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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2019 Convention/Appearances Schedule

If you are fans looking forward to catching me in-person, I’m listing my 2019 schedule below. I’ll be at these locations selling and autographing my works. Keep in mind, this may change during the year. A few of these conventions I’ve been to before, and plan to make regular appearances.   (C) = Confirmed appearance (U) = Unsure if I will be there or not. This can be due to many...

Posted:20thJan, 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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Video of Me Reading at WordBrew 6

On Oct 28th, 2018, I was invited to read a sample at my first Wordbrew event. The occasion was sponsored by the Minnesota Speculative Writer’s Group, (Minnspec), as well as a few local bookstores and coffee shops, and hosted at Kieran’s Pub. I’ll include a link to the Wordbrew 6 “Lookbook”, which details the event and introduces the authors who appeared along with me. Wordbrew_6_Lookbook I...

Posted:9thDec, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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