Appearing at GalaxyCon, Nov 8-10. Free book drawing.

My last and certainly biggest appearance of the 2019 Author Tour 😀 is coming up November 8-10th. I’ll be at GalaxyCon, along with an impressive list of celebrities and just about every other indieauthor and artist from Minnesota that I know. I will also be offering a free, personalized book of choice to TWO lucky winners! Must submit entry forms at the convention.     Projected...

Posted:23rdOct, 2019

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Mn RenFest now my 2nd Best-Selling Event! (Despite Rain)

  On Sept 7&8th, I got to be at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for their Wine, Chocolate & Romance weekend. My oldest, Samuel, helped me a lot, and I am ever so thankful for his efforts. Allow me to welcome all those new mailing list subscribers that signed up during that appearance. And what an appearance! As you can see by the pic above, I wore my renaissance garb.  I’ve been...

Posted:15thSep, 2019

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End of the Summer, Start of the Writing Season!

Did I just trouble anyone by declaring the end of Summer? I’m sorry. However, the boys are going back to school. I will miss them dearly, but it also means I have more time to write! (When not dodging honey-do lists.) During the Summer, we have way too much time being a family for me to keep up with my writing.   Book Projects This summer, I got a couple big accomplishments done. “The...

Posted:24thAug, 2019

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Building the “Connective Tissue” of a Book

Hello writers and readers! Today’s informative blog is aimed at both of you, but especially those who are thinking of writing. It was inspired by a scene I’m currently writing for one of my novels.   I call these particular scenes, “connective tissue”. (If there is a literary word for it, I haven’t found a good example.) Maybe it is due to my medical background, but...

Posted:25thJul, 2019

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How to Run a Great Convention

This last weekend I was at MSP SpringCon at the Minn State Fair Grandstand. After my fun time at that event, and the large efforts put forth by the organizers, it occurred to me some great things some conventions do to make for a wonderful event. Let’s discuss!   But first, be aware that there are conventions out there trying to make these events ultra-profitable and big business, even if they...

Posted:26thMay, 2019

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Spring Updates 2019

    Audiobooks & Promotions   I currently have two audiobooks in production. The first is my biggest fan favorite, “The Widow Brigade”. The other is my most recent release, “Boxer Earns His Wings”. I don’t have a set date on either of these yet, but both books are well into production. I’m expecting to have some good news on release...

Posted:26thApr, 2019

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A Social Experiment with Business Cards

While making appearances with my books, I noticed a strange trend among the visitors who took my business cards. I have a business card holder that sits up front for people to take. However, at conventions and events in which I had a large table, I would spread a few loose ones in otherwise empty spots. I figured it would be more convenient depending how a person approached my booth, and more visible...

Posted:19thMar, 2019

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Follow-up Marscon, Ready for MSP Spring Con!

Follow-Up Marscon   Last weekend was my second appearance at Marscon. The snow proved to be a major factor, as it hit hard Friday and cut down on the crowds who might’ve attended. It also forced me to stay Friday night at the hotel, which meant I wouldn’t be making a profit from the convention. On the other hand, I did make use of attending some writer panels that gave me ideas. Also,...

Posted:7thMar, 2019

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Two Appearances Soon, Con of the North and Marscon (Feb and March)

I’ve been hard at work arranging plans for my book signings for 2019. A couple of those dates have been confirmed and are approaching fast! If you are near the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and you love big conventions, I hope to see you at either of these events. Be sure to pick up an autographed book from me if you can. If not, at least pass on this notice to your social media. If there are people...

Posted:15thDec, 2018

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End of the year Thanks and planning for 2019

The U.S.A.’s season of Thanksgiving has arrived, even though this post comes a few days afterward. In fact, I’m writing this on my 47th birthday! It’s a time to reflect on the accomplishments and blessings of the past year. Also, I have news of 2019. First of all, notice how the Dhea Loral logo includes a cornucopia? It very much resembles an old Thanksgiving table. This represents...

Posted:28thNov, 2018

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