Updated Summer Reads 2020

Cover of Cooked to Death, Vol.V

Updated Summer Reads 2020–Almost forgot my newest publication In my previous post, “Summer Reads 2020,” I forgot to mention and provide a link to my new book (technically a short story in a new anthology), Cooked to Death, Vol. V: Continue reading Updated Summer Reads 2020

Best Book I Read in 2019

Time for my annual post of great reads for the previous year. Without further ado, here is the post my newsletter subscribers got to read LAST WEEK (hint, hint) entitled: The Best Book I Read in 2019. My 2019 in Continue reading Best Book I Read in 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR; Sign up to get the First Look at my Fave Book of 2019

I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope 2020 is your best year ever. 2019 was a good year with the release of my second novel, Straight River. I had a ton of fun with my “Straight River Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR; Sign up to get the First Look at my Fave Book of 2019

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Still Time to Post an Online Review

For my final post of 2019, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and happy holidays to everyone. Let’s all strive for a more peaceful world in 2020. My Year-End Review Challenge to you is to post 30 NEW reviews/ratings for Straight Continue reading Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Still Time to Post an Online Review

CLUE Book Awards; Review Challenge; Sign up to learn my 2019 Favorite Book

I’m happy to share that the 2019 CLUE Book Awards (a Mystery-Thriller contest sponsored by Chanticleer Book Reviews) has Long Listed Straight River. Still a long way to go to reach the top prize. At least we made it past Continue reading CLUE Book Awards; Review Challenge; Sign up to learn my 2019 Favorite Book

Thank You GSR Fine Art Festival; Review Update; Year-End Stuff

RECAP The GSR Fine Art Festival was first-class all the way. Dozens of outstanding visual artists plus three intrepid authors–Me, Jeffrey Matthews, and Julie Schrader.  I met a lot of nice people, sold some books, and enjoyed the live music Continue reading Thank You GSR Fine Art Festival; Review Update; Year-End Stuff

Year-End Review Challenge

Straight River is selling much better in its first year than Castle Danger did, yet reviews for Straight River are lagging behind the pace set by Castle Danger reviews in year one. Hence, my Year-End Review Challenge. Ten reviews are Continue reading Year-End Review Challenge

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

Welcome to the World, Straight River 

Straight River

Straight River is now for sale! To purchase print copies of Straight River today, the best way for you to help your community is to order a copy from your nearest independent bookstore. Go to the website Indiebound.org and enter your zip code to find your Continue reading Welcome to the World, Straight River 

THE BEST BOOKS I READ IN 2018

My 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge “Best Books I Read in 2018” copied from my blog, A Neo-Renaissance Writer