Events & Announcements
MAY 12TH – CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL “ALL ABOUT BOOKS!” at this year’s 13th Annual PARADISE CHOCOLATE FEST. Meet the AUTHORS, ILLUSTRATORS & PUBLISHERS who call Northern California HOME! Purchase books signed by the authors! 9 am – 5 pm, Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway, Paradise. STOP BY MY BOOTH to visit!
APRIL – BOOK RELEASE: THE SHADOWS OF WAR, BOOK 2, of THE KING’S FROG HUNTER
NOVEMBER 18TH – FEATURED AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING, ABC BOOKS, 950 Mangrove Ave., Chico, CA. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
OCTOBER 14TH – BUTTE COUNTY WINE COMPANY, 2 – 6 PM; North State Writers Book Readings, Signing, Wine Tasting & Cheesecake. Wine Company, 1440 Myers Street, Oroville, CA (Downtown Oroville)
JUNE 15TH – CHICO’S DOWNTOWN THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET. Meeting, Greeting, & Book Signing
JUNE 1ST – WORDS ON THE RIDGE, AN EVENING WITH FOUR LOCAL AUTHORS @ NORTON BUFFALO HALL/PARADISE GUILD, 6:00 PM. A Panel Discussion on the art of writing. Readings & Book Signing.
MAY 13TH – CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL “ALL ABOUT BOOKS!” at this year’s 12th Annual PARADISE CHOCOLATE FEST. Meet the AUTHORS, ILLUSTRATORS & PUBLISHERS who call Northern California HOME! Purchase books signed by the authors! 9 am – 5 pm, Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway, Paradise. STOP BY MY BOOTH to visit!
APRIL 29TH – Co-Presenter @ WORDSPRING WRITER’S CONFERENCE, Butte College, CA.
APRIL 25TH – ABC BOOK STORE – Meet & Greet Author Signing at 950 Mangrove Ave, Chico, CA
DECEMBER 3RD – I will also be at 1078 GALLERY at 820 Broadway, Chico, CA 95928 (at intersection Broadway/Hwy 32). 6:00PM – 9:00PM. “The 1078 Literary Committee invites you to engage with area authors at the first annual Local Authors’ Faire. This event is a chance to showcase literary talent in the North State, as well as purchase holiday gifts for your literary-minded loved ones.”
DECEMBER 3RD MY GIRLFRIEND’S CLOSET – Holiday Book Signing with Three other authors. 1:00PM – 4:00PM. 6141 Skyway (next door to La Comida), Paradise, CA. Purchase signed books for your Christmas gifts!
NOVEMBER 28TH – THE KING’S FROG HUNTER is now being sold in ABC BOOKS , Mangrove Plaza. 950 Mangrove Ave, Chico, CA.
MAY 7th Saturday – CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL “ALL ABOUT BOOKS!” at this year’s 11th Annual PARADISE CHOCOLATE FEST. Meet the AUTHORS, ILLUSTRATORS & PUBLISHERS who call Northern California HOME! Purchase books signed by the authors! 9 am – 5 pm, Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway, Paradise. STOP BY MY BOOTH to visit!
JANUARY 20 – MESEKE BOOK CLUB
JANUARY16 – RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL RETIRED TEACHERS BOOK GROUP
NOVEMBER 2015 – NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH!
NOVEMBER 15TH – INDIE AUTHOR EVENT! I have been invited to present The King’s Frog Hunter at the fabulous HICKLEBEES, CHILDREN’S BOOK STORE, 1378 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA (in the Willow Glen neighborhood) on Sunday, beginning at 1:00 PM. Be sure to arrive early as seating is limited! HICKLEBEES is a premiere bookstore, set in the downtown district of a beautiful community. I am honored to participate in this event.
OCTOBER 15th – Paradise County Library, Clark Road, Celebrating California Writer’s Month. Thursday night, 6:00 – 7:30. Come to hear me, along with three other authors, read from our works and sign your book!
SEPTEMBER – AUGUST
Three month break from presentations to begin the research and writing on the first sequel to The King’s Frog Hunter. Thirteen chapters have been completed, so this work is half-way completed!
Also, research and profile sketches have started on another work. The working title for this book is ANNADALE FADING: A Memoir of My Mother.
JUNE 6TH – PRIVATE – Author Presentation, RHS Book Club, Paradise/Chico, CA.
JUNE 5TH – Presentation/Reading/Signing at His Word/Parable Christian Book Store, Reno, Nevada. 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
JUNE 3RD – Presentation for 5th grade classes at McManus Elementary School, Chico Unified School District, CA.
