News and Events

Manuscript has been Submitted!

Another milestone. I submitted the manuscript of Straight River to my publisher, Booklocker.com, a few hours ago! WHEW! Next step is to get the final details for the cover, then send those to my cover designer, authorize the galley proof, and get it out to all of you who have […]

Check Out the NEW PAGE on my Website

Just went live with the book page for Straight River. Have a look and tell me what you think. Also, it’s never too late to start requesting the book from your favorite independent bookstore and your local library. (Although at this point they may give you a blank stare.) ūüôā

A Major (sort of) Milestone for Straight River

LIke the cover? I sure do. It signifies that Straight River, the prequel to my award-winning debut novel, Castle Danger, reached a major milestone and is nearing completion. On Wednesday, I celebrated the fact I’d finished MY proofreading of the final manuscript. Translation: Outside of correcting typos that show up […]

Final Book Event of the Season

My final book event of the season looks to be lots of fun. An interesting mix of authors from southern Minnesota will be reading from their latest work.¬†Then, we’ll all be selling and signing copies, and chatting with readers and fans about books and literature. All this will happen in […]

Wonderful News Regarding the Minnesota Author Project Awards

I’m shocked and surprised to announce that Castle Danger is one of three finalists for the 2018 Minnesota Author Project award for Adult Fiction sponsored by the Minnesota Library Association! The MAP recognizes independently published fiction by Minnesota authors. It promotes those authors whose work might otherwise go unnoticed. Through […]

Another Successful Book Signing

Rosemount Country Faire My book signing event at the Rosemount Country Faire¬†last Saturday was fun and successful. I’m starting to get to know a few other authors who frequent these events, and the staff and volunteers of the Rosemount Area Arts Council put on excellent, well-managed events. A highlight for […]

Meet Me at the Rosemount Country Faire

¬†and Rosemount Country Faire–Saturday, September 15, 10-4 I’m looking forward to a fun event at an excellent venue on Saturday. The Rosemount Country Faire is a gathering of authors, artists, food vendors, and entertainment. The weather forecast is ideal, so it promises to be a fun, relaxing day for the […]

A Book Festival and a Pirate Festival in One Weekend

**Sorry folks. I forgot to post this last week.** From the sublime to the ridiculous? Maybe just ” .¬†. . to the silly and fun.” Took Little Brother Ethan to the local presentation of the Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival in town last weekend, the day after I was signing books at […]

A Book Festival Worth the Drive

Recently, I was pleased to participate in a wonderful small-town book festival in Hackensack, MN. It’s amazing that a community of this size (about 300 people), which is way-y-y up in north-central Minnesota between Brainerd and Bemidji, can pull off a fantastic event featuring authors and artists from all over […]

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