Book signing events

Virtual Deep Valley Book Festival

Please join me and dozens of MN authors for the Virtual Deep Valley Book Festival. WHEN: SAT., OCT. 3, 9:45 AM- 8:00 PM SUN, OCT. 4, 10:45 AM- 5:00 PM WHERE: FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME VIA YOUR COMPUTER OR SMART DEVICE. Pick and choose from hourly sessions featuring different authors and genres. …

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Last-Minute Appearance

My neighbor, Gwen, and two of her friends organized an event called the NorthEnd Market in our neighborhood. The event features a dozen or so craftspeople who will be selling their wares in what she calls “A Parade of Sales.” Sort of a garage sale pub crawl that features a variety of handmade arts and …

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Join author and Big Brother Chris Norbury at Bocce ball For Kids’ Sake on MON, September 21, and WED-FRI, September 23-25, from 4-7 p.m. each day.  Buy a signed copy of one or all of his books and chat with him about his writing, his nearly 20-year experience as a Big Brother, and why he …


BFKS Schedule Reduction

Due to a lack of teams signed up, I’ll only be selling books at BFKS on WED, THU, and FRI, September 23-25. There is still time for you to join a team for those dates, or donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN.  Most importantly, you don’t need to play Bocce ball For …

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GREAT NEWS I’m happy to announce that BFKS is back. For those of you who don’t know, BFKS usually stands for “Bowl For Kids’ Sake.” It’s one of the biggest fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN and has taken place annually for decades. However, due to the pandemic, the wise leaders at …

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New Virtual Event; Another Postponement

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. So if you like poetry, check the blog to find out how to join the …

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Another Cancellation; R&R on the North Shore

Yet another cancellation has hit my book-signing schedule this year. The Deep Valley Book Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, has been changed to a virtual event on Oct. 3 & 4. Check my Events & Appearances page for updated times and details. It’s been a tough spring and summer for all authors, musicians, performers, …

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Marketing During a Pandemic

With COVID-19 here to stay, marketing during a pandemic is a challenge for all businesses. Authors are no exception. Most of us schedule numerous book signings and book fairs during the year. These events are where we get to meet some of the most interesting and wonderful people. Namely, book readers and book lovers. With …

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Authors Are Small Businesses Too

A Reluctant comment about Covid-19 Pointing up the fact that authors are small businesses too, and equally affected by the sudden collapse of economic activity due to fears of contagion, pandemics, and the like, I’ve been affected by cancellations of book signing opportunities in the near future. Unfortunately, my next three scheduled appearances have all …

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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 that played all day, each day. So mark your calendar for next year’s GSR Fine …

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