JUNE 2ND – Presentation at Achieve Charter School, Paradise, CA. This is so cool, because after reading sections about Bubo, I have arranged for the Butte County’s Raptor Rehabilitator, Marilyn Gamette, to surprise the students with a guest appearance of Checkers, a Great Horned Owl.
APRIL 23RD – The King’s Frog Hunter is now on the shelves at His Word/Parable Christian Book Store, at two Nevada locations: Reno and Sparks.
APRIL 19TH – The King’s Frog Hunter is now on the shelves at Hicklebee’s Book Store, San Jose, CA.
MARCH 3RD (Tuesday): Reading and Signing Event, St. Francis Village, Crowley, Texas, 2:00PM
FEBRUARY 27TH (Friday): Presentation and Reading at Achieve Charter School, Paradise, CA. 11:00AM – 12:00PM
JANUARY 24TH (Saturday): For the annual Snow Goose Festival, I will be at the Masonic Center, Chico, selling and signing books at the Lyon Book Store table with Heather Lyon, from 9AM to 12:00PM. It is amazing where the animal characters in The King’s Frog Hunter take me!
DECEMBER 13th and 14 (Saturday and Sunday): at the Chico Mall: Nine local authors joined together for a total of 16 hours to sell books under the name Write-On Giving. A percentage of net profits per book was donated to each author’s chosen local charity.
The charity we selected was Citrus Elementary School’s Adopt-A-School Fund. Twenty per cent of net profits from the event were donated to this fund, plus additional contributions made on these two days by shoppers.
~~~~~~~ Multiple shipments have arrived: BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE! ~~~~~~~
DECEMBER 7th, Sunday: HOLIDAY AUTHOR OPEN HOUSE, at LYON BOOK STORE. This festive event is a book-signing Open House, featuring many authors. Lyon Books will feature the books of these authors, have refreshments, door prizes and awards, and mingling. This is an opportunity for you to purchase books AUTOGRAPHED by the authors being featured; and Yes! Ken Young will be one of the Guest Authors in attendance!
SOLD OUT! Thanks to you wonderful supporters, we have unexpectedly and completely sold ALL copies from our first round of printing. The second printing has been shipped and is expected to arrive at North Point Publishing by December 3rd. As soon as this shipment arrives, a supply will be delivered to LYON BOOK STORE – December 4th is the anticipated date for books to be back on the shelves at Lyon Books! If you CANNOT make it to LYON BOOKS, or wish a signed copy, please contact us at email@example.com and we will process and ship your order directly to you!
THE KING’S FROG HUNTER begins it’s migration! Books have been sent to Utah, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, and also into other CA cities: Palo Alto, Livermore, San Jose, Campbell, Simi Valey, Newbury Park and Tustin! The orders from these outposts are coming in and being filled!
NOVEMBER 18th, Tuesday: THE KING’S FROG HUNTER IS OFFICIALLY PRESENTED AND RELEASED!! Come to LYON BOOKS STORE, Chico, CA at 7:00PM to 8:00PM. Join us – bring your friends – as I read selected passages, talk about the writing of The King’s Frog Hunter and upcoming works. Purchase your autographed copies of The King’s Frog Hunter (Hanukkah and Christmas are just around the corner: What a great gift for the nine to ninety-nine year olds in your life!)
NOVEMBER: My article,‘Using Literature to Help With the Job of Parenting’ was published in parenting quarterly magazine, Growing Up Chico!, Winter issue at http://growingupchico.com/?p=1070 Check it out!
OCTOBER 24th: A stack of my books are delivered to one of our readers: Kayla participated as one of our early test readers. Falling in love with the family of The King’s Frog Hunter, Miss Kayla made our book the theme of her birthday party, ordering copies of our book for the party favors for her guests. How cool is that?
OCTOBER 21st: The first copies of The King’s Frog Hunter land on the shelves at Lyon Books!
OCTOBER 20th: The first official book order arrives!
OCTOBER 9th, Thursday: Paradise Library: Paradise Library 100th Anniversary. Local Authors Presentation; 7:00PM to 8:30PM
SEPTEMBER 15th: THE KING’S FROG HUNTER E-BOOK is published and available on amazon.com !
SEPTEMBER 10th: THE KING’S FROG HUNTER website is launched!!
August 21st: The manuscript proofing has begun. Galley proofs will be ordered tomorrow. When these print copies of my book arrive in 7 days, the final proof-reading will begin! If all goes well, we may go to press in three to six weeks!
Schools, Libraries and/or Reading groups interested in setting up a “Visit With the Author” contact us today.