Dog Days of Winter?

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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?

MY BEST READS OF 2020

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Time for my annual post of great reads for the previous year. Without further ado, here is the post my newsletter subscribers got to read LAST NIGHT (hint, hint) entitled: My Best Reads of 2020. My 2020 in Books Number Continue reading MY BEST READS OF 2020

Looking Ahead to 2021

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2020 pretty much sucked for most of us in one way or another. That’s why I started looking ahead to 2021 a lot sooner than normal. But humans are by nature resilient. We adapt and muddle through the best we Continue reading Looking Ahead to 2021

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE NOW THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2021

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A RARE EVENT Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are history, so it’s time for a special holiday book sale. Time to find unique gifts that are rarely found in big box stores or online mega-retailers. To that Continue reading HOLIDAY BOOK SALE NOW THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2021

Books & Beer Book Club Reminder

Here’s the FB link for information on how to join this virtual book club meeting via Zoom. https://www.facebook.com/events/403047870596971/ If you’ve read Straight River and always wanted to ask the author (ME!) some questions about the story or characters, now’s your Continue reading Books & Beer Book Club Reminder

Strange Days Indeed

A coronavirus pandemic alone is sufficient to make these “strange days indeed.” Throw in a crazy election year, racial and social unrest, climate change, multi-trillion-dollar government aid bills, and we’re talking seriously strange. So when I gassed up my car Continue reading Strange Days Indeed

A Pleasant Surprise (and some free publicity)

I received a pleasant surprise when an author colleague sent me this link to a well-known MN blogger. Finally, well into COVID-19, I go to the library

LIVE Radio Interview This Morning

LIVE Radio Interview on 103.5 FM, The Sun Radio Don’t forget I’ll be interviewed by Rex Owen on his radio show at 10:00 a.m. today, Monday Aug.3. You can Livestream the broadcast if you aren’t in the broadcast area (southern Continue reading LIVE Radio Interview This Morning

New Virtual Event; Another Postponement

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NEW VIRTUAL EVENT I’m pleased to announce I’ve been invited to participate in the Midstream Reading Series on Sept. 10. I’ll join three other Minnesota authors to read selections from our works. Many speakers in the past have been poets. Continue reading New Virtual Event; Another Postponement

SUMMER READS 2020

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Therefore, here are a few books I think will make great summer reads. Read them on your downtime or on vacation. In addition, read them just sitting in a lounge chair on Continue reading SUMMER READS 2020