Thursday, July 30, 2015

Follow my "Author in NYC Adventure" via Instagram

In just a few short days (Aug. 6) I'll be jetting off for a bite of the Big Apple and you will be able to follow my exploits through Instagram. Maybe you're asking yourself, "so what?" Okay, let me 'splain why it might be worth your time.

The National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Is., NY
I can't think of anything.

Just kidding. They say it's "the city that never sleeps" and I may not sleep either. I'll be busy cramming all I can into five days. Sure, I'll be signing books and talking about my new book Louie, the Lonely Lighthouse at the National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island for National Lighthouse Day (Aug. 8), but I'll be having some touristy fun, too.

AND I'll be posting pics from my adventures in Times Square and the Theater District, The NYC Disney Store (of course), Park Avenue and Central Park. I'll share photos from downtown, uptown, and China Town. And they'll be plenty of pictures of the NY harbor cruise (including Lady Liberty), plus Tom's Restaurant from Seinfeld, a walk along the High Line (a park trail made from the old elevated train tracks), Battery Park and the 911 Twin Towers Memorial, and so much more.

I'll also be sharing my dining experiences in images, too--anything and everything from a Coney Dog to a Jewish Deli delight; NY-style pizza or whatever. Nothing fancy though. I'll show you how to do NYC on the cheap.

Who knows what surprises await us? Just know that you're invited along to share the journey vicariously through the magic of the internet.

Follow my journeys on instagram @author_gregory.zschomler

WORD CRIMES: Weird Al Parody Music Video

Love this video! The song is quite good, too. But...well, the whole package is awesome.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Each summer we host the Northwest Author Fair, a FREE event with dozens of authors signing including best sellers and award-winners from fantasy, mystery, history, sci-fi, YA, kid’s books, and more.  There’s something for everyone so don’t miss it! 


Saturday, August 15th, 2015.

 2015 Author & Artist – Signing at Bob’s Beach Books on Hwy 101 in Lincoln City, Oregon, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ralph Elliott, Photography
Phillip Margolin, Mysteries
M C Arvanitis, Mid-grade Fantasy, Young Adult Historical Westerns
John Avery, Christian Non-Fiction, Bible Teaching
James Boyle, Horror/Urban Fantasy, Thrillers
Patsy Brookshire, Romantic Suspense
J F Cronin, Fiction
Carola Dunn, Mysteries
Kate Dyer-Seeley, Oregon Mysteries
Jenny Elliott, Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Suzanne Grant, Oregon Mysteries
Karen Groth, Lighthouse History
Bill Hall, Fiction
Dianne Hartsock, Psychological Thrillers
Dana Haynes, Thrillers
Amalie Hill, Science Fiction
Dell Isham, Historical Fiction, History
Jack Kent, Comics (as seen in Oregon Coast Today)
Jimmy Kerstein, Cookbook/Butchery
Deborah Lincoln, Historical Fiction
Ron Lovell, Oregon Mysteries
Melissa Eskue Ousley, Young Adult Fantasy
Randall Platt
Diana Polisensky, Historical Fiction
Walt Polzin, Westerns
Carolyn J Rose, Mysteries
Arlene Sachitano, Quilting Mysteries, Tech Mystery
Ramona Scarborough, Romance, Suspense, Fiction
Lizzy Shannon, Celtic Non-Fiction, Space Opera
Bunny Stevens, Memoir
Kai Strand, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction
William Sullivan, OR Hiking, History, Mysteries, Adventure
Gus Willemin, Fiction/Literature
Ava Wilson, Historical Fiction
Greg Zschomler, Children’s & Young Adult,  Humor and more

Saturday, July 4, 2015

NW Book Festival in Portland's Pioneer Square

It's that time of year again. The 7th annual NW Book Festival is just around the corner. Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 25. 

The event fills the Pioneer Courthouse Square at the corner of SW Morrison and SW Sixth Avenue and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Many, many NW authors and publishers will have booths and there are two NIWA tables. You'll find my books* with them at booth number 10.

The event is FREE, but be sure to bring along cash (or plastic) to buy books.

<Watch for my newest book, Plays and Sketches for Schools & Churches, coming this fall. 

Also (hopefully) coming next year (2016): The new Bayou Boys Adventure, Alien Ambush; Big Papa Zee's Tex Mex and Southwest Cookbook; and To Hell and Back (a novel).