And the Winner Is:

DANGEROUS STRAITS Thanks to all who voted in last month’s opinion survey regarding the new title. The large number of responses (nearly 50) really helped me decide. Some of you may be disappointed that your favorite wasn’t the winner. I Continue reading And the Winner Is:

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 Continue reading Decision Time For a Book Title

Anniversaries and Upcoming Events

My wife and I had a pleasant mid-week stay in Marquette, Michigan to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary on June 17. Marquette’s a college town (Northern Michigan University) with a lively downtown, a beautiful and historic waterfront, lots of parks Continue reading Anniversaries and Upcoming Events

While This Author’s Away, the Beta Readers Will Fillet . . . My Manuscript

While the author’s away, my loyal beta readers are well into critiquing my “polished first draft” of the sequel to Castle Danger (working title: Book Three). While they do their thing, I’m doing what smart (?) authors do–taking a break Continue reading While This Author’s Away, the Beta Readers Will Fillet . . . My Manuscript

Progress Report

I’ve been lax at keeping you up to date on my next book, so here’s a progress report: WRITING IS DARN DIFFICULT! 🙂 I’m making slow progress on finishing the first draft. A few scenes and characters don’t feel quite Continue reading Progress Report

Reminder: Help Me Celebrate Indie Author Day in Southern Minnesota

Especially for my followers in Southeastern Minnesota! I’ve just signed on to make a presentation on Saturday, October 14, at the Owatonna Public Library (a darn cool library for its architecture alone–let alone the great staff and service). The event is the Continue reading Reminder: Help Me Celebrate Indie Author Day in Southern Minnesota

Neo Renaissance Means Occasionally Leaving One’s Comfort Zone

(Forgot to claim my 2013 award.) *blush* Not much time to  post since I’m in the middle of my third writing marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, or NNWM. http://nanowrimo.org/ I signed up to participate (Free, by the Continue reading Neo Renaissance Means Occasionally Leaving One’s Comfort Zone

Writing Milestones–One Large, One Small

Good news for most writers comes, rarely at best. So I was particularly pleased and grateful to achieve two noteworthy goals in the past few weeks. Not quite Champagne-worthy (I’ll save the Dom Perignon for when my first novel is Continue reading Writing Milestones–One Large, One Small

NaNoWriMo and Neo-Ren

If you read this title and thought NaNoWriMo is some weird hybrid animal that’s a cross between an alien being from the planet Ork and a rhinoceros, then you probably aren’t a writer and you don’t know that the inflated Continue reading NaNoWriMo and Neo-Ren

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 Continue reading UWWI Thoughts and Impressions 2013