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

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

Deep Valley Book Festival Reminder–Oct. 5

Deep Valley Book Festival Info Next up in the “Straight River Book Tour” is the Deep Valley Book Festival in lively Mankato MN. Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Loose Moose Conference Center in Mankato Continue reading Deep Valley Book Festival Reminder–Oct. 5

Rosemount Country Faire Art and Book Fair

Country Faire artists • authors • music • food Saturday, September 21 from 10am-4pm Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Tr., Rosemount. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Straight River and Castle Danger at this fun event for the whole Continue reading Rosemount Country Faire Art and Book Fair

Deep Valley Book Festival Sneak Preview

The Straight River Book Tour is still going strong into the fall with the Deep Valley Book Festival in Mankato MN scheduled for Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Below is the link to a poster showing Continue reading Deep Valley Book Festival Sneak Preview

Next Up: Austin ArtWorks Festival

Straight River Book Tour–Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 The Austin ArtWorks Festival is a terrific two-day art, book, and music festival in the small yet vibrant town of Austin, Minnesota (headquarters of Hormel and home of the SPAM Museum). I’ll be one Continue reading Next Up: Austin ArtWorks Festival

A Fantastic Weekend

I had a fantastic weekend Up North. First, I stopped at Beagle & Wolf Books and Bindery in the cool, funky town of Park Rapids MN. Even on a Friday afternoon, the store was steadily busy. Most customers were cabin Continue reading A Fantastic Weekend

Straight River Book Tour Hits the Road

Straight River Cover

Going “Up North” The Straight River Book Tour is going Up North to Park Rapids MN and Hackensack MN next weekend. This will be the farthest from home I’ve gone since attending the NAC Art and Book Festival in Hackensack last Continue reading Straight River Book Tour Hits the Road

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