Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Time

As happens each year at this time I have fallen behind. But, we enjoy this time of year even if it normally means a few excess pounds for me. Can't wait to see if I can get some momentum going in 2018, if it all goes great, I might get out three books. Crossing fingers.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2018

Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Book Soon

Watch for my new book coming out – I hope -  next week.
And thanks for making November my best book sales month ever.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Selling Books in Sunrise Wyoming

Wonderful day today talking to people and selling books in Sunrise, Wyoming. Nice crowd with many vendors, presentations, and activities.
Photos from Sunrise I took on an outing last fall -  no time today. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

KDP Page Reads Climbing

KDP pages read over a 1,000 per day this week. Not sure why they are up so much but most grateful for the reads. Sales also up. 

See all my books here, and thanks for reading

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spreading the News

I had a wonderful time talking to the Laramie County Historical Society Sunday, always great to get together with other lovers of history. 
Research time with my partner

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Book Seven Almost For Sale

This morning I got the proof copies of the newest of my kid’s novels, my seventh book overall. This one is book three in the series and is titled, Yikes – My Neighbor’s A Vampire.

The book looked good, and formatting was spot on. My wife, as always is my first reader when the proof copies come. Others will also read, one maybe two people, but my wife reads the stories first. She is a terrific first reader as we have been married long enough that she will tell me the truth about what doesn’t work, and what she does not like.

The problem – she found something she didn’t like. Each chapter has a picture on the first page, Jan didn’t like where I put some of them. In my first two books the pictures told a bit of the story to follow, but in this one, I put a few after the story on the heading for the next chapter. I thought it was clever and creative, she didn’t think so, now looking at it, she’s right. Darn it!

Looks like I will be spending some time moving pictures around, along with the usual fixing of things my readers find. Oh well, that’s what readers are for.

Work – work – work, a writer’s job is seldom never done.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Western Short Stories - Looks Like Readers Are Loving Them

I cannot say how terrific it feels to see my book of Christmas short stories is still selling. Although the stories are set around Christmas, they are stories for any time of the year. The short tales are more of love, hope, relationships and most of all, the west.

The book did well before Christmas and is still going strong, selling a few copies, now, nearly every day. I often get notes on blog posts or by email about my books, and occasionally by mail. Recently I received a most heartwarming note about this book. It was so appreciated, as all of us that write hope that we are making a difference in our readers day, if nothing else, but to bring a bit more pleasure and happiness into someone’s life.

Interested in westerns? Read my western writing blog posts here -

Monday, January 2, 2017

Commitment - A Western Mystery

Did you make a resolution to read more in 2017 – I hope so, no better way to escape.

For a good old west, uplifting mystery, give this one a try.  Super way to start the year.

Commitment - Blade Holmes had it all. He was a living legend and still a young man. But he couldn't commit, not to a job a place to call home or to the love of his life. And now someone wanted him dead. Blade Holmes is at his best from Laramie City to Fort Laramie. History, adventure, mystery, this book has it all!