It seems always a little weird self-promoting something you did like a piece of art, a performance, or a book. Despite everything Swedish in me telling me not to, to be frank, books don't market themselves, so I'll say it. My new book is out!!
To be honest, I have to market the &&% out of this book or my garage will not have room for my car. .
Today I have my first two retailers locked up, Log Gables in Brule, WI and DDR Books of Watertown, SD. I have also scheduled my first book event for June 5th, 7pm for DDR Books in Watertown, SD.
Some say it couldn't be done and some say it shouldn't have been done, but well, I have (I think successfully). I have crafted a book about my two passions, birding and pike fishing, telling a lot of stories about my many zany pike fishing adventures AND my big year of 2016.
Have I have fished with..?
a) A convicted murderer
b) A congressman
c) An NFL and college sports legend
d) A crazy Finn who only spoke Clint Eastwoodism English
The answer is ALL of the above.......the stories will leave you ..well....they will leave you scratching your head
The history of the Falun Sucker Club has never before been written
It has some good reviews so far.
I think that is the best book you have ever written
Susan Segelstrom, my mother and author
Okay family members aside:
I have enjoyed Olaf Danielson's tales for years. Whether its high-adventure birding in Alaska or documenting the environmental tightrope of modernization in the tropical paradises of Hawaii and the Virgin Islands, his world-traveling adventures always pull my mind into a magical world that actually exists somewhere beyond the beaten path. Through his stories, photographs, and humorous philosophy I find myself pulled into Zen of learning without even realizing it, and Confessions of a Pike Whisperer fits that genre like the finest fishing braid on the spool of a well-oiled reel. Read it, loved it, and am insanely jealous of his knack for collecting and photographing monster fish, not to mention his unrivaled ability to paint a zesty story that perfectly captures mankind s love affair with the raw beauty of nature.
--John Luthens, Wisconsin Outdoors Jounalist and Author of Taconite Creek
Here is the official synopsis: