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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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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The Widow Brigade now available as Audiobook!

(Click for a larger image) For those asking about audiobooks, the first one is ready! The Widow Brigade is narrated by Darla Middlebrook. It was a great feeling to hear Darla give my characters a voice for the first time! (I linked her site at the bottom.) I know this will please a lot of folks at conventions who’ve asked me for audio versions. Feel free to check out the links below to claim...

Posted:19thJun, 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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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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