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Upcoming events

I’ll be at three thrilling events in the near future. If you’re nearby, come check it/them out!

The Hanover Book Festival — Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Building in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Come meet a bunch of Virginia authors!

Hayfield Comic Con — Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Virginia. The students are organizing this event, and they’ve got some fun events lined up, including an Escape Room. Plus, this will be an excellent place to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

GalaxyCon Richmond — May 31 to June 2 at the Richmond Convention Center. I will truly be a very small fish in a huge pond here, but I will have a table, so come say hello!

Help me support the 2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis

One in four Americans have arthritis, and this number includes about 300,000 children, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

The 2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis is taking place in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, April 27. I encourage everyone to follow the link and make a donation.

I’ll be donating, and on top of what I already intend to donate, I’ll also donate all book and ebook royalties I earn today, Wednesday, April 3. (This is a personal promise from me, and only I am responsible for it. No other person or entity is responsible except me.)

So, please consider making a direct donation via the above link, and that would be wonderful. Or buy any of my books today, April 3, to increase the amount that I will donate. Or do both!

Thank you!

Embrace Change…and Excerpts!

I’ve tweaked one little aspect of my website here…I’ve created a drop-down menu under the “Books” tab up top.

Now, you can visit a new page dedicated to each of my books. You’ll see the cover image, description, and sales links as you always did, but now I’ve included a permanent excerpt for each title. I’ve incorporated the reviews there rather than in a separate “Reviews” tab as before.

This change will also provide a dedicated space for folks to leave comments specifically about that book and discuss it amongst themselves.

So scroll up and check it out, please, and have fun reading.

The 25 best-mannered people of the past 25 years

jimmy_fallonThe National League of Junior Cotillions has announced its list of the “25 Best-Mannered People of the Past 25 years.”

I came across it as a press release and thought it might be worth sharing as a reminder to start 2015 off on a kind note. (Though I do question ranking a comedian as more well-mannered than Mother Theresa, but the concept as a whole is still a nice thought.)

So, happy New Year! Behave yourselves.

Let us look now…to the future!

I made a bunch of progress today on my next book, the one that will come out after Earths in Space vol. 2.

What is it? Well, we have to keep some of the mystery alive, now don’t we?

But here’s one little tidbit: It’s a concept and characters I’ve written first as stage plays, then years later as a television pilot script, and recently as comic book scripts. Now all that work spanning eleven years and multiple media comes together in a novel.

And then after this unannounced project…more RIP! I shan’t neglect the ghost fights for too much longer.

I completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It was only a matter of time…

Imaginary bonus points if you catch the Doctor Who reference.

I would write a check to the ALS Association, too, but…writer.

Instead, whatever I make off my books this weekend, I’ll donate¬†that to the ALS Association. So order or download Earths in Space or RIP this weekend, Aug. 23 and 24, and your purchase will be extra-meaningful.

I now pass the challenge on to a few friends of mine — one author, one musician, and one actress: Dana Cornell, author of My Mother’s Ring; Samson Trinh, founder of Uke ‘n’ Roll, and actress/singer/entertainer Holland Gedney.¬†Have fun, ladies and gentleman.

What’s in the box?

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A box full of escapist sci-fi fun arrived at my door the other day, but it seems to contain a bunch of duplicates.

Guess I’ll just have to sell them at the Hanover Book Festival on Aug. 9.