Places where you can expect to find me. If you can’t find me anywhere near you, feel free to reach out – especially if you are a local book store or event organizer!
September 19: Monroe Pop Fest 2020 (formerly Monroe Comic-con) 10am – 6pm
We had so much fun last year, we’re going back again! Not only will I be there, but I will be sharing a table with some of my favorite people: my wife and editor Bailey, friend and author Chad Lee Erway, and friend and artist Brian Ritson – the hand and brain behind all of the art that graces my books. This is the funniest and most fun table you’ll ever visit. We’ll have Bad Drawings, books, art, and maybe face painting! (You can paint faces with Sharpies, right?) It’s going to be a good day and a great time – if you miss this one, you’re going to miss the best event ever!
May 15 – 17: MotorCity ComicCon FRI: 12pm – 7pm; SAT: 10am – 7pm; SUN: 10am – 5pm
I’m fortunate enough to be sitting behind a table at MotorCity ComicCon this year! I’ll be sharing a table with the amazing Jordan J. Scavone, good friend and author supreme! Jordan and I will have our books and some goodies to get you to the table. Be advised that I may be missing from the table while I stalk Alice Cooper around the con! EEE! Come out and see all your favorite celebrities (and hopefully us)!
April 24: Halfway 2 Halloween Monster Boolesque Spectacular 7pm – 12am
THIS IS AN 18 AND UP SHOW!
This one promises to be memorable. Vendors, movies, costumes, and a “boolesque” show! Mark your calendar and come out to celebrate the calendar marking the halfway point to everyone’s favorite holiday! I’ll be there with my books and a few other goodies, maybe poking my head in to scope out the shows. Tangent Gallery in Detroit!
February 15: Bloodbash 2020 11am – 7pm
Third time is the charm, right? This show is so much fun, I can never pass it up! Vendors, video games, films, costumes… this one has it ALL! Come join me for a day of spookshows and wicked delights from a bevy of horror creators ranging from filmmakers to authors to horror hosts to artists galore! The vendor hall closes at 7pm, but the show keeps going til Midnight! Trivia, drinks, dancing, ME! It’s going to be a day of great fun! Don’t be a scaredy cat!
November 23: R&B Used Books 1pm – 4pm
R&B is kind enough to keep the horror going long after October is over! I will be greeting, reading, answering questions, signing books… whatever the patrons are interested in! It will be a good time with great company. (They have a bookstore cat!)
October 16: WORDcraft Wednesday Macomb Community College 11am – 1pm
I’ve been invited to read and answer questions after (and play ambassador to the spooky season) for the first portion of WORDcraft Wednesday. After my part is done, the audience will have an opportunity to share their own short fiction and poetry during the open mic portion. The event is free and open to the public.
Macomb Community College, South Campus – K Building, Room 316
September 14: Monroe Pop Fest (formerly Monroe Comic-con) 10am – 6pm
This is going to be amazing! Not only will I be there, but I will be sharing a table with some of my favorite people: my wife and editor Bailey, friend and author Chad Lee Erway, and friend and artist Brian Ritson – the hand and brain behind all of the art that graces my books. It’s going to be a good day and a great time – if you miss this one, you’re going to miss the best event ever!
July 27: Local Author Book Sale at Sterlingfest 10am – 4pm
I am hoping for some good weather for this event. We will be outdoors and surrounded by art, entertainment, and plenty of other authors to share the day with! If you haven’t been to Sterlingfest before, you need to see it once for sure – why not join in the festivities, and come see what us authors have going on as well!
June 22: Indie Author Book Festival 10am – 6pm (formerly Scriptorium Bookfest)
While the Scriptorium is no more, Pages Promotions has risen from the ashes and plans to fill the hole in our summer events schedule. More than 30 authors will be on hand to fulfill your summer reading needs!
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Executive Women International to support their literacy program for children. Admission is free, all day long! You have no excuse not to join us!
May 9 – 12: StokerCon 2019
I will be rubbing elbows with industry greats for an entire weekend! I cannot express how excited I am to be a part of this event. And while I am mostly just attending, there may be something in the works to make this event something memorable.
To make this even more memorable, I will be doing a reading on Saturday: noon in the Winchester room. If you are on hand, come join me!
April 26 – 29: Motor City Nightmares Horror Expo & Film Festival 2019
I am delighted to finally be attending Motor City Nightmares – but wait! I’m not only attending, I’m going to have a table! Come find me all weekend long, tucked among the other ghosts and ghouls!
And Cenobites! Clive Barker, Doug Bradley, and the rest of the cast of Hellraiser will be stalking the convention. Totally worth the admission!
