Join author and Big Brother Chris Norbury at Bocce ball For Kids’ Sake on MON, September 21, and WED-FRI, September 23-25, from 4-7 p.m. each day.  Buy a signed copy of one or all of his books and chat with Continue reading BFKS REMINDER

BFKS Schedule Reduction

Due to a lack of teams signed up, I’ll only be selling books at BFKS on WED, THU, and FRI, September 23-25. There is still time for you to join a team for those dates, or donate to Big Brothers Continue reading BFKS Schedule Reduction


GREAT NEWS I’m happy to announce that BFKS is back. For those of you who don’t know, BFKS usually stands for “Bowl For Kids’ Sake.” It’s one of the biggest fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN and Continue reading BFKS is BACK!

BBBS Summer Fun

CSN Press website

Being a Big Brother or Sister in Minnesota is all about BBBS summer fun. Even with pandemic restrictions, Bigs do the best we can to connect with our Littles. Fortunately, outdoor activities have leaped to the forefront of match activity Continue reading BBBS Summer Fun

Updated Summer Reads 2020

Cover of Cooked to Death, Vol.V

Updated Summer Reads 2020–Almost forgot my newest publication In my previous post, “Summer Reads 2020,” I forgot to mention and provide a link to my new book (technically a short story in a new anthology), Cooked to Death, Vol. V: Continue reading Updated Summer Reads 2020

Do Something Positive During the Pandemic

Do you feel the urge to do something positive during the pandemic but don’t know what to do? Maybe you’re in a high-risk group (age, pre-existing condition, poor general health). But you feel great now and want to help those Continue reading Do Something Positive During the Pandemic

My Favorite Day of the Year

My Favorite Day of the Year is the day I make my annual donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. As you probably know, I donate a portion of my novel sales to this fantastic organization. It started Continue reading My Favorite Day of the Year

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

Me and Ethan 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