Self-publishing

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2023 Rosemount Writers Fest Poster

No Inflation for This Author

Although prices for everything have rocketed up in the past few years, you’ll see no inflation in my book prices from this author! For 2023 I promise to keep my print books at the same price they’ve been at my live events for several years–$20.00, including sales tax. However, I can’t prevent Booklocker.com from raising …

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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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Revisions are Done. Time to Celebrate

A Writing Milestone Reached I’m pleased to announce my revisions are done on Dangerous Straits. That means it’s time to CELEBRATE! 😛  The release date for Dangerous Straits draws ever closer. I wish I could tell you exactly when, but that depends on some factors outside my control. Even so, I still need to do …

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NEW COVER REVEAL

Nothing else to say but “Here’s my new cover reveal for the third Matt Lanier mystery-thriller, Dangerous Straits.” Back cover blurb (in progress) Matt Lanier used to be a world-class musician. Now he’s a homeless fugitive suffering from PTSD and wrongly accused of murdering a cop. He survives by playing guitar on the streets of …

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Decision Time For a Book Title

DECISION TIME FOR A BOOK TITLE Greetings, loyal fans, and readers. It’s decision time for a book title for my next book and I’d love to get input from you. Below is the link to a survey with ten (10) possible book titles that either I’ve thought up or my readers and fans have suggested to me. …

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Radio Interview with Rex Owens

My radio interview with Rex Owens of 103.5 FM The SUN in Sun Prairie, WI, is now available to all newsletter subscribers. IF YOU AREN’T A NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER, YOU SHOULD BE! IT’S EASY. SIMPLY FILL OUT THE NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP FORM BELOW. THEN YOU’LL JOIN HUNDREDS OF OTHER READERS WHO WANT TO GET TO KNOW ME …

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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 anyone would buy a book I had written, so every sale seems like a bonus.  …

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Calling All Writers and Aspiring Writers

CALLING ALL WRITERS AND ASPIRING WRITERS! Upcoming Event Are you writing a book? Have you published a book? Are you curious about the publishing business in the 21st Century? Then come on down to the Winona Public Library in Winona MN this Saturday. At 10:00 a.m. I’ll present an informative session about my experiences with …

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THANK YOU

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU. Sales of Straight River and Castle Danger through the end of July 2019 (seven months) have exceeded my annual book sales totals for each of the three previous years. I’m gratified beyond words that you’ve enjoyed my work and have told friends and family about my novels. …

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Owatonna Public Library

Event Reminder–Owatonna Public Library

One week from today I’ll be at the Owatonna Public Library for something a bit different. I’ll give my first PowerPoint presentation ever.  (So come watch me crash and burn!) 😈 ) The topic is titled, “Everything you always wanted to know about writing a novel (but were afraid to ask).” (Catchy title, huh? I …

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