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I’m Trying Some New Events This Year The first one happens tomorrow, Saturday, May 27, from 9 am to 1 pm. It’s the Riverwalk Market Fair Summer Market in Northfield, MN, at Bridge Square Park on Division St. between 4th and 5th Ave. Dozens of farmer’s market-type vendors will be there, along with little old …


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Mainstreet Day

Outdoor Season in Full Swing My annual spring visit to Mainstreet Day in Hopkins is TOMORROW. The forecast is glorious. 9-4 are the hours. On Main Street in downtown Hopkins between 6th and 12th Aves. I’ll be in my usual spot on the south side of Main between the 10th & 11th Aves. I’d love …

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Cover Reveal

 Your first look at the cover of LITTLE MOUNTAIN, BIG TROUBLE In publishing, nothing is ever final until it’s in print, so this may get tweaked a bit. But it’s 99% of what I want. (I’ll probably change the top little script above “LITTLE.”) Little Mountain, Big Trouble is a labor of love that pays homage …

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Springtime and Sunshine Festival

TOMORROW A new event for me tomorrow. The Springtime and Sunshine Festival at the Anoka County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 13, 11-7. Most of the vendors will be indoors (including me in booth #67!), but some will be outside. Food, music, kids activities, dozens of artists and crafters, and maybe a few other authors besides …

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LIVE EVENT SEASON SHIFTS INTO HIGH GEAR WITH THE RUSTIC MAMAS’ MARKET A big event is happening at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna tomorrow from 9-3. The Rustic Mamas’ Market. It’s an art and craft show (indoors thankfully!) that features dozens of local artisans, artists, crafters, and a few authors like me. From what …


Bowl For Kids’ Sake

Big Fun Next Weekend One of my favorite stops for promoting my books is at the Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN. It’s very relaxed and fun and noisy. Watching the Littles and Bigs bowl is a blast. It’s also heartening to see so many businesses and …

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Reminder- Muir Library Tonight

MUIR LIBRARY I LOVE libraries. Maybe even more than bookstores. So I’m looking forward to my next coming event on Monday, visiting the Muir Public Library in Winnebago MN on Monday, March 27, to present “The Ins and Outs of Mystery Writing.” The fun starts at 6:30 pm. I’ll be selling and signing copies of …

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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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Drury Lane Books, grand Marais MN

Welcome Drury Lane Books

llsI just returned from my kind of winter getaway–going farther north than I already am in southern Minnesota! We spent an idyllic week in a condo on the North Shore of Lake Superior. We were literally overlooking that majestic inland sea from our many lakeside windows. So close, we heard the waves hitting the shore …

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