Monday, September 30, 2013

Here's the PLAYHOUSE PHANTOM Book Trailer #1

Not what I wanted to do, but cost effective.

Book Review: Eight Year-Old Author's Debut Work Artful

I met a striking young author this past weekend from the Portland area and I had to buy his debut book. Damien Macalino is just eight years old. His masterpiece, What if an Alligator Ate an Avalanche, is a children's picture book featuring an alphabet of awesome alliterations (and you know I love those). I enjoyed the fun and fancy frolic.

The book is available on Amazon at the link above. If you have a preschool child or grandchild (or just love cute and witty picture books yourself) please purchase a copy and encourage this young writer.

Here's the young man reading the book at his launch party:

A Funny Song I Reference in PLAYHOUSE PHANTOM About Chinese Food

Saturday, September 28, 2013


PLAYHOUSE PHANTOM debuted at the Florence Festival of Books today, will be available at the Portland Home & Garden Show next weekend and is now available on Amazon.

The Halloweenie tale's official launch party is scheduled for October 26 NIWA Book Fair, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Latte Da Coffee House. So, if you're local (local, not loco), come on out and buy it from me and have it signed.

Love to meet you.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Florence Forecast for Festival of Books

Here on the Oregon coast. Ready for tomorrow's Florence Festival of Books.

Well, it's a bit rainier and windier at the coast than was earlier forecast. Now "it seems it will undoubtedly looks like a rather blustery day" tomorrow.

So, we'll be inside with the books. I'll be in booth 51 selling and signing books.

Monday, September 23, 2013

15 Ways to (Help) Promote Your Friend’s Book

By Guest Author

Yes, congratulating the author on Facebook or in an e-mail is a nice thing to do, but you should think BIGGER.

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Beautiful Beach and Bountiful Books

It looks like Friday will be a beautiful day at the beach. Weather for Florence, Oregon calls for mostly sunny skies and 65 degrees. Saturday is expected to be 68 degrees and overcast with a 30% chance of showers making it the perfect day to go to a book fair. Sunday and Monday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies, less rain (10% chance) and highs of 68. Now that sounds like a nice weekend to head to the coast. AND...

The Florence Festival of Books, which I will be at with nearly 70 other author's and publishers, takes place on Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 28). A perfect time and place to shop for all the readers on your Christmas list (hint, hint: I have a trilogy of Bayou Boys Adventures for $23).

Saturday, September 21, 2013

FVRL Resources for Indy Authors and Writers

Here's whats happening for y'all at the city branch of Fort Vancouver Regional Library:
  • Self Publishing and the eBook Revolution: Saturday, September 28, 2:30-4 p.m., Meeting Room, Level 4. Learn from authors who have self-published.
  • NaNoWriMo Kickoff! Sunday, October 27, 2-5:30 p.m., Columbia Room, Level 1.
  • Speculative Fiction Writer's Group: Ongoing, second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Meeting Room, Level 4; given over to quiet space writing together with breaks for brief discussion (next meeting Oct.12).
  • Writer's Workshop: Ongoing, first Thursdays, 6-7:45 p.m., Meeting Room, Level 4; support, feedback, community (next meeting Oct.3).

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Maybe I'll Read a Little Something from the New Book

I'm at Blood and Books, Dressed Like a Pirate and Have the First Copies of Playhouse Phantom

Come on down and give a pint of blood. You might even save a life.

Buy a book, too.

There are nine LOCAL authors here! 

They are: Andy R. Bunch, Phil Silver, Lisa Olsen, Cheyenne Moon, Carol Van Atta, Mike Chinakos, Adam Copeland, and Susie Slanina. Oh, and me.

Remember, you get a buck off one of my books if you give blood.

And I DO have the new book (delivered just this morning); which I'm selling IF you buy the set.

Mawahaha. Arrrgh!

i b4 e and c u at blood and book 2day, ok?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Creatures from the BOOK Lagoon

An image from the 1954 Universal movie "Creature from the Black Lagoon."
Here's an event you might want to catch 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar (205 E. 39th St., Vancouver, Wash.).

I'll be reading from my new book at the event and have books for purchase.

The "Creatures from the Book Lagoon" event will feature book and poetry reading, plus there will be authors to meet and mingle with and you can browse and purchase published works.

For more info contact Gary R. Moor at 971-322-6101 or OR Carol Sundstrom at 360-513-5067.

"GOD DISTORTED" Author John Bishop; iPad Giveaway

Thursday, September 12, 2013


The first copies of my new book have been shipped to me and will be available at the Florence Book Fair on September 28.

Though those won't be available on the 19th at the BLOOD & BOOKS event at the Vancouver Red Cross (by Vancouver Mall) my first two Bayou Boys Adventures will be and so will I (to sign them).

Come out and give a pint from 1-6 p.m. and I'll give you a dollar off!

Amazing Sleight of Hand Illustration on Choice from Memory's Door Performed by the Author James L. Rubart

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


The official release date for PLAYHOUSE PHANTOM is October 26, 2013 one week before Halloween. Factoid: The book, about a 'haunted theater,' takes place on Halloween.

HOWEVER, the book has gone to press and will be available for purchase and signing on September 28 at the Florence Book Fair! The event is free and a great excuse for book lovers to head to the beach.

The official launch party, if you can wait, will, of course, be in Vancouver, Wash. The location is yet to be selected, so watch this blog for further information.