The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’m finally getting a short break from the Dangerous Straits book launch tour, so today’s post is just odds and ends of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The Good Thanks to my friend and HS classmate Debi for sharing this photo of her enjoying her spring break vacation on a nice warm beach …

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Decision Time For a Book Title

DECISION TIME FOR A BOOK TITLE Greetings, loyal fans, and readers. It’s decision time for a book title for my next book and I’d love to get input from you. Below is the link to a survey with ten (10) possible book titles that either I’ve thought up or my readers and fans have suggested to me. …

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Another Milestone

It may be just another milestone for some authors, but for me, it’s huge! As of this month, January 2020, I have officially sold more than 1,000 copies of my books to you wonderful readers. I had no expectations that anyone would buy a book I had written, so every sale seems like a bonus.  …

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Calling All Writers and Aspiring Writers

CALLING ALL WRITERS AND ASPIRING WRITERS! Upcoming Event Are you writing a book? Have you published a book? Are you curious about the publishing business in the 21st Century? Then come on down to the Winona Public Library in Winona MN this Saturday. At 10:00 a.m. I’ll present an informative session about my experiences with …

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Indie Author Day Report

reposted from Indie Author Day Report

Castle Danger Wins Another Award!

I was surprised and pleased yesterday to receive this email. It was from Karen Krumpak of FW Media, the owners of Writers Digest magazine: Hi Chris, Congratulations! Your book, Castle Danger, was an Honorable Mention in the Genre category for Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards. You’ve won promotion at and a digital seal for use …

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… One Giant Leap for an Author

Neo-Renaissance practitioners are always looking for new experiences, new insights, new knowledge, and pushing their own limits. As an aspiring polymath, some years ago I took up the creative endeavor of writing fiction, particularly the novel. At first, it was calling my wife’s bluff after she insisted once too often, “You should write a novel!” …

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UWWI Thoughts and Impressions 2013

(My next blog post will start toward the new direction I’m taking this blog–A Neo Renaissance focus for us specialized, compartmentalized, 21st-century Americans.) Keep those suggestions rolling in! 😉  *haven’t had a single one yet* For the third consecutive year I attended the University of Wisconsin-MadisonWriters’ Institute. It’s a weekend full of writers, agents, instructors, workshops, …

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A link to a great blog article

This is why I’ll try traditional publishers before going the self-pub route. I don’t have enough ego to want to get my novel published no matter what, only to end up not selling it to anyone except my immediate family and friends. I think on balance it’s a bad thing for quality writers, but …

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