Appearances at a Glance

Book Release Party
Retro Daddio
6610 V Mooretown Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone: 757-220-1876

Book Signing
Barnes & Noble At New Town Shops
5101 Main Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone: 757-564-0687

Book Signing
Book Warehouse At Williamsburg Premium Outlets
5625 Richmond Road, Ste 130
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone: 757-565-9801

Book Signing
The William & Mary Bookstore & Cafe
345 Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Phone: 757-221-1651

Book Signing
Books A Million
15701 Wc Main Street
Midlothian, Virginia 23113
Phone: 804-897-9813

Author Panel
Barnes & Noble at Chesterfield Town Center
11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Space 440
North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235
Phone: 804-794-6640

Chesapeake Central Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

Fall Festival
Riverwalk Landing
425 Water Street
Yorktown, Virginia 23690

Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Short Pump
11640 W. Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23233

Book Signing
Book People
536 Granite Ave
Richmond, Virginia 23226

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Jul 31, 2019 - There will be a special event, a Facebook party on Facebook, Sunday, October 6, 2019, for my new ghost book, Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations, along with another Schiffer Publishing author, Susan Schwartz and her ghost book, Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties. The event will be 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be prizes from us both, including a signed copy of my book to be mailed to the main winner of my hour (only in the USA--sorry).

Jul 30, 2019 - The date for the book signing at Williams and Mary Bookstore in Merchants Square in Williamsburg, Virginia has been changed to September 7th. Check Appearances at a Glance for more info.

I will have a science fiction novella, Maverick Heart, coming soon from DreamPunk Press. It will be an eBook, and I am excited about this one. When I get the release date, I will let you know.

Lieutenant Michelle Roddenberry is a maverick and flaunts the rules. But as an officer in the Terra Federation Navy and with a galactic war going on against an alien race, one must follow orders. It is the difference between life and death. Grounded from joining her squadron on another mission and about to be dishonorably discharged too, she flaunts the rules again and steals her fighter spacecraft, flying off to join her squadron for one last battle.

Instead of finding her squadron, Michelle crashes on an unknown planet. It is a world full of changing wonder and danger. She finds another castaway there, an alien called Dakna. Both find themselves in a war with the planet, as Michelle tries to find a way off planet for them. The rule book thrown out; Michelle may find her maverick ways the only way to survive.

Jul 21, 2019 - Got another book signing schedule at the indie bookstore, Book People, in Richmond, Virginia on November 2, 2019. Most of my Saturdays from mid-August through the beginning of November are booked. For more information on Book People, or any of the other signings, check my Appearances at a Glance to the right of this page.

Jul 10, 2019 - I will be joining other authors for a panel September 28, 2019 at the Barnes and Noble at Chesterfield Town Center, in North Chesterfield, Virginia. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. For address and more, check my Appearances at a Glance.

Jul 8, 2019 - I learned that the shipment for Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations books should arrive at Schiffer Publishing July 17th, and of course, it releases everywhere else July 28th. I already have book signings set up at some bookstores and other places.

I will have a giveaway basket of goodies at one of my signings, including a gift cert for Retro Daddio. I'll be signing there on Sunday, August 18, 2019. If you come, be sure to check out the neat merchandise the owner has for sale. For my other events, just check Appearances at a Glance to the right of the page.

Jun 20, 2019 - If you're on Facebook, I am part of this cool way to win copies of my novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, in Kindle, plus other books, including the anthology in which my story, "The Orang Bati" is included. The Horror Dungeon Release Party, an online event, is happening July 7, 2019 (Sunday), 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. My hour is at 11 am EST (10am CT, 9am MT and 8am PT). The prizes are three Kindles during the hour and choice of Kindle or hardback for the big prize at the end of the event. If you'll be there, just put "Going" at the event page. The event is hosted by Bold Mom.

Jun 12, 2019 - I was interviewed about Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations for the Authors Show. You can listen to the podcast Tuesday, June 18th, by scrolling down and clicking Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle link connected to my name for June 18th at Authors Show

Jun 11, 2019 - I am pleased to announce I will be doing a workshop, "Breaking Out of Your Shell," at the Virginia Writers Club Navigating Your Writing Life Symposium 2019 August 3, 2019, at the V. Earl Dickinson Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia. For those who are writers or trying to be, to sign up for this one-day conference, there is an early-bird deal for those registering before July 1st at Symposium (you don't have to be a Virginia Writers Club member). I will also be doing Monster Fest in Chesapeake, Virginia October 5th this year again.

For the addresses and more about the conference and/or Monster Fest, check my Appearances at a Glance.

Keep an eye on this website. With Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations releasing in July 2019, I can promise I'll be appearing for more book signings and events. And there are more places to preorder Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations releasing in July 2019, at B&N, Books A Million, Indiebound, and even at Target online!

May 29, 2019 - A few more weeks and all the copies of Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations will be in Schiffer Publishing's warehouse. Already, I have set up the place, Retro Daddio in Williamsburg, Virginia for the book release event. I now have a book signing set up for Saturday, August 17th, at Barnes and Noble bookstore that also is the William and Mary College bookstore. For more time and more details check Appearances at a Glance on the right side of this page.

May 1, 2019 - The 13 Backyard Monsters anthology is now available in paperback. You can buy it at Amazon, same as the Kindle version. I ordered some copies and will have copies of it for the first time at Fandom Fest at the Grissom Library in Newport News May 11th.

