Kind Words, Welcomes, and News

Looking forward to May 3rd, the publication date for RUST BELT BOY, I’m feeling grateful for testimonials from advance readers and invitations to do readings. You can check out those testimonials at and I hope the faithful readers of this blog and those who alight here will find me at one of the readings listed below the news. Please come; I’d love to meet you.

Some news:

–  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has let us know it will be running a review. Yay! Crucial. Phew.

– After unanimous advice to narrate it myself, I’ve been working on the audiobook, which will be available on If you cringe at photos of yourself, try listening to yourself for hour upon hour.

–  Publicity wizard Scott Manning and his team at Scott Manning & Associates are working with big-time Steeler bars and nearby bookstores to set up Rust Belt Reunion events. The plan: I will read and invite other writers, storytellers, sundry bullshitters from the Rust Belt to recount their favorite stories. If you would like to host or help set up one of these events at a watering hole frequented by runaways from Buffalo, Duluth, Detroit, or any where in between, please leave a comment on this blog or contact me through the email on my website.

Events are in the planning stages for Pittsburgh, New York, Ft. Worth, Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington DC. We’re also eyeing Phoenix, Denver, LA, and San Francisco — stand by for updates.

The following events are set:

May 5, 2016 (Thursday), 6pm, Keene (NH) Public Library

May 7, 2016 (Saturday), 11am, Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NH

May 21, 2016 (Saturday), 2:30pm, Laughlin Memorial Library, Ambridge, PA

June 9, 2016 (Thursday), 7pm, Hancock Town Library, Hancock, NH


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