CotN behind, Marscon ahead!

  Welcome new subscribers from Con of the North! I returned for my second year in a row, and most folks were asking, “What’s New?” Of course, I had “Apprentice Storm Mage” to appease them. It was by far the biggest seller, selling more than twice as many as the next book. A few people bought bundle deals with either my trilogy or my Intro to Dhea Loral set (Widow...

Posted:23rdFeb, 2020

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Please Send some Stars and Reviews if You’ve been Entertained!

Indie-Authors need a good boost from fans in order to get proper recognition and maybe one day quit their day job. I’m once again reminding…and begging…readers to leave some 4-5 star reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Audible, Smashwords, etc to support my writing if you’ve loved the stories. If you’ve been entertained, help me out, please. I have links below! You see, 3-star...

Posted:8thFeb, 2020

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New Book Released! Interview/Podcast on YouTube!

“Apprentice Storm Mage” is now available, and I’ve also had a recent interview on YouTube in which I read excerpts from my books! -Apprentice Storm Mage- Like a proud father, I once again get to pass the cigars around as I announce the new arrival. Apprentice Storm Mage is a new Young Adult fantasy set in my fantasy realm of Dhea Loral. (Adults should enjoy it too.) It stars a character...

Posted:4thFeb, 2020

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Calm Thoughts in a Politically-Charged Climate

I’ll have some good book news coming up soon, but first, a breather. Yes, we all need a breather. I keep my author social media free of political stuff for good reason. That being said, my family and friend’s Facebook sees a lot. And as one of my longtime friends put it on Facebook this morning, we don’t connect there to see too much political spam. We have Facebook and Twitter friends...

Posted:4thJan, 2020

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Year-End Thanks to Fans

  With thanks to many new fans and mailing list members, it’s been a great year! I just look at my expanding mailing list subscribers, Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads followers, and book reviewers’ praise, to realize my growing success as an author. It’s also been a big, busy writing year for me. Six major conventions, four craft fairs, two local store signings, and a weekend at the...

Posted:21stDec, 2019

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What I learned about Celebrities at GalaxyCon

This past weekend I had an awesome event in Minneapolis called GalaxyCon. It’s the biggest event I’ve ever gone to, depending on how one might rank the Mn Renaissance Festival. GalaxyCon was expecting over 30,000 guests for the weekend, and they packed their lineup with a bunch of big-name celebrities. In fact, the list of celebrities was intimidating for a young indie-crafter such as myself....

Posted:15thNov, 2019

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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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