Another Cancellation; R&R on the North Shore

sign on a backroad along North Shore of MN

Yet another cancellation has hit my book-signing schedule this year. The Deep Valley Book Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, has been changed to a virtual event on Oct. 3 & 4. Check my Events & Appearances page for updated Continue reading Another Cancellation; R&R on the North Shore

One Step Closer to an Award

CLUE Finalist badge

One Step Closer to an Award This week I received an email from Chanticleer Book Reviews telling me that STRAIGHT RIVER is a FINALIST for their 2019 CLUE Book Awards for Suspense & Thriller Fiction. So I’m one step closer Continue reading One Step Closer to an Award

Marketing During a Pandemic

CSN Press website

With COVID-19 here to stay, marketing during a pandemic is a challenge for all businesses. Authors are no exception. Most of us schedule numerous book signings and book fairs during the year. These events are where we get to meet Continue reading Marketing During a Pandemic

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

Next Up: Dakota County Local Author Fair

Dakota County Local Author Fair The 2019 Straight River Book Tour continues into November with a new event for me: the Dakota County Local Author Fair. Thirty local authors will be present throughout the day to showcase their talent and Continue reading Next Up: Dakota County Local Author Fair

Downtown Thursdays This Week

To all my Southern Minnesota fans, I’ll be at Downtown Thursdays in Owatonna this Thursday, Aug.1, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Come downtown on North Cedar and buy a personally signed copy of Straight River and/or Castle Danger. I’ll Continue reading Downtown Thursdays This Week

NAC Art & Book Festival Update

Just a reminder that the NAC Art & Book Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It’s held in beautiful (but TINY) downtown Hackensack MN and is going strong after almost a quarter-century! Continue reading NAC Art & Book Festival Update

Deep Valley Book Festival Headliners Details

I’m excited to participate for the second consecutive year in the Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato MN this fall. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Straight River as well as hot-off-the-press copies of Castle Danger featuring the new Continue reading Deep Valley Book Festival Headliners Details

Event Reminder–Owatonna Public Library

Owatonna Public Library

One week from today I’ll be at the Owatonna Public Library for something a bit different. I’ll give my first PowerPoint presentation ever.  (So come watch me crash and burn!) 😈 ) The topic is titled, “Everything you always wanted Continue reading Event Reminder–Owatonna Public Library

Still Time to meet me at Fair Trade Books

Straight River Cover

Last reminder: I’ll be selling and signing copies of my new book, Straight River, at Fair Trade Books in Red Wing today from 11-2. It’s a great day for a drive to buy a new book and browse a terrific Continue reading Still Time to meet me at Fair Trade Books