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I belong to both the Lake Superior Writers and Wisconsin Writers Association.

My short story, Haircut, was selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the Nemadji Review of Wisconsin State University, Superior Wisconsin.

I also won a third place prize in the 2020 Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring contest for my short story Cold Comfort. It is now available through Amazon. Creative Wisconsin Anthology: 2020: 2020 Jade Rings and Student Writing Contest Winners

My short story “The Empty Seat”, has been chosen for inclusion in “The Talking Stick/Jackpine Writers’ Bloc” Book 30 to be released in October 2021.


In addition to being the author of Woman River, I am interested in sharing and talking about human motivation as it relates to the development of characters in stories. I would welcome the opportunity to talk with book clubs, classroom groups, library associations or community groups about the interplay of psychology, both developmental and pathological, in the creation of interesting and absorbing literature.

My presentation “Psychology in Storytelling: Characters in Stories We Write,” is free of charge and does not have to be tied to a discussion of Woman River.

If you are interested, let me know and we can arrange a time. You can contact me at or at my website or Phone: 218-556-1300.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday March 20, 2016 – Eagan Minnesota Book Club Discussion

Monday March 21, 2016 – St. Paul Minnesota Book Club Discussion

Thursday April 14, 2016 – Provincetown Massachusetts Presentation:                 Psychology and Storytelling: 1 to 4 PM

Current Projects – January 2015

No, I haven’t forgotten that many of you would like to see what happens to the characters in Woman River. They have stories that need telling. Before I dive into a sequel, I have to finish another book.

I am about two thirds through the first draft of a novel that follows the life of a psychologist who practices his craft in Northern Minnesota. He is a man, who like all of us, has issues. He works with young children who have been physically and sexually abused. The book will give a pretty clear picture of the day-to-day grind of clinical work, its rewards and challenges, and the importance of relationships between human service providers, law enforcement and the courts. These are the people who make it possible for the rest of a community to go about their business, with safety and the chance to make a good life.

In addition to the “Willie” serial riff, I will also be starting a series of interviews to weave into my articles in the Bemidji Pioneer’s “Prime Time” or another periodical venue. The “Glue” of any community is the sum total of those who make it work; the bakery and restaurants, the man who sweeps the sidewalks or the service station technicians that keep your wheels turning. There are many tales to be told.