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

Straight River and Castle Danger SALE

Booklocker.com Sale Plus an Event Reminder THIS WEEKEND ONLY, my books, Straight River and Castle Danger, are on sale at Booklocker.com. TWENTY PERCENT OFF! (excluding shipping & handling) Use the checkout code “Gobble2019” and place your order before Midnight on Continue reading Straight River and Castle Danger SALE

Straight River Book Tour Resumes After a Hiatus

My Straight River Book Tour has exceeded my expectations and has kept me busy almost weekly since March with signings and other events. I’ve had a much-appreciated restful, yet productive break of five weeks. I’m mainly working on the outline Continue reading Straight River Book Tour Resumes After a Hiatus

Deep Valley Book Festival Headliners Details

I’m excited to participate for the second consecutive year in the Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato MN this fall. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Straight River as well as hot-off-the-press copies of Castle Danger featuring the new Continue reading Deep Valley Book Festival Headliners Details

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

Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come

Straight River Cover

Another Terrific Bookstore I visited another terrific bookstore yesterday for a signing–Paperbacks & Pieces in Winona MN. The owner, Shelley Olson, has been a mainstay at the store for some twenty years. She and her store seem to be an Continue reading Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come

UW Writers’ Institute

Straight River Cover

SO YOU THINK WRITERS ARE INTROVERTED RECLUSES? Wrong! We have fun with each other–at least after hours at writing conferences. And yes, alcohol is often involved, but . . . sometimes we just get silly at 1:30 in the afternoon Continue reading UW Writers’ Institute

The Straight River Book Tour Continues

Straight RIver cover

The Straight River Book Tour Continues. The next event to promote my latest novel, Straight River, is the Rosemount Writers Festival and Book Fair. It’s happening this Saturday, March 23, from 10:30-4:30. The event is sponsored by the Rosemount Area Continue reading The Straight River Book Tour Continues

Steele County Times Article

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