Little Mountain Big Trouble

The Gift of Reading

Holiday Gift Ideas One of the best gifts you can give anytime is the gift of reading. Especially when you give a book to a YOUNG READER. The main reason I wrote Little Mountain, Big Trouble was to inspire kids who might not be inclined to read to get excited about a story they can …

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Don’t miss me at one of the following events this weekend. It’s a weekend two-fer because I just got into the Carleton Craft Fair yesterday when another vendor canceled. I hope to see you at one of these southern Minnesota events. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Craft Fair & Custodial Bake Sale, …


GSR Drawing–You Could be a Winner

** 12 Days of GSR Drawing ** Enter to Win ** We’re kicking off our 12 Days of GSR Drawing!  Each day leading up to the GSR, we will post about “12 Days of GSR”, featuring our artists, authors, and sponsors. Each time you like and share one of these posts, you will be entered …

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Maintaining the Business

Now that I have some extra time after a busy book launch tour for Little Mountain, Big Trouble, I “get” to spend some time maintaining the business side of my life as an author. For me, a self-taught web designer, part of that maintenance involves my website. I’m always trying to improve it while also …

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LMBT Now Available From All Major E-book Sellers I finally got off my butt and put Little Mountain, Big Trouble into Apple Books, Kobo, and Google Play for those of you who buy your books from those sources. Again, I apologize for my inertia. Part of my dawdling was my rookie-publisher’s underestimating how time-consuming the …



Schedule I just have a few odds & ends to mention now that I finally get a respite from my busiest year ever selling books. If the tentative future events pan out, I’ll have done over FORTY(!) live events in 2023. Most of them happened in the summer months, but I have a few more …

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Trumpeter Swans, Bower Trout Lake, BWCAW

Magical Moments

A MAGICAL MOMENT I’ve been fortunate to experience many wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime magical moments in my life. Many of those have been musical. But most of them happened in a natural setting. Probably the number one place I’ve experienced magical moments is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). I’ve been going up there almost yearly …

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HIGH PRAISE from some tough critics for LMBT I got this in a recent email from BookLife, a website owned by Publishers Weekly that helps self-published authors promote their books. But they also run a highly competitive contest, the BookLife Prize, from which the following Critic’s Report was issued for Little Mountain, Big Trouble. I’m …

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Where’s LMBT?

Thanks to my neighbor Lori for sharing this photo after she bought a copy of Little Mountain, Big Trouble. Can you guess where Drury Lane Books is? We’ll play a “Where’s LMBT?” game, but there won’t be any prizes for guessing correctly. Need a hint? It’s somewhere in the USA and next to a large …

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Homeward Bound

Owatonna Events this week I’ll be homeward bound in Owatonna for my next two stops in the Little Mountain, Big Trouble book launch tour. Coming up on Saturday, September 2, I’ll be at Little Professor Book Center on W. Park Square smack in the heart of downtown Owatonna. As a bonus, the Farmers’ Market will …

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