Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Craft Fair

Another Milestone

THANKS TO ALL MY CUSTOMERS I blew through another milestone in my book sales this past Saturday at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Craft Fair. I’ve now sold 2,000 copies of my books!  😛 Thanks to each and every one of those readers for trusting me (initially) and then coming back eagerly for the second …

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Berries and Downtowns and GEMS Oh My

I’m not quite “off to see the Wizard” “Berries and Downtowns and GEMS, Oh My” doesn’t hold a candle to “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!”, that iconic chant uttered by Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” But I’ll be at the Rasp-“berry” Festival Marketplace Craft Fair, Downtown Thursday, and GEM Days in the …

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How Do You Choose a Book?

I Value Your Opinion I’m researching the most popular reasons people buy books. How do you choose a book? There are only two questions in this short survey. HERE’S THE LINK: Book Buying Survey The reason I ask is to find out where to better focus my marketing efforts and dollars. Thanks for taking a …

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Dangerous Straits cover

More Events for 2022

I just locked in a few more events for 2022. One is new to me. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Rustic Mamas’ Market, Four Seasons Centre, Owatonna MN Two are old favorites to which I’m eager to return. THU, JUNE 2, 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Downtown Thursdays, North Cedar Ave, Owatonna MN …

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Thank You, Hopkins MN

Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Fair   So great to see thousands of people enjoying a perfect summer day. The Raspberry Festival is one of the great community celebrations in Minnesota. All I can say is, “Thank You, Hopkins MN for helping me smash my previous record of most books sold in one day at one …

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A Fun Weekend; A Busy Week Ahead with Book Events

Fun Weekend As many of you know, I’m passionate about golf. “Addicted” may be a better term. And I love to compete. My favorite tournament of the year is a two-man team match play event (45 holes played over two days) at my local golf course. I’ve played in this tournament almost every year since …

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Washed out in Hopkins

Not surprising, today’s Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Craft Fair was washed out today thanks to torrential rains thunderstorms and high winds. Unfortunately, I’d already set up my popup canopy tent before the serious weather hit. The wind hit Main Street hard and was blowing tents and canopies and tables all over the place. The result …

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