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

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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

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE NOW THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2021

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A RARE EVENT Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are history, so it’s time for a special holiday book sale. Time to find unique gifts that are rarely found in big box stores or online mega-retailers. To that Continue reading HOLIDAY BOOK SALE NOW THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2021

EVENT CHANGE

The GSR Fine Art Festival scheduled for Nov. 28-29, 2020, has changed to a VIRTUAL EVENT only. For this year, it will be called ShopART and will allow anyone to browse the artists (and book authors like me!), then purchase Continue reading EVENT CHANGE

Books & Beer Book Club Reminder

Here’s the FB link for information on how to join this virtual book club meeting via Zoom. https://www.facebook.com/events/403047870596971/ If you’ve read Straight River and always wanted to ask the author (ME!) some questions about the story or characters, now’s your Continue reading Books & Beer Book Club Reminder

NEW EVENT ADDED IN NOVEMBER

Despite the ravages and restrictions caused by COVID-19, there are some bright spots for authors these days. Specifically, a new event added in November. I’ll be speaking to readers and fans at the Wells MN public library on Tuesday, Nov. Continue reading NEW EVENT ADDED IN NOVEMBER

Strange Days Indeed

A coronavirus pandemic alone is sufficient to make these “strange days indeed.” Throw in a crazy election year, racial and social unrest, climate change, multi-trillion-dollar government aid bills, and we’re talking seriously strange. So when I gassed up my car Continue reading Strange Days Indeed

MY BOOKS ARE ON SALE THIS WEEKEND!

DVBF 10% DISCOUNT All three of my books are on sale this weekend during the virtual Deep Valley Book Festival. Today through midnight (CDT) on Sunday, October 4, I’m putting all of my books ON SALE! Buy STRAIGHT RIVER, CASTLE Continue reading MY BOOKS ARE ON SALE THIS WEEKEND!