Another Cancellation; R&R on the North Shore

sign on a backroad along North Shore of MN

Yet another cancellation has hit my book-signing schedule this year. The Deep Valley Book Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, has been changed to a virtual event on Oct. 3 & 4. Check my Events & Appearances page for updated Continue reading Another Cancellation; R&R on the North Shore

One Step Closer to an Award

CLUE Finalist badge

One Step Closer to an Award This week I received an email from Chanticleer Book Reviews telling me that STRAIGHT RIVER is a FINALIST for their 2019 CLUE Book Awards for Suspense & Thriller Fiction. So I’m one step closer Continue reading One Step Closer to an Award

Updated Summer Reads 2020

Cover of Cooked to Death, Vol.V

Updated Summer Reads 2020–Almost forgot my newest publication In my previous post, “Summer Reads 2020,” I forgot to mention and provide a link to my new book (technically a short story in a new anthology), Cooked to Death, Vol. V: Continue reading Updated Summer Reads 2020

SUMMER READS 2020

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Therefore, here are a few books I think will make great summer reads. Read them on your downtime or on vacation. In addition, read them just sitting in a lounge chair on Continue reading SUMMER READS 2020

Do Something Positive During the Pandemic

Do you feel the urge to do something positive during the pandemic but don’t know what to do? Maybe you’re in a high-risk group (age, pre-existing condition, poor general health). But you feel great now and want to help those Continue reading Do Something Positive During the Pandemic

Marketing During a Pandemic

CSN Press website

With COVID-19 here to stay, marketing during a pandemic is a challenge for all businesses. Authors are no exception. Most of us schedule numerous book signings and book fairs during the year. These events are where we get to meet Continue reading Marketing During a Pandemic

Covid-19 Crisis-10 Silver Linings

.Unfortunately, most of the world is pre-occupied with worries about Coronavirus and COVID-19. I hate writing about topics other than books, authors, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. However, because I’ve had a lot of time to think about the crisis Continue reading Covid-19 Crisis-10 Silver Linings

TIME TO STEP UP AND BE GREAT CITIZENS

The last time America acted great

*This is a NON-PARTISAN but slightly political post* For the first time since World War II, it’s time to step up and be great citizens of this country. Covid-19 is here to stay. It will affect every single one of Continue reading TIME TO STEP UP AND BE GREAT CITIZENS

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

Another Honor for Straight River; New Events on Calendar

I’m pleased to announce another honor for Straight River. It has reached the Semifinals of the CLUE Book Awards for Suspense & Thriller Fiction (Yay!). But don’t get too excited because I’m still competing with THIRTY (30) other books for first Continue reading Another Honor for Straight River; New Events on Calendar