A New Record

Rustic Mamas’ Market Recap I’m thrilled to announce I set a new record for book sales in one day at an in-person event on Saturday at the Rustic Mamas’ Market. The number isn’t important (and it would be embarrassing for Continue reading A New Record

Bouchercon or Bust

It’s Bouchercon or Bust for me this weekend as I head up to Minneapolis for the huge convergence of mystery authors and fans, the World Mystery Convention, aka Bouchercon. Thursday through Sunday, September 8-11, I’ll immerse myself into the world Continue reading Bouchercon or Bust

On The Road Again

I’ll be on the road again next weekend for two of my favorite events. First, I’ll be selling and signing books at the wonderfully charming Beagle & Wolf Books & Bindery in Park Rapids, MN on Friday, Aug. 12, from Continue reading On The Road Again

Final Outdoor Event

It’s been a great outdoor bookselling season. My final outdoor event of 2022 is one I’m the most excited about: Downtown Thursday on North Cedar Ave. in Owatonna. When? Thursday, August 4, 5-8:30 pm. Why am I excited? Because our Continue reading Final Outdoor Event

Berries and Downtowns and GEMS Oh My

I’m not quite “off to see the Wizard” “Berries and Downtowns and GEMS, Oh My” doesn’t hold a candle to “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!”, that iconic chant uttered by Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” But I’ll Continue reading Berries and Downtowns and GEMS Oh My

How Do You Choose a Book?

I Value Your Opinion I’m researching the most popular reasons people buy books. How do you choose a book? There are only two questions in this short survey. HERE’S THE LINK: Book Buying Survey The reason I ask is to Continue reading How Do You Choose a Book?

Marketing During a Pandemic

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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 Continue reading Marketing During a Pandemic

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

Another Milestone

It may be just another milestone for some authors, but for me, it’s huge! As of this month, January 2020, I have officially sold more than 1,000 copies of my books to you wonderful readers. I had no expectations that Continue reading Another Milestone

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 Best Book I Read in 2019