August 2, 2016

A short review of my books were included in the August 2016 issue. Thank you!

You can read it here

July 19, 2016

Letters of Note recently published Vonnegut’s contribution to a Volkswagen ad campaign that ran in TIME magazine in 1988. The campaign asked authors to write letters to those living 100 years in the future. Here is his letter:


Ladies & Gentlemen of A.D. 2088:

It has b...

June 21, 2016

If you haven’t heard of Mort(e), take a chance and pick up a copy. “With sly references to Orwell’s Animal Farm, Robert Repino puts a nicely modern post-apocalyptic overlay on the fable of animals taking over the world.” The sequel, D’arc, will be out next year.

June 4, 2016

Minneapolis Star Tribune released their Summer Reading List. I'm happy to see my recommendation of The Desert Goddess series by M.L. Doyle made the list.

March 14, 2016


MN Invents is the first in a series of books which showcase the wonderful history of Minnesota’s culture of innovation and invention. Ranging from Rollerblades, Twister, the pop-up toaster, submarines and of course Spam.


The book was written and designed by Replace, a...

February 6, 2016

I’m thrilled that my short story, How to Make Bosnian Chicken Salad, was selected for the Women Veterans themed issue of O-Dark Thirty, the quarterly literary journal of the Veterans Writing Project.

You can order a copy or read it :

January 23, 2016

The Book of Lost Verses, by Mark Humes, displays his vivid artwork of colors, patterns and shapes. Humes, a disabled Army veteran, found that words were too limiting for the raw expression of his thoughts and feelings, so he turned to producing visual works of art. You...

December 1, 2015



LeAnne Howe is the gracious scholar, poet and writer who was the judge for the McKnight Fellowship in Creative Prose, 2015. At first I wondered what connected her to my writing, but after reading her latest book, Choctalking On Other Realities, I see that there are t...

November 3, 2015

For the past six months I have been helping bring to life Beth Caruso’s new book, One of Windsor, the Untold Story of America’s Witch Hanging. It has been rewarding, often painstaking, sometimes spiritual but extremely worth the wild ride from editing to cover design....

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Book Awards
Bilingual Children's Series

2015 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers in Creative Prose

2014 AIGA MN Design Award for I Know how to Ni Hao

 illustrator Lucas Richards

Short stories and poetry

How to make Bosnian Chicken Salad

Hello! America

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