Grazie Il Ramingos!

First, some news. Hot off the press, is a snippet from an upcoming review of the Midnight Rambler by Diane Donovan in the Midwest Book Review (full review out Feb 10).

Contrasts between Italian backdrops and culture and American perceptions and landscapes create realistic and thought-provoking scenarios as each of the characters finds themselves drawn into a deadly game where political interests and people are used as bait. These spice a powerful story of environmental polluters and their dangerous interests.

Libraries and readers seeking a thriller that is packed with memorable characters, fast-paced action, and thought-provoking social, political, and special interests will find The Midnight Rambler thoroughly engrossing.

We also like to announce a book signing coming up at our local bookstore Comma, a Bookshop on January 23th, and a tour of independent bookstores across Minnesota this summer is in the works.

On December 19th we officially launched The Midnight Rambler at Terzo in Minneapolis. The upscale, modern Italian restaurant was the perfect venue for me to talk about my new novel and sign copies. Five days later, we were in my hometown of Sioux Falls, SD holding a similar event at my friend Dave Billion’s brewery, Remedy Brewing Co. (the nitro peanut butter porter is superb.)

The Minneapolis SouthWest Journal promoted the Terzo event by publishing a sample chapter, and veteran reporter Tom Lawrence wrote a wonderful preview in the South Dakota Standard in advance of the Remedy launch.

Since then, the response to the Midnight Rambler from readers has been amazing.

So, I offer a hearty thank you to everyone that attended the book events, bought The Midnight Rambler, stocked the novel on your shelves, and let me feel your support from afar in a deluge of texts and social media. A very special grazie to the publicists at Blue Cottage Agency that worked overtime to get the word out, and to the volunteers at both Terzo and Remedy that ensured two smooth events!

And finally, to my family — that always has my back — I couldn’t have done it without you.