In “Making History With Your Writing: The Past as Every Author’s Inspiration,” I’ll discuss how history informs the writing of nonfiction authors, journalists and novelists alike. Join me for this talk to the SLO NightWriters on Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, where I'll talk about my nonfiction works Fresno Growing Up and Highway 99: The History of California’s Main Street, as well as my novel, Memortality. I'll also be available to answer questions and sign copies of all three books following the presentation. I hope you can join me for this exploration of history’s role in the process of writing.
Book signings, media appearances and sundry other public spectacles.
I'll be delivering this year's keynote address at the second annual Cambria Celebration of Authors event at the Veterans Memorial Building. Join me and Samaire at this fantastic event. Some 30 authors assembled for the first Celebration last year, and it was a great success. I'll be selling and signing Memortality, Fresno Growing Up and my newest release, Highway 99: The History of California's Main Street. Samaire will have copies of her Mad World trilogy for sale.
Samaire and I will be hitting the high seas on the Queen Mary (not really; the ship never leaves its dock) for StokerCon 2017, the annual Horror Writers Association convention in Long Beach. I'll be doing a reading of Memortality and a couple of signing, and attending some cool workshops. The star of the event is George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire (the Game of Thrones series).
Samaire and I will be signing our books at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the West Coast's biggest literary event on Saturday, April 22. I'll be signing from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Linden Publishing booth, then you can catch me and Samaire from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Horror Writers Association booth. The event takes place on the campus of the University of Southern California.
I'll be at Barnes & Noble for a multi-author event featuring at least nine local writers. I'll be in the second of two sessions, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Other authors scheduled to appear include:
Cindy Rankin, "Under the Ashes" (Young Reader); Trevor Murray, "Daddy What If?" and "Come Play With Me" (Picture Books); Jim Gregory, "WWII Arroyo Grande" (Images of America/Local History); Lynette Tornatzky, "Los Osos/Baywood Park (Images of America/Local History).
Stephen H. Provost, "Fresno Growing Up" and "Memortality" (Regional History; Paranormal Fantasy); Tod Rafferty, "Pismo Calamity" (Local Interest); Daniel Hamlin, "When Oceans Rise" (Religion); Diane Hart, "A Silent Stillness" (Local History); Ruth Cherry, "Living in the Flow" (Religion).
Friends of the Fresno County Library and A Book Barn present their first Authors Event at Sierra Vista Mall. The event is open to the public. Between 45 and 50 authors are expected to participate. I'll have copies of "Memortality" and "Fresno Growing Up" to sign, and maybe some of my Stifyn Emrys works, as well. Who knows? Samaire will be selling copies of her popular zombie apocalypse trilogy, "Mad World." I'll be speaking from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15. I hope you can join me!
I'll be on two panels at ConDorCon at the Four Points Sheraton San Diego, 8110 Aero Drive, near the junction of the 805 and 163 freeways. I'll be part of two panels: "Using Mythology as a Basis for Fiction" in the Montgomery Theater at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, and "Science Fiction as Future Myth" in Palm C at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5. I'll also be signing autographs in the Vendor Pavilion from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.
"Making History With Your Writing: The Past as Every Author's Inspiration," a survey of how history informs the writing of nonfiction authors, journalists and novelists alike. Join me for this talk at the Cambria Historical Museum, where I'll discuss "Fresno Growing Up," my forthcoming book about Highway 99 in California, my debut Pace Press novel, "Memortality," and much more. I'll also be available to sign copies of "Fresno Growing Up." Admission is $10 for the general public and free to Historical Society members.