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2023 Rosemount Writers Fest Poster

No Inflation for This Author

Although prices for everything have rocketed up in the past few years, you’ll see no inflation in my book prices from this author! For 2023 I promise to keep my print books at the same price they’ve been at my live events for several years–$20.00, including sales tax. However, I can’t prevent Booklocker.com from raising …

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2023 Rosemount Writers Fest Poster

Let the Bookselling Season Begin

My Winter Hiatus is Over After a restful three months away from live author events, I’m gearing up for the 2023 bookselling season. My first event? The Rosemount Writers’ Festival and Book Fair at the Steeple Center in lovely downtown Rosemount MN. When? Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. More than three …

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My Second Favorite Day of the Year

Donation Time My second favorite day of the year is the day I present a check to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota for all the money I generated through my book sales in the previous calendar year. I’m proud to say I blew my old annual donation record out of the water! And …

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Inaugural Minnesota Mystery Night

THE INAUGURAL MINNESOTA MYSTERY NIGHT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. Wow, what a night. The food and service were fantastic. Thank you, Axels Restaurant in Mendota. The room was packed (SRO). The featured guest, bestselling author William Kent Kreuger, was his usual funny, witty, entertaining self. His fellow author and conversationalist, Carl Brookins, was equally delightful. …

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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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Thanks Rosemount

Had an excellent weekend at one of my favorite book venues Thanks, Rosemount for being so supportive of local authors. After my Meet the Author presentation on Thursday, I participated in the Rosemount Writers Festival & Book Fair all day Saturday. Lots of fun seeing so many author colleagues–some of whom are becoming friends in …

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Coming Up Tomorrow

Reminder: Coming up tomorrow, Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 pm, I’ll be speaking at the RAAC Meet The Author series at the Robert Trail Library. I’ll be discussing my new release, Dangerous Straits, and sharing fun photos and memories of my long and winding road to becoming a published author. Saturday Then on Saturday, March …

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