Author Update July 2018
I have just completed my series of twenty-five YouTube videos relating to my novel Ceding Contempt. This fall I will be posting a new series of twenty-five blog posts related to the Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850 followed by a series of YouTube videos. My current project is a novel about the Sandy Lake Tragedy which has the working title, Resisting Removal: The Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850. The novel has been through several edits and I am now exploring my options for publication. Previously, I have published my books independently through Lulu.com. As I move forward, I will consider traditional and hybrid publishing as a means to help my work reach the largest possible audience.
Also at this time, I am entering my second year of MFA program in Creative Writing at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. I will be attending an intensive writer’s residency at Augsburg on July 19–29. The Residency will include workshops, craft talks, panels, and lectures from visiting authors. This will help me continue to learn more about the craft of fiction as I seek to make my historical writing more effective, meaningful, and entertaining.
As I focus on graduate school and the publication of my current novel, I have very few events this summer. I will be speaking at the Pond Dakota House in Bloomington on August 19 (http://ponddakota.org/events/program-the-context-of-the-u-s-dakota-war) and I have a tentative speaking engagement in Hutchinson on August 18.
Thanks for reading and best wishes for an enjoyable summer!