Heading For Lake Crystal

It’ll be a perfect late-spring day on Saturday when I’ll be heading for Lake Crystal, MN to participate in the very first Market in the Park. There will be dozens of vendors of all sorts. I’ll be there selling and signing books, of course, and enjoy the great vibe I always feel when I’m at …

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All About New Experiences

The next few weeks for this author will be all about new experiences. My next four appearances are all events I’ve never done before. So I’m excited and a bit nervous that I’ll do well and sell enough books to make them worth my time, effort, and expense. I’m comforted by the fact that most …

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A Busy June Ahead

A busy June ahead means many events, starting with a street fair on Thursday, June 2, from 5-8 pm in Downtown Owatonna for Downtown Thursday. It’s a relaxed social occasion with music, food from street vendors and local restaurants, and many vendors set up on the street for you to browse, including yours truly. The …

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Mainstreet Day Recap

Saturday was a chilly day in Hopkins for the Mainstreet Day Arts & Crafts Fair. Nothing unusual for Minnesota. Some years we get snow in May! But my book sales were as brisk as the weather. Thankfully the wind wasn’t too bad. The sun peeked out a few times, prompting some of us to emerge …

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Outdoor Bookselling Season

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 21) marks the start of my so-called Outdoor Bookselling Season. I’ll be at the Hopkins Mainstreet Day Arts & Craft Fair from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm selling all my books. It’s a fun event that brings thousands of people to downtown Hopkins for a relaxing browse up and down Main Street …

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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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The Week Ahead

The week ahead for the Dangerous Straits book launch tour will be relatively quiet until Saturday. That should be an exciting day. I’m signed up for a new book-selling opportunity in Owatonna called the Rustic Mamas’ Market. The good news is, the event will be indoors–because Spring has not yet sprung in the Upper Midwest …

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Radio Interview–Bookstube at the Bierstube

Almost forgot to share this radio interview I did with Maureen “Mo” McNeary at KDWA radio, 1460 AM, 97.7 FM, Hastings MN to promote Bookstube at the Bierstube as part of my Dangerous Straits book launch tour. KDWA Radio Interview Mo’s a friendly, relaxing, skilled interviewer. We had a pleasant chat about my writing career, …

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Dangerous Straits print cover

Upcoming Events

After a week off, I’m back on the Dangerous Straits book launch tour with the following upcoming events: Bookstube at the Bierstube Normally an in-person event at the Bierstube in Hastings MN, the pandemic has forced this into a virtual meet-and-greet for the past two years. It’s lots of fun, sort of like an online …

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’m finally getting a short break from the Dangerous Straits book launch tour, so today’s post is just odds and ends of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The Good Thanks to my friend and HS classmate Debi for sharing this photo of her enjoying her spring break vacation on a nice warm beach …

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