One Week until Wordbrew 6! (Oct 28)

A reminder, I’ll be signing books coming up soon at WordBrew 6, located at Kieran’s Pub in Minneapolis, Mn.   Oct 28th, Minneapolis, MN – Wordbrew 6 Noon-5pm, Kieran’s Irish Pub, 85 6th St N, Minneapolis, Mn, 55403 Facebook event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/551880108597162/ Event description — Called “speed-dating” for speculative fiction readers, local authors...

Posted:21stOct, 2018

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Locally, my Books on the Shelf at Chapter 2 Books, Hudson

I have to thank the folks at Chapter 2 Books in Hudson, Wi, for stocking copies of my books on their shelves! You can go there and purchase signed copies of “The Widow Brigade” and “Pilgrims with Blades”. Bill and Sue Rogge opened the store in 2011, and were also quick to support me with copies of the “Earthrin Stones” trilogy back then. They are still very supportive...

Posted:1stOct, 2018

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The Widow Brigade offered on ACX, Audiobook in the future!

  (Click for a larger image) The process has begun on ACX to acquire “The Widow Brigade” in an audiobook form. More and more people are turning to audiobooks, listening to them on long trips and commutes, or maybe while resting on a hammock. (Am I the only one that keeps a hammock on his deck in the summer?) No idea when this project will finally come to fruition, but it’s now...

Posted:15thSep, 2018

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Two New Confirmed Author Appearances Booked

I’ve been really busy getting a lot of things organized and planned out following Nerdin’ Out Con. The biggest news are two more confirmed appearances. If you’re local to the Twin Cities and a lover of books and fantasy, you should attend these events!   Oct 28th, Minneapolis, MN – Wordbrew 6 Noon-5pm, Kieran’s Irish Pub, 85 6th St N, Minneapolis, Mn, 55403 Facebook...

Posted:12thSep, 2018

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“Ripple” Effect of Convention Appearances

  Since doing conventions, I’ve noticed a trend. Despite whatever sales I make, there’s usually still several people who accept my business cards. A person tends to wonder how much attention browsing customers spend on you once the convention is over. I watch my Kindle sales every few days, tracking the editions bought or the number of pages read from Kindle Unlimited books. I did...

Posted:7thSep, 2018

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1st review up for Pilgrims with Blades – 5 stars!

I was already glad to see a 5-star rating hit from one reader on Goodreads, but now we also have a first written review up on both Goodreads and Amazon. Also 5 stars! …Van Dyke’s writing is tight and action is well paced and thought out. Immediately, I spotted some things that made me grin… Follow the links below to either site to read the full review. It’s from Christopher Schmitz,...

Posted:2ndAug, 2018

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Signing at NerdinOut! Rochester, MN Sept 8-9

I’m making another convention appearance this September. Headed to NerdinOut in Rochester, MN. Dates are Sept 8&9, 11-6 both days. Address below: Graham Arena  Rochester, MN 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE 55904 This will be my 3rd convention this year. Stop by for autographed copies of my fantasy books. This time, I’ll be sharing a booth with Christopher Schmitz, so on the program it might...

Posted:25thJul, 2018

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Author Signing, Chapel Con, Albert Lea, July 21&22 2018

It is confirmed that I will be signing books locally…well, kinda locally…in Albert Lea in just a couple weeks. I will have a booth at Chapel Con! This will be July 21&22nd, 2018 at the Albert Lea City Arena. I’ll have all five of my published books present, and will be autographing and signing them. Chapel Con’s Website I’m going to be in one of the middle rows, not...

Posted:5thJul, 2018

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Title in the works: “Boxer Earns His Wings”

Time for another update! This summer I’m slowing down some other projects to focus on a previous, unreleased title. Yes, that means I’ve been delaying work on the next Pilgrims with Blades. So, what is this new title? Years ago, I was asked to create a short story for a compendium with other authors. It seemed focused on Steampunk, so that’s what I wrote. I finished up and submitted...

Posted:19thJun, 2018

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Conversion to Ingram, (Still using Createspace)

Now that the family vacation is over, I have a big project to continue. This is basically a continuation of acting on my thoughts in an earlier blog: https://dhealoral.com/indie-author-navigating-choices-in-self-publishing/ Most of my successful book sales venues will not be affected. I sell a lot through Amazon and Kindle, so I’m keeping both of those. (My Createspace books maximize my Amazon...

Posted:25thMar, 2018

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