Hey, Twin Cities. Meet me in Hopkins

Monthly Newsletter says this is the last look at the old Castle Danger cover

Hey Twin Cities, meet me in Hopkins on Saturday, May 19, on Main Street between 6th and 12th from 9 am- 4 pm. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Castle Danger and I’d love to meet you. https://www.facebook.com/events/171056357062094/

Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day– Woohoo! On Saturday, April 28, I put my money where my mouth is and patronized my local independent bookseller in honor of Independent Bookstore Day. I found one MN author whom I’ve never read who has published Continue reading Independent Bookstore Day

Little Moments, Big Magic, Super Salesmen

It was all about Little Moments and Big Magic. I had a great weekend promoting Castle Danger, but as it turned out, selling books wasn’t nearly the best part of the two events I was at.  Bowl For Kid’s Sake Continue reading Little Moments, Big Magic, Super Salesmen

Contest Entry and General Updates for Castle Danger

Contests I decided to enter Castle Danger in a few book award contests on the off-chance I might actually win a (supposedly) coveted prize. I just got word that my book is being “Featured” on the AmericanBookFest.com website for 5 Continue reading Contest Entry and General Updates for Castle Danger

New Castle Danger Cover

NEW Castle Danger BOOK COVER! Old Castle  Danger cover on the left. New Castle Danger cover on the right. Comments? I also cleaned up some typos that snuck past a proofreader as well as my wife and I. GRRR I Continue reading New Castle Danger Cover

Radio Interview about Castle Danger

I’ll be interviewed on KOWZ-FM and KRUE radio on Friday, November 18, between 8:30 and 9:00 am to talk about my suspense novel, Castle Danger. If you or someone you know who likes suspense fiction is in the southern Minnesota listening Continue reading Radio Interview about Castle Danger

Getting Back to a Writing Routine

I’d been warned by my writing colleagues who have published books that marketing one’s book is a time-consuming beast. They were right. In today’s publishing climate, authors must become small businesses and take charge of all facets of that business. Continue reading Getting Back to a Writing Routine

Another Successful Book Signing

Owatonna has great community spirit and the residents support each other in countless ways, most of them charitable. But we also appreciate having a vibrant local economy. The dozens of locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, florists, gift shops, photography studios, Continue reading Another Successful Book Signing

The Importance of Beta Readers to Authors

One of the best lessons I learned as worked on my novels is that no matter how brilliant you believe your writing to be, the litmus test is ultimately how other readers feel about your writing. Especially if you intend Continue reading The Importance of Beta Readers to Authors