"A Life Worth Dreaming About" reviews
“I like the easy, accessible style.”
--- Julia Forster, author of “Shadow Jumper”
--- Lisa Lickel, author of five novels, including “The Map Quilt”
“Good straight forward storytelling and the hook at the end of Chapter 1 works well, when we think the excitement is over. ... The writing is quite good.”
--- Tod Schneider, author of “The Lost Wink”
“It was an enjoyable read. Once I got into it, it kept my interest to see where it was going.”
--- Jill Badzinski, former editor West Bend (Wis.) Daily News
“I like the story. Carl reminds me of Patrick Bateman in ‘American Psycho.’ They are both loners and have a fondness for expensive clothes. I like the description in the first chapters of his interaction, or rather lack of it with his colleagues. I think it's good.”
--- Maria Gibbons, author of “Past, Present, Future?”
Friday, May 24, 2013
With today's digital technology, local business, especially bookstores, are going through hard times. Since my book came out in February 2012, four stores have closed that once carried my book and it's all because of poor business.
It's really sad that print is going through this period, books and newspapers. Someone told me that print has a better lifespan in terms of archiving than digital will. I didn't think of that until they told me. Think about it. How often do computer programs get updated? How often does print get updated? It won't be long until our digital age will be incompatible to the future. Then what?
Please, go out and support your local bookstore and newspaper.
Friday, May 3, 2013
I've got one more I'm going to try for. Let's hope for the best.
My Author Night on Wednesday was a good time, but a tad disappointing. I was hoping for a bigger crowd than what I actually got. Don't get me wrong, I was extremely grateful for the people that showed up. But I promoted the heck out of the event. So I'm trying to figure out how I could've increased the attendance. I thought I would've gotten more than I did. I did sell four books at the event, including three to my first-grade teacher Mrs. Black. It was so nice to see her and truly appreciate her support.
Here is a picture of the two of us from Wednesday night:
And here is a picture of me speaking at the event:
Up next is a book signing at Martha Merrell's in Waukesha, Wis. I'm there from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit breast cancer research.
After that, I'll be at the Lakefly Literary Conference and Book Fair on Saturday, May 11, in Oshkosh, Wis.
Then, I don't have anything scheduled for the time being.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
If you haven't gotten your tickets, still time to do so, go to: Villa Terrace website to get them.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Check it out: http://www.amazon.com/A-Life-Worth-Dreaming-About/product-reviews/1468543008/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_5?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addFiveStar&showViewpoints=0
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
It's a big day in downtown Waukesha. In the morning is the season's first farmer's market. Also taking place is a breast cancer awareness walk, followed by an Art Crawl. I will be signing/selling copies of my novel, "A Life Worth Dreaming About," at Martha Merrell's. I, along with Martha Merrell's, will donate portion of the proceeds toward breast cancer research.
Be sure to come out and support a local author and a worthwhile event.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
I sold three books and was interviewed by the community television station. It may not sound like much, but it was another opportunity to get the word out about my book.
I encourage those who have read it to please send feedback, whether it's by contacting me directly or by posting reviews online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and/or Goodreads.com. All reviews are sincerely appreciated.
My next appearance is one a big one: Author Night at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
For more information, click on the link: Author Night
May 1: Author Night, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 7 p.m.
May 4: Art Crawl/Breast Cancer Research Walk, Martha Merrell's, Waukesha, WI, 2-5 p.m.
May 11: Lakefly Literary Conference and Book Fair, Oshkosh, WI, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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