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ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference

I've been invited to speak at this year's conference! I can't wait to dive into the topic of self-publishing and how stories that highlight the many positive aspects of Rural South Dakota can contribute to economic growth. 


She wants to be a successful woman in a man’s business. He wants to go where the wind and money take him. Can they work together for an entire harvest season and be just friends?

!Newest Release!

Public Appearances and Book Signings

I would love to come to visit your readers' group and talk about all the Flyover County Books.
I would also be happy to visit with a writers group to talk about Self Publishing. 


Now out in Paperback or E-Book

Stories of Rural America

Hardcover Available
Hardcover Available
Hardcover Available



The Flyover County series tells the tale of small-town America.  


Flyover County was my first novel. It is also the anchor novel for all my books. Flyover County is an imaginary county in South Dakota. It is the location of Helen, SD. 

Helen, South Dakota is a small town even by Midwestern standards. With its population of just under three hundred fifty souls, Helen does not stand out as anything special. Other than the fact that it is a small town of only three hundred fifty residents.

Helen has two churches, two taverns, a café, an auto repair shop, a hair salon, a Post Office, and the Quick Stop gas station up on the highway. There are other small businesses in town, the mayor owns a small engine repair shop, his brother has a well service. Like many Midwestern towns, there is a grain elevator nearby.
But it's not the layout of the streets or the number of businesses that makes up Helen, SD, it's the people. The lives of these three hundred fifty people have intertwined and merged over the course of years. The vast majority went to Helen Elementary School and then Helen High. They attended the Helen United Church or St. James Catholic Church. They have a common history, a history that includes pioneers, Conestoga wagons, sod huts, and railroad whistle stops. These children of rugged settlers have been told stories of severe conditions and major hardships. The past has ingrained a special set of values into the fiber of these descendants. It has fixed in their character a work ethic unmatched by children from other areas of the country.


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