Now for exciting news. I just received the first copy of Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations along with a bottle of red wine from Schiffer Publishing. That means in 6-8 weeks the rest of the books will be arriving at Schiffer's warehouse, meaning earlier than the July 2019 release date. If you want a copy when it releases, you can preorder it at Schiffer Publishing or Amazon, though Schiffer will get it to you the fastest.

Apr 11, 2019 - I'll be signing copies of Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations and Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths, and True Tales Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend at the Visitors Center for Colonial Williamsburg. Check Appearances at a Glance for the address and times and date.

Apr 8, 2019 - The Kindle for 13 Backyard Monsters is now live on Amazon! This contains my horror short fiction, "The Orang Bati," with 12 other scary tales. The link for it is here.

Also, I will be doing another event, Fandom Fest, at the Virgil I. Grissom Library from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. in Newport News, Virginia, on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Mar 21, 2019 - I will be pitching my tent and doing the Fall Festival in Yorktown, Virginia, October 12, 2019. For the address and times, check Appearances at a Glance.

I am excited to announce that I, along with authors Susan Schwartz and Carol Smith, will be interviewed about our stories in the nonfiction true ghost stories anthology, Paranormal Encounters, on WTVR-6's Virginia This Morning on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. It will happen sometime between 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. If you cannot watch it or record the show, the video of the interview should be up on their website, Virginia This Morning | that afternoon after 2 p.m.

Mar 18, 2019 - I'll be doing a multi-author event at the Henrico County Public Library branch, Tuckahoe Area Library, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2019. Check out Appearances at a Glance for the address and website link, plus more.

Mar 2, 2019 - I'm excited, as Paranormal Encounters was first released February 24, 2019, at Amazon in Kindle, and that day became a #1 new release bestseller in Occult Parapsychology! And now, it was released in paperback Friday, March 1st, in paperback. You can find the links at the cover on the Ghost Books page.

Feb 22, 2019 - I'm excited! My third ghost book, Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, & Other Haunted Locations is going for its second printing. It will have an all new cover and book blurb, twenty additional pages with a new chapter, plus new stories added to other chapters, and ten new photos of ghost images. It releases at the end of July 2019 and is now available for preorder at Amazon and Shiffer. (I would suggest Schiffer, as the books come there first and those preorders are the first shipped out. It will be in your hands faster.) For more information about what's new, click here.

You can now see the cover for the upcoming ghost story anthology that will include two true ghost roes of mine, Paranormal Encounters, published by Anubis Press. View it here.

Jan 22, 2019 - I just signed two contracts for two true ghost stories that happened to me. Both tales will be in the anthology, Paranormal Encounters, to be published by Anubis Press sometime in 2019.

I can now say that in 2019, I will also be selling and signing my books at the Chesterfield Comic Con March 16th, the Hanover Book Festival April 27th, and returning to do the 28th Annual Jingle Bell Bazaar at Ecoff Elementary School December 7th. You can find the addresses and more about the one-day events at Appearances at a Glance.

Jan 15, 2019 - My poem "Warrior Not Forgotten," took second place in the 21st Annual Critters Readers Poll. Check it out here. It is in The Virginia Writers Club Richmond Chapter Golden Nib Contest 2018 anthology. To find out more about the poem and the anthology, click here.

Jan 15, 2019 - The anthology, FAE THEE WELL, that includes my dark fantasy story, "Last Chance," will premiere at Marscon in Williamsburg, Virginia January 18-20th. For those who can't be at the convention, you can preorder it through DreamPunk Press by clicking on the link here. Scroll down to find the book cover near the bottom of the page. It ships by February 2019.

Dec 27, 2018 - Got the cover for the upcoming anthology, FAE THEE WELL, releasing at Marscon 2019 in Williamsburg, Virginia. A large portion of the proceeds will be going to the Heritage Humane Society - a charity supported by the convention. My dark fantasy story, "Last Chance" is included in the book. Check it out here.

Plus 13 Backyard Monsters anthology may be released January 1, 2019! My story, "The Orang Bati," is included in it. Here are the 13 authors in the anthology: Don Smith, Pamela K. Kinney, Colin S. Bradly Ray Johnson, Kevin Candela, Dona Fox, Michael Fisher, Craig Mullins, Mark Henson, Mark Woods, Roma Gray, Lynn M. Cochrane, and Brian Weinsfelder.

Nov 27, 2018 - My horror short story, "The Orang Bati", was accepted for the anthology, 13 Backyard Monsters by Night Sky. When I learn the release date, I will be sure to post it here.

Nov 5, 2018 - I have disappointing news, but Arrohatc Comic Fest had to move to another date from March 9, 2019, and so, due to another possible event that happens on their new date the following weekend, I won't be doing Arrohatac. But I am happy to report I will be returning as an author guest to Mysticon February 22-24, 2019, and also to Ravencon April 5-7, 2019. Check Appearances at a Glance for addresses of the hotels of both conventions and their websites.

Oct 2, 2018 - I'll be signing copies of my nonfiction ghost books at the Barnes and Noble at Chesterfield Town Center on Saturday, October 13, 2018. For the time and address, check Appearances at a Glance.

Please check out my Archives pagefor news and events that happened earlier this year and prior.