February 16: Blood Bash ’19 10am – 6pm
I had so much fun last year, I had to do it again! Come join me for a day of spookshows and wicked delights from a bevy of horror creators ranging from filmmakers to authors to horror hosts to artists galore! Vendors, trivia, a movie marathon, ME! It’s going to be a day of great fun! Don’t be a scaredy cat!
December 2017: Giving Season Local Author Fair 1pm – 4pm
This event has not been scheduled yet, but I am anticipating it. Mark your calendar!
Another year; and always a good time. Just in time for the holidays, this event brings more and more talented authors every year. It’s worth stopping by to see who will show up!
November 17: Author Takeover at the Scriptorium 10am – 2pm
Throughout November The Scriptorium in Clawson will be hosting a number of wonderful Michigan authors. They’ve given me run of the place for a couple of hours on November 17. This is my OFFICIAL last event of 2018. I won’t do another until 2019 and well after the holiday season. If you are looking for a chance to speak with me, have an adventure, or get one of my books personalized for someone on your Christmas list, this is the last opportunity. Don’t miss out!
November 11: Writers on the River 12pm – 3pm
Writers on the River is back this year, and I will be among those taking over the Ellis Library in historic Monroe, Michigan. October will be over, but I’ll still be ready to discuss all the things that go bump in the night. Come out and see me and all the other authors at the Ellis library! More details soon!
November 3: Six Authors at Stirling! 11am – 2pm
I’ll be in Albion with five other authors (including the irreplaceable J. A. Thomas) ready to talk about coffee, horror, writing, and more! Come out and absorb imagination and creativity galore at Stirling Books!
August 26: St. Clair Shores Farmer’s Market 8am – 1pm
The lovely J. A. Thomas has asked me back again! We’ll be drinking coffee and having a wonderful time all day long! You should join us!
August 4: Authors at the Lakeshore 9am – 4pm
Getting to the west side of the state for a change at Holland’s Authors at the Lakeshore where I and a host of other authors will be showing off our stuff and ready to talk about any number of topics!
July 28 – 29: Get Geek’d Expo 10am – 4pm TWO DAYS
You can find me at a table surrounded by good-natured geeks, superheroes, and other fun-loving characters at the Get Geek’d Expo for two days of fun!
Adults 1 day:$15 2 day: $25
Kids 7 to 12/ 1 day: $10 2 day: $15
Kids 6 and under Free!
We will be celebrating everything Pop Culture with Huge cosplay contest, Tv and film guests, gaming tournaments, panels, movie props, and most important family fun! Meet your favorite superheroes and characters. Tickets will go on sale June 1st.
June 24: St. Clair Shores Farmer’s Market 8am – 1pm
The lovely J. A. Thomas has asked me to keep her company at the local farmer’s market. Come out and join us for fun, food, and festivities all day long!
May 26: Grey Wolfe Scriptorium 2pm – 4pm
I will be at the Grey Wolfe Scriptorium for a reading from House of Thirteen Book One, answer questions, and sign books. Come out and see the offerings – both mine, and the fine collection of Michigan authors the Scriptorium has collected!
May 5: The ThrillBill 12pm – 4pm
ThrillBill is an up-and-coming horror and thriller book fair based in Metro Detroit and is dedicated to bringing local talent and their works to the public. There’s no reason why the next big name in the genre shouldn’t be from here and we want to grow in our own backyard first.
Come and get the next novel to keep you up all night and support a local charity at the same time. A portion of book sales will go toward Affirmations in Ferndale.
April 29: Books & Authors 11am – 5pm
One of my favorite annual events, I’ll be setting up shop within a delightfully decorated alcove in Leon & Lulu for the Books & Authors event. Last year, I did a surprise reading both live and via webcast, so who knows what this year will bring! Come out and see (and hear) for yourself!
February 17: Blood Bash ’18 10am – 6pm
My first horror convention! Come join me for a day of spookshows and wicked delights from a bevy of horror creators ranging from filmmakers to authors to horror hosts to artists galore! It’s going to be a day of great fun! Don’t be a scaredy cat!
December 2017: Giving Season Local Author Fair 1pm – 4pm
This event has not been scheduled yet, but I am anticipating it. Mark your calendar!Confirmed! Yet another year; and still very excited to be a part of this event. Just in time for the holidays, this event brings more and more talented authors every year. It’s worth stopping by to see who will show up!
November 18, 2016: Author’s Row at The Book Cottage 1pm – 3pm
Plan to come out to the Book Cottage and spend the day! This will be (I believe) the first event at the new location! There will be a half dozen authors of all genres to talk to about their books! Get your shopping finished before the Christmas rush – or buy something for yourself (I won’t tell). Meet all the wonderful authors before Christmas is upon us and it’s too late to get that perfect gift!
