Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN is my favorite charity. It’s near and dear to my heart. I’ve been a volunteer Big Brother since November 2000.

Cover Reveal

 Your first look at the cover of LITTLE MOUNTAIN, BIG TROUBLE In publishing, nothing is ever final until it’s in print, so this may get tweaked a bit. But it’s 99% of what I want. (I’ll probably change the top little script above “LITTLE.”) Little Mountain, Big Trouble is a labor of love that pays homage …

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Bowl For Kids’ Sake

Big Fun Next Weekend One of my favorite stops for promoting my books is at the Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN. It’s very relaxed and fun and noisy. Watching the Littles and Bigs bowl is a blast. It’s also heartening to see so many businesses and …

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2023 Rosemount Writers Fest Poster

One Week From Today

“BOOK-BUYING SEASON” STARTS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! DON’T MISS the Rosemount Writers’ Festival and Book Fair at the Steeple Center in lovely downtown Rosemount MN. When? Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. More than three dozen authors from many genres will sell and sign books from 10-4. Keynote speaker Brian Lutterman (one of …

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2023 Rosemount Writers Fest Poster

Let the Bookselling Season Begin

My Winter Hiatus is Over After a restful three months away from live author events, I’m gearing up for the 2023 bookselling season. My first event? The Rosemount Writers’ Festival and Book Fair at the Steeple Center in lovely downtown Rosemount MN. When? Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. More than three …

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My Second Favorite Day of the Year

Donation Time My second favorite day of the year is the day I present a check to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota for all the money I generated through my book sales in the previous calendar year. I’m proud to say I blew my old annual donation record out of the water! And …

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Dangerous Straits ebook cover

Recognition for Dangerous Straits

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 and Dangerous Straits made the cut! 🙂  There’s still a long way to go–semifinalists, finalists, winner–but DS made it to the second stage. Little Mountain, …

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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 about it, here’s another way to help BBBS simply by shopping at Amazon.com. I just …

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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 bestselling authors), but local readers’ interest in my books and their enjoyment of them is …

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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 of those readers for trusting me (initially) and then coming back eagerly for the second …

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Dangerous Straits print cover

Upcoming Events

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 meet-and-greet for the past two years. It’s lots of fun, sort of like an online …

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