CLUE Book Awards; Review Challenge; Sign up to learn my 2019 Favorite Book

I’m happy to share that the 2019 CLUE Book Awards (a Mystery-Thriller contest sponsored by Chanticleer Book Reviews) has Long Listed Straight River. Still a long way to go to reach the top prize. At least we made it past Continue reading CLUE Book Awards; Review Challenge; Sign up to learn my 2019 Favorite Book

Thank You GSR Fine Art Festival; Review Update; Year-End Stuff

RECAP The GSR Fine Art Festival was first-class all the way. Dozens of outstanding visual artists plus three intrepid authors–Me, Jeffrey Matthews, and Julie Schrader.  I met a lot of nice people, sold some books, and enjoyed the live music Continue reading Thank You GSR Fine Art Festival; Review Update; Year-End Stuff

NEW EVENT; REVIEW CHALLENGE UPDATE

I’m participating in a new event this year, the GSR Fine Art Festival in Mankato MN. Saturday and Sunday, Nov.30 and Dec.1. The event is held in the Banquet Hall at the Mankato Civic Center. 10 am to 6 pm Continue reading NEW EVENT; REVIEW CHALLENGE UPDATE

Year-End Review Challenge Continues

My Year-End Review Challenge to you is to post 30 NEW reviews/ratings for Straight River before the start of 2020.  THIRTY BEFORE TWENTY! Less than Fifty days left to get thirty new reviews/ratings of Straight River. It doesn’t matter which Continue reading Year-End Review Challenge Continues

YEAR END REVIEW CHALLENGE UPDATE

As of 11/10/2019, Straight River has a total of TWENTY-FOUR (25) ratings and/or reviews. The target is FIFTY-FOUR (54). Please take five minutes to write a review and START POSTING. Be a positive part of this Straight River Year-End Review Continue reading YEAR END REVIEW CHALLENGE UPDATE

Year-End Review Challenge

Straight River is selling much better in its first year than Castle Danger did, yet reviews for Straight River are lagging behind the pace set by Castle Danger reviews in year one. Hence, my Year-End Review Challenge. Ten reviews are Continue reading Year-End Review Challenge

Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

For author-publishers like me, it’s all about reviews, reviews, reviews. Next to word-of-mouth advertising, online reviews are the single best marketing tool most authors can use. But we can’t write more than our own review (if we choose to–most don’t). Continue reading Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

Buffalo Books & Coffee Coming Up Next

Summer beach reads

The Straight River Book Tour chugs ahead with its next stop slated for Buffalo Books & Coffee in beautiful downtown Buffalo MN. One week from today–Saturday, June 15, from 10:00 am until Noon. I’m excited to add a new bookstore Continue reading Buffalo Books & Coffee Coming Up Next

Summer Reads for 2019

Summer beach reads

Everyone seems to love lists of Summer Reads. You know, books to read books at the beach or the cabin or the mountain campsite during summer vacation. Books that are fun, easy-reading, non-academic, don’t require dozens of hours to read, Continue reading Summer Reads for 2019

Reviews Reviews Reviews

Straight River Cover

I’m feeling the love at recent book signings (excellent sales in my opinion), but the online reviews, reviews, REVIEWS for Straight River are lagging the pace of those for Castle Danger at a similar point after each book launch. I’m Continue reading Reviews Reviews Reviews