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 Continue reading Inaugural Minnesota Mystery Night

Event Reminder

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Just an event reminder for tomorrow and the next few weeks Next event: Once Upon a Crime Books in Minneapolis Perhaps the funkiest crime/mystery/thriller bookstore you’ll ever visit. Subterranean, small, tightly packed shelves, and books are displayed literally floor to Continue reading Event Reminder

First Jury Duty, then Once Upon a Crime Bookstore

My week ahead After a pleasant and successful visit to Fair Trade Books in Red Wing on Saturday, the coming week will be different. Thanks to all the new customers and old friends who stopped by to say “hi” and Continue reading First Jury Duty, then Once Upon a Crime Bookstore

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 Continue reading Thanks Rosemount

Authors Are Small Businesses Too

A Reluctant comment about Covid-19 Pointing up the fact that authors are small businesses too, and equally affected by the sudden collapse of economic activity due to fears of contagion, pandemics, and the like, I’ve been affected by cancellations of Continue reading Authors Are Small Businesses Too


SURPRISE, SURPRISE While I’ve been diligently writing the sequel to Castle Danger (eagerly awaited by many fans I speak to around town), I’m also thrilled to announce that a short story I wrote in late 2019 has been published in a brand Continue reading A SHORT STORY FOR MY BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reviews Reviews Reviews

Straight River PB Cover

I’m feeling the love at recent book signings (excellent sales in my opinion), but the online reviews, reviews, REVIEWS for Straight River are lagging the pace of those for Castle Danger at a similar point after each book launch. I’m Continue reading Reviews Reviews Reviews

Attention: Twin Cities

Straight River PB Cover

I’ve got a big Saturday planned in the Twin Cities for “Week Nine” of the “Straight River Book Tour.” I’ll start off at the fantastic Chapter 2 Books in beautiful Hudson, Wisconsin at 11:00 am. The owners, Sue and Brian Continue reading Attention: Twin Cities

Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come

Straight River PB Cover

Another Terrific Bookstore I visited another terrific bookstore yesterday for a signing–Paperbacks & Pieces in Winona MN. The owner, Shelley Olson, has been a mainstay at the store for some twenty years. She and her store seem to be an Continue reading Another Terrific Bookstore–And More to Come