The Art of the Last Minute Gift (Hint: It’s a book.)

It’s the week before Christmas. Four shopping days left and if you’re anything like me, you’ve got a few hard-to-buy-for folks left on your list. Don’t worry! I’ve read some amazing new releases this year that will make perfect literary gifts. Let’s break them down by type, shall we?   Target: Your dear friend who’s . . . 

Book Covers!

Yes, it’s that time. We’ve reached the exciting milestone with EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE of finalizing the cover art, but before I unveil the cover I’d like to take a moment—or a blog entry or two—to look at the concept of covers. What do they do? What do they add or take away . . . 

Writing for Cecil

A few weeks ago a building near my office was overrun by police cars and media vans. I didn’t know what was going on until someone told me, complete with a meaningful look in one of the spare cubicles, “That’s where the dentist’s office is.” I didn’t need to be told which dentist, because in . . . 

Cracked Walnut Literary Festival 2015

Spring is here and that means another fabulous Cracked Walnut Literary Festival! I’m excited to be reading at the “Talking to God” event at 7pm on Thursday, May 14th. Along with enjoying a great lineup of local authors, this may be your last chance to attend a reading at Subtext: A Book Store in its current . . . 

Book Launch of the Season

Attention all Twin Cities literati! The place to be tomorrow night is at Common Good Books in St. Paul for the book launch of SIX MONTHS IN THE MIDWEST, Darci Schummer’s debut story collection. Check out the book trailer here and then head over to Common Good Books at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night for what . . .