Thanks for FIFTY Book Reviews

A NICE MILESTONE While checking my Goodreads.com Author Page this week I discovered I just received my 50th review of my two novels, Straight River (26 reviews) and Castle Danger (24 reviews). Thanks for FIFTY book reviews, everyone! Hitting fifty Continue reading Thanks for FIFTY Book Reviews

Thank You, Hopkins MN

Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Fair   So great to see thousands of people enjoying a perfect summer day. The Raspberry Festival is one of the great community celebrations in Minnesota. All I can say is, “Thank You, Hopkins MN for Continue reading Thank You, Hopkins MN

A Fun Weekend; A Busy Week Ahead with Book Events

Fun Weekend As many of you know, I’m passionate about golf. “Addicted” may be a better term. And I love to compete. My favorite tournament of the year is a two-man team match play event (45 holes played over two Continue reading A Fun Weekend; A Busy Week Ahead with Book Events

Anniversaries and Upcoming Events

My wife and I had a pleasant mid-week stay in Marquette, Michigan to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary on June 17. Marquette’s a college town (Northern Michigan University) with a lively downtown, a beautiful and historic waterfront, lots of parks Continue reading Anniversaries and Upcoming Events

New Events; Bonus Material for Newsletter Subscribers

New Events The new events are June 30, July 17, and Nov. 27-28. Go to my Events and Appearances page for details. BONUS MATERIAL FOR NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS Ever wonder what it would be like to take a canoe trip in Continue reading New Events; Bonus Material for Newsletter Subscribers

Welcome Summer and Live Book Events

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of Summer. For me as an author, I welcome Summer with LIVE book events. FIRST UP Thursday, June 3, 5 pm-8 pm. Downtown Thursday, North Cedar Avenue, Owatonna MN. Also happening on Thursday, July Continue reading Welcome Summer and Live Book Events

While This Author’s Away, the Beta Readers Will Fillet . . . My Manuscript

While the author’s away, my loyal beta readers are well into critiquing my “polished first draft” of the sequel to Castle Danger (working title: Book Three). While they do their thing, I’m doing what smart (?) authors do–taking a break Continue reading While This Author’s Away, the Beta Readers Will Fillet . . . My Manuscript

Dog Days of Winter?

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Not much going on so far in 2021 (personally, that is). Feels like the Dog Days of Winter, sort of like the Dog Days of Summer, except really cold. Finally broke through that two-weekPolar Vortex and returned to normal temperatures–25 Continue reading Dog Days of Winter?

A One-Question Survey for You

Hi, Everyone, I need your input to help me select a title for the next book in my Matt Lanier mystery-thriller series. Here’s a one-question survey for you that will give me some guidance. An important thing to remember is Continue reading A One-Question Survey for You

MY BEST READS OF 2020

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 NIGHT (hint, hint) entitled: My Best Reads of 2020. My 2020 in Books Number Continue reading MY BEST READS OF 2020