Next Up: Austin ArtWorks Festival

Straight River Book Tour–Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 The Austin ArtWorks Festival is a terrific two-day art, book, and music festival in the small yet vibrant town of Austin, Minnesota (headquarters of Hormel and home of the SPAM Museum). I’ll be one Continue reading Next Up: Austin ArtWorks Festival

A Fantastic Weekend

I had a fantastic weekend Up North. First, I stopped at Beagle & Wolf Books and Bindery in the cool, funky town of Park Rapids MN. Even on a Friday afternoon, the store was steadily busy. Most customers were cabin Continue reading A Fantastic Weekend

Straight River Book Tour Hits the Road

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Going “Up North” The Straight River Book Tour is going Up North to Park Rapids MN and Hackensack MN next weekend. This will be the farthest from home I’ve gone since attending the NAC Art and Book Festival in Hackensack last Continue reading Straight River Book Tour Hits the Road

Downtown Thursdays This Week

To all my Southern Minnesota fans, I’ll be at Downtown Thursdays in Owatonna this Thursday, Aug.1, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Come downtown on North Cedar and buy a personally signed copy of Straight River and/or Castle Danger. I’ll Continue reading Downtown Thursdays This Week

NAC Art & Book Festival Update

Just a reminder that the NAC Art & Book Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It’s held in beautiful (but TINY) downtown Hackensack MN and is going strong after almost a quarter-century! Continue reading NAC Art & Book Festival Update

Meet Me at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival

I’ve got an all-day booth at the world-famous Hopkins, MN Raspberry Festival. The festival’s Marketplace Fair will happen on Saturday, July 20, from 9:00 to 4:00 pm. I’ll have a booth on the south side of Main Street between 6th Continue reading Meet Me at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival

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

Event Reminder and NEW EVENTS Booked

UPCOMING EVENT REMINDER and New Events Booked I’ll be at Buffalo Books & Coffee this Saturday from 10 am until Noon. Some lucky customer there will be the first person to buy a signed copy of Castle Danger with its Continue reading Event Reminder and NEW EVENTS Booked

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

Mainstreet Day Reminder and Two New Events Scheduled

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Hopkins Mainstreet Day This is a Mainstreet Day reminder that I’ll be in Hopkins, on Main Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm selling and signing copies of Straight River and Castle Danger. The weather Continue reading Mainstreet Day Reminder and Two New Events Scheduled