With a heavy heart

A little more than a week ago I learned that the Reader’s World in Lee’s Summit will be closing their doors at the end of June.

The store is run by amazing people who have always been very good to the local author community as well as their clients and I wanted to say thank you to all of them for everything they have done. I know I personally will keep some fond memories of the events I participated in at the store. I wish all of them the best in where life takes them.

If you are in the area, please stop by the store. They are offering discounts on the merchandise they have in stock and it would be a good chance to wish them well.

Planet Comicon, here I come

Planet Comicon

Heirs of Cothel Series CoversPlanet Comicon starts on Friday and I have to say I am really excited! It is the first big event I am doing this year and I have missed hanging out with the crowd of very talented authors, artists, creators, and cosplayers. In all, just a really great group of people to spend time with.

This year they have many wonderful actors and celebrities attending and I am jealous of those who will have a chance to meet them all (I, of course, will be mostly behind my table).

This year I have new maps to go along with the books and I really hope everyone will love them as much as I do. I learned a lot in creating them and will definitely be doing more of the old world style maps. In you are interested in them, I am offering a bundle deal.

Map of CothelMap of the Sea of Tet

My table is in the Artist Alley area, number 2340, stop by and see me!

Books in the Bottoms

West Bottoms Entertainment DistrictBooks in the Bottoms

Kansas City, Missouri’s Historic West Bottoms includes a lot of different shops and activities. They have a First Festival Weekend event the first Friday of the month. In February, I will be taking part in the Second Annual Books in the Bottoms Event. with a lot of other Great Authors.

The event takes place at a number of the West Bottoms’ shops and restaurants on Friday and Saturday. Authors will be located at different shops during the event, so check the schedule in the press release below. Come out and visit some of the unique shops, get a bite to eat, and have fun!

If you will be looking for me, I’ll be at the following locations:

Hope to see you there!

Here is the press release:

Books in the Bottoms

Coming Events – Oct 2016

BooksHard to believe we are getting so close to the end of the year already.  Seems it was just May, then I looked up and we are already in October. Well, here are a couple of coming events I have in the month of October.

First is the Lansing Fall Festival (which had been known as Autumn in the Grove).  This event keeps growing every year and there will be quite a few additional vendors this year compared to last. Come on out this Saturday, October 8th from 10am to 4pm and enjoy the fun.

The last event for October is Elite Comic’s Free Comic Book Day of the Dead!  Elite always throws a great party and there will be a number of great creators there.  Plus, free comics! Don’t miss this event.  This is on October 29th from 10am to 5pm.

Smallville ComicCon

Smallville Comiccon

Smallville ComicCon is upon us (11 and 12 Jun 2016)!

Since 2013, during the summer, Hutchinson Kansas renames itself to Smallville Kansas. It lasts only for a day or two, but during that time, you have a chance to visit Clark Kent’s boyhood town. And if you go to the Smallville ComicCon, you can even get your mail postmarked from Smallville Kansas by the post office.

I had a wonderful time at Smallville last year and I’ve been looking forward to another great event!

Planet Comicon 2016

I had a great time at Planet Comicon this year!

It was a real pleasure to meet so many new people as well as connecting with existing fans who wanted to get the next book in the series. As this was my first big event of the year, it also allowed me to catch up with fellow authors and creators.

Oh yeah, and while I was at Planet, UserNameNerd.com interviewed me:

Thank you again and looking forward to seeing everyone again at the next event!

Planet Comicon

Planet Comicon looks to be another great event this year.  There will be lots of celebrities, including: Stan Lee (the master himself); Jenna Coleman and Arthur Darvill from Doctor Who; and , Sean Maher, and Alan Tudyk from Firefly; and many more.

Numerous creators and artists, including Jason Aaron, CW Cooke, and a ton of others great people.

Writes Kevin Smith, Jim Butcher, Dayton Ward, and Kevin Dilmore (plus many more, including myself) will be there.  (I’m at table 2042.)

Planet Comicon 2016 Map


Free Comic Book Day 2016

Free Comic Book Day at Elite

Elite-Free-Comic-Book-DayWilliam at Elite is having another party and you are all invited! Best part, you can take some free stuff home with you: Comics, food, and cosplay.

Free Comic Book Day is May 7th, starting at 1000 AM.

There will also be lots to buy.  William invites a lot of local creators to show up, so you can talk with many artists and authors.

I will also be there with my table and books. Unfortunately, unless the shipping gods have a sudden spurt of love for me, I won’t have Father’s Legacy there.  But I will have the first four in the series.  Never fear, if you want a signed copy of Book 5, I am booked for three Comicons in the coming months and plan to do additional local events as well.

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.