Virtual Deep Valley Book Festival

deep valley book festival

Please join me and dozens of MN authors for the Virtual Deep Valley Book Festival. WHEN: SAT., OCT. 3, 9:45 AM- 8:00 PM SUN, OCT. 4, 10:45 AM- 5:00 PM WHERE: FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME VIA YOUR Continue reading Virtual Deep Valley Book Festival

Last-Minute Appearance

My neighbor, Gwen, and two of her friends organized an event called the NorthEnd Market in our neighborhood. The event features a dozen or so craftspeople who will be selling their wares in what she calls “A Parade of Sales.” Continue reading Last-Minute Appearance

BFKS REMINDER

Join author and Big Brother Chris Norbury at Bocce ball For Kids’ Sake on MON, September 21, and WED-FRI, September 23-25, from 4-7 p.m. each day.  Buy a signed copy of one or all of his books and chat with Continue reading BFKS REMINDER

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