It’s a Page Turner!

On November 7, eight North Dakota authors will be featured on Page Turner, an event sponsored by Humanities North Dakota. I’m privileged to be one of the authors.

This online event is scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. CDT. There is no cost, but you must register. I signed up and found it easy to do. Here is the address:

HND bills the event like this: “Page Turner is an entertaining and inspiring hour with North Dakota authors reading excerpts from recently published or soon-to-be-released books. Each author will read from his or her latest work.”

I went into the HND office in September to tape my segment and haven’t seen what it looks like, so I hope it’s good! At any rate, it’s a wonderful opportunity to see and hear North Dakota writers without leaving your easy chair.

Uniquely, the other writers include my friend Paulette Bullinger, who was writing her historical novel when I was working on Secrets of the Dark Closet, and Hazel Mattice, lives in my hometown, LaMoure, N.D.

Here is the full list of authors stolen from their website and abbreviated:

Jill Kandel grew up in Valley City, ND. Her forthcoming book: The Clean Daughter: A Cross-Continental Memoir, NDSU Press, February 2022.

Sarah Davis is many things…wife, mother, veterinarian, writer. She is working on her second novel as you read this.

William Heinzen lives in Bismarck, ND. Warrior of Light is his first novel.

Bonnie Staiger, is the North Dakota Associate Poet Laureate. Her second book In Plains Sight has been recently released from NDSU Press (2021).

Gayle Schuck is a North Dakota native. Her four books are all set in North Dakota. See more at

Hazel Mattice  lives in LaMoure, ND. She is the author of 3 novels, including The Green Door, Where there is no Whisper, and Thirsty Ground.

Paulette Bullinger and her husband have been in business in the agricultural field for over 35 years. Her first novel, Nothing Hidden, is a historical novel set southwest of Mandan.

Ron Baesler is a farm boy, physicist, pastor, missionary, seminary professor, gardener, grandfather, father and husband. Visions From the Heart is his fourth book.


Book News

Family life has sidetracked my writing ways, so work on my next project is delayed. Our daughter-in-law has been hospitalized with Covid and priorities have been in helping their family.

I have three events scheduled during the holidays:

November 27: Chamber of Commerce Dinner at LaMoure

December 3: Dickens Festival, Garrison

December 4: Touchmark Craft Fair, Bismarck

Country Road by Christy Brucks is the original photo used for the cover of Cottonwood Dreams



“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” 

Psalm 107:1