The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’m finally getting a short break from the Dangerous Straits book launch tour, so today’s post is just odds and ends of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The Good Thanks to my friend and HS classmate Debi for Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


Dangerous Straits

DANGEROUS STRAITS IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT It’s still early in the release process, but Dangerous Straits is available to be ordered on,, and  If you’d like to try before you buy, sign up for my FREE Continue reading DANGEROUS STRAITS IS NOW AVAILABLE!


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

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


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 and enter your zip code to find your Continue reading Welcome to the World, Straight River