Visiting the Mark Twain Museum

Traveling to North Carolina last week for a family wedding led us back through Hannibal MO the other day and a visit to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. The controversy over his most famous works, The Adventures of Continue reading Visiting the Mark Twain Museum

UW Writers’ Institute

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SO YOU THINK WRITERS ARE INTROVERTED RECLUSES? Wrong! We have fun with each other–at least after hours at writing conferences. And yes, alcohol is often involved, but . . . sometimes we just get silly at 1:30 in the afternoon Continue reading UW Writers’ Institute

Still Time to meet me at Fair Trade Books

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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

Next Stop–Fair Trade Books in Red Wing

Fair Trade Books in Red Wing MN

Hey, gang, I’m excited to return to a great independent bookstore, Fair Trade Books in Red Wing. The owners, Rick and Zoe, represent the epitome of friendly, helpful customer service. Click on the link below to check out their store Continue reading Next Stop–Fair Trade Books in Red Wing

Rosemount Book Fair

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Yesterday’s Book Fair as part of the Rosemount Writers’ Festival made for a long day. It was fun despite the gorgeous March weather keeping the foot traffic on the low side. No matter how many books I sell at a Continue reading Rosemount Book Fair

The Straight River Book Tour Continues

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The Straight River Book Tour Continues. The next event to promote my latest novel, Straight River, is the Rosemount Writers Festival and Book Fair. It’s happening this Saturday, March 23, from 10:30-4:30. The event is sponsored by the Rosemount Area Continue reading The Straight River Book Tour Continues

Sweet Reads Books Signing Event

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I had a successful book signing and discussion with readers about my newest novel, Straight River, at my favorite bookstore (out of so many that are spectacular), Sweet Reads Books in Austin MN. Owner Lisa Deyo wasn’t able to be Continue reading Sweet Reads Books Signing Event

Steele County Times Article

mugging for the photographer for the Steele County Times Article

I want to share this nice Steele County Times article by reporter Chris Baldwin. Chris covered one of my recent book-signings in Owatonna to celebrate the release of Straight River. Award-winning author stops by the town he calls home for Continue reading Steele County Times Article

Welcome to All Followers of A Neo-Renaissance Writer

Hi, Gang, YES! You’ve come to the right place. To continue following my blog posts, simply type your email address into the space provided in the “Follow “Blog–News & Notes” sidebar to the right and click “subscribe.”  And remember, if Continue reading Welcome to All Followers of A Neo-Renaissance Writer

A Fun Week of Straight River Book Launch Events

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Three Book Launch Events in Five Days–Whew! Thanks to Central Park Coffee, Little Professor Book Center, and Learning Rx—Owatonna Fitness for hosting me as I sold and signed copies of my second novel, Straight River. Events during Minnesota winters are Continue reading A Fun Week of Straight River Book Launch Events