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 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

Year-End Review Challenge

Straight River is selling much better in its first year than Castle Danger did, yet reviews for Straight River are lagging behind the pace set by Castle Danger reviews in year one. Hence, my Year-End Review Challenge. Ten reviews are Continue reading Year-End Review Challenge

Researching Story Ideas

Sawbill Lake BWCAW

BWCAW For writers, researching story ideas comes with the territory. If you want to write “authentic,” you need to experience a place. Sight, smell, sound, taste, feel. Sensations make the difference between mundane and “being there in the moment.” I’ve Continue reading Researching Story Ideas

Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

For author-publishers like me, it’s all about reviews, reviews, reviews. Next to word-of-mouth advertising, online reviews are the single best marketing tool most authors can use. But we can’t write more than our own review (if we choose to–most don’t). Continue reading Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

Welcome to the World, Straight River 

Straight River

Straight River is now for sale! To purchase print copies of Straight River today, the best way for you to help your community is to order a copy from your nearest independent bookstore. Go to the website Indiebound.org and enter your zip code to find your Continue reading Welcome to the World, Straight River 

Last Chance for a Special New Year’s Day Offer

Check Out the NEW PAGE on my Website

To help celebrate finishing my latest book, I’m making a special offer for the New Year to prospective newsletter subscribers. My new novel, Straight River, the PREquel to Castle Danger, is fast approaching publication. One of the benefits I offer Continue reading Last Chance for a Special New Year’s Day Offer

Special Offer for the New Year

Check Out the NEW PAGE on my Website

To help celebrate finishing my latest book, I’m making a special offer for the New Year to prospective newsletter subscribers. My new novel, Straight River, the PREquel to Castle Danger, is fast approaching publication. One of the benefits I offer Continue reading Special Offer for the New Year

Indie Author Day Report

Monthly Newsletter says this is the last look at the old Castle Danger cover

Despite cool, rainy weather (which usually encourages indoor activities), attendance was low for my Indie Author Day presentation at the Owatonna Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 14. Nevertheless, our small group had a lively discussion after I talked about the Continue reading Indie Author Day Report