On June 13, 2022, a “Thousand Year Flood” closed Yellowstone National Park for the first time in 34 years. The editor of Montana Senior News assigned me to cover the historic event. Here is my feature article.
A big Thank You to the kind folks who voted for me in the Best of the Flathead contest, sponsored by the area newspaper. I’m delighted to be the runner-up among these strong, well-known local authors.
Join me for a fun conversation with Canadian podcaster Dennis Rimmer, host of Talking Books and Writing and Stuff. We chat about the inspiration for Instrument of the Devil, the long rugged drive across Montana on Highway 2, and a few secret editing tricks. To listen, click here.
Here’s a fun chat with Boomers on Books in London:
Just a quick reminder about an upcoming event. Please join Montana authors Debbie Burke, Leslie Budewitz, and Mark Leichliter for a panel discussion on mystery, suspense, and thriller books. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 2 p.m. at Buffalo Hill Auditorium, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell, MT 59901. Everyone is welcome! There will be… Continue reading
No, Going Wide doesn’t refer to my hips! In self-publishing terms, Going Wide means selling your books to different markets besides Amazon. To learn how to distribute to Barnes & Noble, Apple, and international booksellers, join me for a FREE class about Draft2Digital. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7 p.m. at… Continue reading
Enjoy cookies and conversation with award-winning authors, Debbie Burke, Leslie Budewitz, and Mark Leichliter, who will talk about their newest mystery and thriller books. We’re celebrating Christmas in July for Leslie’s brand new release, Peppermint Barked. Our books will be for sale and we’re happy to sign them for you! Tuesday, July 19,… Continue reading
A kind soul–I don’t know who–nominated Debbie Burke as “Best Local Author” for the annual contest sponsored by the area newspaper. Whoever you are, THANK YOU! June 29, 2022 is the last day to cast votes in “The Best of the Flathead” contest. You don’t need to subscribe to the… Continue reading
On Thursday, June 23, 2002, I’ll be presenting a FREE tutorial to Montana Women Writers about Draft2Digital. D2D is an easy program to help you professionally format your books and distribute them “wide” to online booksellers like Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo, and international markets. Montana Women Writers will… Continue reading
Reading Friends, today I’m asking for your input. I’m always on the lookout for real-life crimes with a bizarre, funny, or unusual twist–news stories where you shake your head and think “You can’t make this stuff up!” Here’s a sample entitled “Pee for Profit” that I wrote for The… Continue reading