Reader’s World – Small Business Saturday

readers_worldIf you are going to take part in the Thanksgiving shopping holiday, I have a suggestion for you: Buy some books!

This coming Saturday, 28 Nov 2015, Reader’s World in Lee’s Summit is having a Small Business Saturday event and there will be a number of local authors present during the day, including me.

It is a perfect chance to get some customized gifts for yourself or others (authors love to sign books).

I hope to see you there and have fun this holiday season, whatever you do.

Writers of the Wheat

Writers of The WheatI am looking forward to the Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival taking place this coming weekend, 7 Nov 2015. It will be a gathering of a number of authors from across the state of Kansas and will take place at Wichita State University’s Rhatigan Student Center from 10 am to 3 pm in the 2nd-floor walkway.  The event is free to the public, so if you are in the area, you might want to check out the event.

It will be a good chance for people to meet a number of authors, talk about writing, publishing, and just have a good time. The authors present, including myself, will have our books available for purchase, but we have also each donated novels to a charity raffle that will benefit the Wichita Children’s Home.

The Wichita Children’s Home was Wichita’s first orphanage, founded in 1888. In 2013, they celebrated 125 years of service to the community. Since they were founded, the WCH has added a wide variety of services, including a 24-hour emergency shelter for teens in need. As a charity organization, they can always benefit from donations, so even if you cannot make it to the Literary Festival, check out their page and if you can help, they will appreciate it.

Event: We’re Still Batman Day

We are still BatmanHeading over to the We’re Still Batman Day.  It is from 1000-1800 (6pm) at Elite Comics.

Come on out and experience a mini-con!

11842 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, Kansas 66210
To borrow from the facebook event:

A huge all day party to express our love of all things Batman! Come by for a huge comic book street party! Artists, vendors, food trucks, music, massive sidewalk sale costume contest and more! Tell your friends, take the day off and get your gravelly voice ready..We’re STILL Batman Day is coming! The event will be held at the shop located at 11842 Quivira rd in Overland Park Kansas.

Comic Artist Larry Stroman!
Comic Artist Erica Batton!
Comic Writer CW Cooke!
Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger will be collecting donations!
Kansas City Comic Con will be on site!
Comic Artist Damont Jordan!
Artist Leeanne Krecic!
Artist Iryna Stroganova!
Worst Comic Podcast Ever will be on the scene!
Author Brian W. Peterson!
Author Thaddeus Nowak!
Barefoot Sewing!
Artist Arie Monroe!


Shhh, We’re Batman Event

Elite ComicsI have a table at Elite Comic’s We’re Batman event!  It is this coming Saturday, 26 Jul 2014, starting at 10am and going to 4pm.

Come out and help us celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary.  There will be food, fun, numerous creators (including myself), and an attempt to set a cosplay world record for the most people in a Batman costume.

The highlights:

  • Huge sidewalk sale!
  • Limited Edition Batman gig poster!
  • Free copies of DC’s Detective #27 souvenir comic!
  • Free Cowls and Capes!
  • DJ keeping the groove movin’!
  • New Batman/Elite T-Shirt!
  • Face Painting!
  • Succotash food truck serving up carnival favorites!

I will be doing autographs and have copies of my novels available.  I also have some give-a-ways myself (bookmarks and copies of my maps).

There will be a tent in the parking lot at: 11842 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, Kansas 66210

If you are in the area, don’t miss the fun!

Event: Atchison Art Fair

At the end of the month, 26 Apr 2014, I will be signing and selling books at the Atchison Art Fair.  It runs from 10am to 5pm.

The Atchison Art Association invites you to join us as we celebrate the arts. This European-style open market is a fresh approach to the exchange of homegrown art, food, & culture. On Saturday April 26th from 10-5 the Atchison Art Association will host its second annual Open Air Fair on the Atchison Riverfront. This event will feature booths by Artists/Artisans, Farmer/Growers and Vintage items (aka funky junk) along with performance art, music, classes and demos from our artists.

If you are in the area, come out and see what is available!

KC Ren Fest 2013 — First Two Weekends

I had a great time at KC Ren Fest this weekend.  I was not able to make it out very long the first weekend (other commitments), but I helped Sam and Joe (my sister-in-law and my brother) at their booth yesterday and today.  She has fantasy art and Enchanted Names (her art work that she’ll customize for you) for sale.  You can check out what she has to offer at and her booth number at faire is 531

What’s more, I have copies of Mother’s Cures and Daughter’s Justice in the shop.  So, if you are in the KC area and have a taste for the renaissance, come out.  You can get signed copies of either book in her booth and on several of the weekends, I will be out there in person, such as next Saturday, 14 Sep 2013.  (Which should hopefully be 20 degrees cooler than the last two weekends; I wore a kilt the last two days it was so hot.)

It was good to talk with several people I met in prior years and I hope to see more of you this year and in years to come.


Career Day at Mill Creek Middle School

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of being invited to Career day at Mill Creek middle SchoolMill Creek Middle School’s Sixth Annual Career Day.  This is the second time I have been fortunate enough to be invited to a school to speak with students and I always find it rewarding to have a chance to meet with the next generation of potential writers.

I met many students in the 7th grade that were very interested in knowing what it is like to be a writer and I hope I was able to share a small part of that with them.  As I said on the 14th, there are many different fields that require writers.  While my passion has always been for writing novels, starting back when I was moving from middle school into high school, there are many different opportunities out there.  Continue reading

Oh so busy … new trailer and career day

I am not someone who can stand to be idle (but some times I would like to slow down a little more).

I just finished reviewing the trailer for Book 2, Daughter’s Justice, and I really liked it.  I’ll be getting it posted soon, as well a giving a date for the release of the book (getting really close).  The trailer is being made by Mallory Rock and she did a great job.

Also, I will be going to a career day next week and I am really looking forward to meeting the students at Mill Creek Middle School.  Should be a fun time talking about writing and hopefully they will be inspired to give all of us writers competition.

I’m also looking forward to Planet Comicon.  I’m a bit of a geek and I’m glad to be located close enough to attend (even just as a person going).  Should be a great time.

I promise to have more updates soon.

Thaddeus at Patton Jr. High

Patton Jr HighThaddeus visited with the students at Patton Jr. High on Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. After a personal tour of the school and a question and answer session with the book club, he spoke with the larger student body about writing and some of the things he has learned in his own writing career.

“I have to say it was a honor and privilege to met and speak with so many smart and motivated students and young authors. It was a very rewarding experience. I hope to be able to do again.”

The photo to the left is Thaddeus standing next to an “Author of the Week” board dedicated to him and Mother’s Curse. There was an essay contest for the students who would be chosen to meet Thaddeus.