Cooked to Death Vol V.

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 downtown street renovation is almost finished! This will be the first chance for many residents […]

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Another Milestone

THANKS TO ALL MY CUSTOMERS I blew through another milestone in my book sales this past Saturday at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Craft Fair. I’ve now sold 2,000 copies of my books!  😛 Thanks to each and every one of those readers for trusting me (initially) and then coming back eagerly for the second

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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 be at the Rasp-“berry” Festival Marketplace Craft Fair, Downtown Thursday, and GEM Days in the

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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 find out where to better focus my marketing efforts and dollars. Thanks for taking a

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Dangerous Straits cover

Odds and Ends

The Dangerous Straits book launch tour is taking a break for ten days, so here are some odds and ends that are relevant to my books. A NEW website to share for book lovers It’s called Shepherd.com and it showcases curated “recommended books” lists by participating authors. My list is “The Best Mystery-Thriller Debuts of

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