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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My Wrist Surgery, Sept 27, 2018

Folks have been asking about my wrist surgery, so I might as well shoot out a general blog about it. I had surgery on my dominant wrist on Sept 27th, 2018. The diagnosis was Keinbock’s Disease, a condition derived from a wrist injury that leads to a lack of blood flowing to the lunate bone. I originally injured my wrist years ago at an old job while moving a patient. It was a case in which only...

Posted:16thOct, 2018

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Sad Tale: Telltale Games has Closed

Telltale Games, we knew you for too short a time.   Last year fans were worried when Telltale Games showed signs of financial trouble, dropping about a quarter of its workforce. Now, a great band of storytellers has disbanded except the few core employees cleaning up the aftermath. A company whose website mentions “53 dogs visit our office each month” and greeted employees with “you...

Posted:22ndSep, 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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Post-Event Report: Chapel Con, Albert Lea, 2018

I’m a bit overdue in reporting on my first appearance at Chapel Con. Although, bear in mind my first ever con appearance was QuestCon in Oct 2017, so all the conventions I’m hitting this year are all first time appearances. Each of them are a new experience as I take a bigger step into the world of being an indie author and getting out the door to sell my books face-to-face. Prior to Oct...

Posted:3rdAug, 2018

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When you feel bad about a spelling error…

It happens. I can write and rewrite, go through a dozen editing passes, and somehow or another….a spelling error still makes it through into the book! Now, no one is immune. Even my favorite authors, guys with big names in the business, have had a misspelled word slip through. You wouldn’t believe the number of word oopsies that have already occurred typing this post, but I keep going back...

Posted:10thJul, 2018

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