TIME TO STEP UP AND BE GREAT CITIZENS

The last time America acted great

*This is a NON-PARTISAN but slightly political post* For the first time since World War II, it’s time to step up and be great citizens of this country. Covid-19 is here to stay. It will affect every single one of Continue reading TIME TO STEP UP AND BE GREAT CITIZENS

Authors Are Small Businesses Too

A Reluctant comment about Covid-19 Pointing up the fact that authors are small businesses too, and equally affected by the sudden collapse of economic activity due to fears of contagion, pandemics, and the like, I’ve been affected by cancellations of Continue reading Authors Are Small Businesses Too

A SHORT STORY FOR MY BIBLIOGRAPHY

SURPRISE, SURPRISE While I’ve been diligently writing the sequel to Castle Danger (eagerly awaited by many fans I speak to around town), I’m also thrilled to announce that a short story I wrote in late 2019 has been published in a brand Continue reading A SHORT STORY FOR MY BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

My Favorite Day of the Year

My Favorite Day of the Year is the day I make my annual donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. As you probably know, I donate a portion of my novel sales to this fantastic organization. It started Continue reading My Favorite Day of the Year

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 Continue reading Another Milestone

The Best Book I Read in 2019

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 WEEK (hint, hint) entitled: The Best Book I Read in 2019. My 2019 in Continue reading The Best Book I Read in 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR; Sign up to get the First Look at my Fave Book of 2019

I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope 2020 is your best year ever. 2019 was a good year with the release of my second novel, Straight River. I had a ton of fun with my “Straight River Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR; Sign up to get the First Look at my Fave Book of 2019

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Still Time to Post an Online Review

For my final post of 2019, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and happy holidays to everyone. Let’s all strive for a more peaceful world in 2020. My Year-End Review Challenge to you is to post 30 NEW reviews/ratings for Straight Continue reading Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Still Time to Post an Online Review

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