Straits print cover

After a week off, I’m back on the Dangerous Straits book launch tour with the following upcoming events: Bookstube at the Bierstube Normally an in-person event at the Bierstube in Hastings MN, the pandemic has forced this into a virtual Continue reading Upcoming Events

Week 6 of the Dangerous Straits Book Tour

WEEK 6 After a successful event at the fabulous Once Upon a Crime Bookstore in Minneapolis, Week 6 of the Dangerous Straits Book Tour is back home in Owatonna at the Owatonna Public Library. I’ll be doing a new and Continue reading Week 6 of the Dangerous Straits Book Tour

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

AKA: Walking the Walk I have a long association with a fantastic local charity–Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. And I’m putting my money where my mouth is when I say I make annual donations to them based on Continue reading Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

Busy August

As usual, I’ll have a busy August with several book events plus two golf tournaments and a visit with friends up in NW Minnesota. I hope to see you at one of these upcoming events. Book Events THU, August 5, Continue reading Busy August

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

Dog Days of Winter?

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?