Fun with Loons, the MN State Bird

Not fun with loons as in real-life flying, swimming birds. Fun with the MN United FC’s mascot, PK Loon. Showing off our cool team scarves that we got for participating. Well, Ethan participated in the drills and scrimmages. I was Continue reading Fun with Loons, the MN State Bird

Excellent Start to the Straight River Book Launch Events

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The launch of my second novel, Straight River, is off to a strong start. An appreciative, enthusiastic group of book lovers showed up at Central Park Coffee in Owatonna on Feb. 28. Michelle Redman, the executive director of Big Brothers Continue reading Excellent Start to the Straight River Book Launch Events

Straight River Book Launch Activities Start Tomorrow!

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 Schedule for Straight River BOOK LAUNCH WEEK in Owatonna THU, Feb. 28, 2019. Official Book Launch Celebration. 4-6 p.m. at Central Park Coffee, 113 N. Cedar, Owatonna MN SAT, Mar. 2, 2019. 10 am- NOON. Little Professor Book Center, 110 W. Continue reading Straight River Book Launch Activities Start Tomorrow!

I Have Print Copies of Straight River

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For everyone who lives in southern Minnesota, I’m pleased to announce that I received my first shipment of print copies of Straight River yesterday. So . . .  if you CAN’T WAIT until the Book Launch Celebration on February 28th at Central Continue reading I Have Print Copies of Straight River

A Day in the Life of a Big Brother

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a volunteer Big Brother? It’s not hard. Just be there for your Little and do things together that you both either like to do or are interested in exploring. Like bowling on a Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Big Brother

A Major (sort of) Milestone for Straight River

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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 Continue reading A Major (sort of) Milestone for Straight River

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 Continue reading A Book Festival and a Pirate Festival in One Weekend

Little Moments, Big Magic, Super Salesmen

I had a great weekend promoting Castle Danger, but as it turned out, selling books wasn’t nearly the best part of the two events I was at. It was all about Little Moments and Big Magic. Bowl For Kid’s Sake Continue reading Little Moments, Big Magic, Super Salesmen

I am now an Author-Publisher

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Had a great time at UW–Madison’s Writers’ Institute last weekend. Great speakers, good networking, lots of new ideas and information. One term I picked up and will use going forward describes most accurately what I am. I am an “Author-Publisher.” Continue reading I am now an Author-Publisher

April Update

April is shaping up to be a good month. The signing highlight will be my appearance at Chapter 2 Books in Hudson, Wisconsin, on Saturday, April 21, from 11:00-1:00. It’s a “meet-and-greet” event where I’ll be signing copies of Castle Continue reading April Update