One Step Closer to an Award

CLUE Finalist badge

One Step Closer to an Award This week I received an email from Chanticleer Book Reviews telling me that STRAIGHT RIVER is a FINALIST for their 2019 CLUE Book Awards for Suspense & Thriller Fiction. So I’m one step closer Continue reading One Step Closer to an Award

Updated Summer Reads 2020

Cover of Cooked to Death, Vol.V

Updated Summer Reads 2020–Almost forgot my newest publication In my previous post, “Summer Reads 2020,” I forgot to mention and provide a link to my new book (technically a short story in a new anthology), Cooked to Death, Vol. V: Continue reading Updated Summer Reads 2020

SUMMER READS 2020

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Therefore, here are a few books I think will make great summer reads. Read them on your downtime or on vacation. In addition, read them just sitting in a lounge chair on Continue reading SUMMER READS 2020

Do Something Positive During the Pandemic

Do you feel the urge to do something positive during the pandemic but don’t know what to do? Maybe you’re in a high-risk group (age, pre-existing condition, poor general health). But you feel great now and want to help those Continue reading Do Something Positive During the Pandemic

Another Honor for Straight River; New Events on Calendar

I’m pleased to announce another honor for Straight River. It has reached the Semifinals of the CLUE Book Awards for Suspense & Thriller Fiction (Yay!). But don’t get too excited because I’m still competing with THIRTY (30) other books for first Continue reading Another Honor for Straight River; New Events on Calendar

CLUE Book Awards; Review Challenge; Sign up to learn my 2019 Favorite Book

I’m happy to share that the 2019 CLUE Book Awards (a Mystery-Thriller contest sponsored by Chanticleer Book Reviews) has Long Listed Straight River. Still a long way to go to reach the top prize. At least we made it past Continue reading CLUE Book Awards; Review Challenge; Sign up to learn my 2019 Favorite Book

Straight River Book Tour Resumes After a Hiatus

My Straight River Book Tour has exceeded my expectations and has kept me busy almost weekly since March with signings and other events. I’ve had a much-appreciated restful, yet productive break of five weeks. I’m mainly working on the outline Continue reading Straight River Book Tour Resumes After a Hiatus

Deep Valley Book Festival Headliners Details

I’m excited to participate for the second consecutive year in the Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato MN this fall. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Straight River as well as hot-off-the-press copies of Castle Danger featuring the new Continue reading Deep Valley Book Festival Headliners Details

Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come

Straight River Cover

Another Terrific Bookstore I visited another terrific bookstore yesterday for a signing–Paperbacks & Pieces in Winona MN. The owner, Shelley Olson, has been a mainstay at the store for some twenty years. She and her store seem to be an Continue reading Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come

UW Writers’ Institute

Straight River Cover

SO YOU THINK WRITERS ARE INTROVERTED RECLUSES? Wrong! We have fun with each other–at least after hours at writing conferences. And yes, alcohol is often involved, but . . . sometimes we just get silly at 1:30 in the afternoon Continue reading UW Writers’ Institute