TIME TO STEP UP AND BE GREAT CITIZENS

The last time America acted great

*This is a NON-PARTISAN but slightly political post* For the first time since World War II, it’s time to step up and be great citizens of this country. Covid-19 is here to stay. It will affect every single one of Continue reading TIME TO STEP UP AND BE GREAT CITIZENS

Another Honor for Straight River; New Events on Calendar

I’m pleased to announce another honor for Straight River. It has reached the Semifinals of the CLUE Book Awards for Suspense & Thriller Fiction (Yay!). But don’t get too excited because I’m still competing with THIRTY (30) other books for first Continue reading Another Honor for Straight River; New Events on Calendar

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

The Best Book I Read in 2019

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 WEEK (hint, hint) entitled: The Best Book I Read in 2019. My 2019 in Continue reading The Best Book I Read in 2019

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