Behind the Scenes of my next WiP (Work in Progress)

It’s time to give fans and readers a glimpse into some behind-the-scenes work as an author. I’ll discuss some of the writing I’ve been doing and the things an indieauthor like myself has to track. My current project and why I chose it I currently have four books in various stages of production. Three of them have several chapters written in the first draft, and one is just an outline...

Posted:11thOct, 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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Two Audiobooks in Production through ACX

I have good news for fans that have asked, two of my books have started the Audiobook process and have publishers working on the projects.   (Sometimes I’m not sure if I should start a post with “Good News Everyone”, since that phrase usually pulls up scary memories of Futurama and the crazy stuff that usually followed that announcement.)   They are going to be exclusive...

Posted:15thMar, 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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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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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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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 ┬áRochester, 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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