Marcia Freeman — aka “The Author’s Wife” — is Brian’s full-time partner in the book business. She coordinates all of their events, so if you’d like them to make an appearance at your library or book club, send her an e-mail or a Facebook message. Marcia is the first reader whenever Brian completes a new book.  “She’s my best — and most thorough — editor,” he says.  “She catches everything from major plot points to the smallest typo.” In addition to her marketing work, Marcia stays in close touch with Brian’s readers and writes a blog that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the funny, personal side of life in publishing.

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Croissant!

Although we live in Minnesota, Brian is often asked why he chose to set his newest book. THE NIGHT BIRD, out in San Francisco. That’s an easy one…Brian was actually born in Chicago (yes, his early years were spent in the shadow of Wrigley Field). In the early 1970s, his entire family relocated out to […]

Soft and Chewy

One of the things that Brian likes to do to relax is bake. And he’s been known to create some wonderful desserts (like red velvet cake, cupcakes, brownies, etc.,). He even subscribes to several cooking/baking magazines. But, there are some times when he just doesn’t have the time to whip up a sweet treat with […]

Minnesota Nice

There’s a phrase that’s commonly used to describe people who live here…they’re called “Minnesota Nice.” It means that Minnesotans will often go out of their way to help others…and this is particularly true when it comes to helping out their friends…! We were recently helping some friends who’d gone away for a few days by […]

Busted!

It’s the holiday season and, although there’s no snow on the ground in our area, Brian and I have put up our Christmas tree (yes, we have a fake one). This is no small feat…particularly when there’s “feline assistance” involved…! As you might imagine, having spent more than 30 Christmases together, we have quite the collection […]