Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Burn Notice and Party in the CIA


While doing a little mental brainstorming for a potential new Dane Maddock Adventure to be co-written with David Wood, where I let my mind drift my thoughts went to Burn Notice, one of my favorite series, as well as a Weird Al song, Party in the CIA.

Okay, if you're familiar with Burn Notice, and the Weird Al song, you might get the connection. I am not sure the the starring character of Burn Notice, Michael Weston, would appreciate the song, but I bet Sam Axe (one of his cohorts) would have a good laugh. Am I wrong?

Here are some vid clips of Burn Notice (Intro) and Party in the CIA. See what you think.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

ConCarolinas 2022 Panels

Hey Folks,

I've been notified of the panels I will be participating on at ConCarolinas (June 3-5).

Time and Details for all of the Panels can be found here: ConCarolinas 2022 Schedule

Information on ConCarolinas can be found here: ConCarolinas 2022 Website

Details on when I will be at the Featured Author Table, signing books be shared as soon as it becomes available. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

ConCarolinas 2022--I'll Be There as an Author Guest

Hey Folks,

More event news!

I will be participating as an author guest at ConCarolinas 2022.

More Details will follow as they become available.

Here is a link: ConCarolinas 2022 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Two Book Signing Events in March 2022

Hey Folks,

I'll be participating at two events in March 2022!

The Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo 2022 at the Arts Center in Parkersburg, WV)

WittConn XVII (March 19 at Wittenberg University)

More Information will follow as the events near.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Christmas in the Village (St. Paris) Book Signing

Hey Folks,

On December 4th, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, I will be signing copies of my books inside Thornton's Flooring and Furniture (147 S. Springfield Street) in St. Paris, Ohio. 

Needless to say, books make excellent gifts, for Christmas, birthdays, or even just a gift for yourself.

There will be other artists and vendors located in other businesses in on Springfield Street in St. Paris. So, if you're in the area, stop by--and at least say, "Hi!"

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Alan Baxter Interviewed on the Creative Penn

 Hey Folks,

Here's a solid interview with award-winning Alan Baxter, Fantasy, Horror and Short Story Author.

He talks a bit about writing and short stories and building a writing career.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

First Signing Event Since Pandemic Arrived Happened


The Classic Plastics Pop Culture Vendor Show at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna, WV (Sponsored by the Classic Plastics Toy Store) went well.

There was a lot of foot traffic at the mall, probably due to the advertising effort by Classic Plastics, but also just regular in general. The mall looked to have about 95% occupancy of all its store fronts. Compared to the malls around where I live, that is outstanding.

Although I have quite a number of events in Parkersburg, and Marietta, both very near Vienna, I only saw two regulars to events I've regularly appeared at. One normally stops to chat but isn't one who reads my works. That's okay. I enjoy discussing fantasy, SF, writing and more.

It made for an odd mix of book sales. While I almost always sell the first books in a series (Such as Outpost or Flank Hawk) far more than other books, at events where there are folks who've picked up my works before, I tend to sell more of the later books in a series. I guess if I do the event again, I may get the repeat folks. Although, in my experience, returning readers at events like arts festivals and the Pop Culture Vendor Show, have less consistent return as compared to "Comic-Con" style events.

I was a little rusty with the PayPal Card Reader and such, but quickly got back into the swing. And, for those curious, about 1/3 paid cash. The rest via credit or debit.

Fortunately, I keep all of my signing gear together and organized in the crates and boxes. Makes prepping for events less of a hassle and less likely to forget something. Below is everything loaded on my two carts--which I have learned to dual maneuver pretty well.