In case the event is canceled because of weather (like that rotten storm last year), the date will be rescheduled for December 2. Make a note, just in case.
November 12, 2017: Writers on the River 12pm – 3pm
This event has been canceled.
November 11, 2017: AO Annual Holiday Craft Show 10am – 2pm
I will yet again be exploiting employee benefits and setting up a table at the company holiday craft show. There will be over 100 vendors of all kinds, so it should be worth checking out! Stop on by and see what is available! Auto-Owners Headquarters, Anacapri Drive Lansing, MI
October 22, 2017: Books & Authors 11am – 5pm
Twice in one year, I’ll be setting up shop within the beautiful walls of Leon & Lulu for the Books & Authors event. I will not be doing a reading at this event, but there will be a number of great authors reading from their works at the cafe next to the event showroom. Come out and see (and hear) for yourself!
September 10, 2017: Kerrytown Bookfest 10:30am – 5pm
For the fourth year in a row, I’ll be excitedly returning to Kerrytown for Bookfest! You’ll find me hanging out next door to Chicalookate‘s table as usual. There will be books, autographs, merch, and maybe some other surprises so please stop by!
August 12, 2017: NerdCon 2017 11am – 4pm
The Portland District Library is hosting a fantastic event full of authors, artists, gaming, vendors, and much, much more. I will be taking part in the Author Panel from 11:00am – 11:45am, right before the official start of NerdCon, so come out and ask all your writing curiosities! After the panel, I will be taking up a table around NerdCon until 4:00pm. Come visit (if you can find the time with all the other amazing things going on)!
July 16, 2017: 1st Annual Detroit Festival of Books 10am – 4pm
Table 79 in Shed 5 at the Eastern Market. 2934 Russel St. Detroit, MI 48207 This promises to be an event that truly celebrates a love of reading. I will be accompanied by J. Thomas-Like and Matt Gross, so there will be plenty of books for all. Mark your calendar!
April 30, 2017: Books & Authors 11am – 5pm
As it is an odd year, and as I so far only seem to manage attending in odd years, I will be returning to Leon & Lulu for the 2017 Books & Authors event. I will be presenting At Calendar’s End to the public for the first time! Come and behold!
December 5, 2016: Author’s Row at The Book Cottage 1pm – 4pmDecember 20, 2016: Author’s Row at The Book Cottage 5pm – 7pm
EDIT: We’ve rescheduled the event! Come on out and see all the wonderful authors before Christmas is upon us and it’s too late to get that perfect gift!
The wonderful people at The Book Cottage have gathered six authors together for a fantastic last-minute Christmas event. Got a reader in your life? Scrambling for a present? How about an autographed book from a local author? Stop in and say hi!
December 5, 2015: Giving Season Local Author Fair 1pm – 4pm
Yet another year; and still very excited to be a part of this event. Just in time for the holidays, this event brings more and more talented authors every year. It’s worth stopping by to see who will show up!
November 12, 2016: AO Annual Holiday Craft Show 10am – 2pm
I will be exploiting my work privileges and setting up a table at the company holiday craft show. There will be over 100 vendors of all kinds, so it should be worth checking out! Stop on by and see what is available! Auto-Owners Headquarters, Anacapri Drive Lansing, MI
September 11, 2016: Kerrytown Bookfest 10:30am – 5pm
We’re returning to Kerrytown for a third year – and another Bookfest! I will be sharing a booth with the wonderful J. Thomas-Like as always. There will be books, autographs, merch, and maybe some other surprises so please stop by!
December 5, 2015: Giving Season Local Author Fair 1pm – 4pm
Another year; still the same wonderful event. Just in time for the holidays, I will bring along my smiling face and my usual fanfare, and will join Santa and a myriad of authors for another fantastic holiday signing.
November 7, 2015: Book Cottage 12pm – 3pm
I am delighted to announce that the Book Cottage will be hosting the House of Thirteen book launch! I will be signing copies of my new book and talking to all of the wonderful people who want to visit as long as my lovely hosts will allow us to linger.
October 25, 2015: Books & Authors 11am – 2pm
I will be returning to Leon & Lulu for the Books & Authors event. Admittedly, I missed the previous year, so I will be making up for missed opportunities with much enthusiasm and a superior amount of vigor! I’ll also be one of a cavalcade of authors! Come out and see!
September 18 – 19, 2015: Made in Michigan Market Fri. 1 – 8pm, Sat. 11am – 5pm
Come visit the author’s tent! Authors! Books! Merch! I will be wonderfully excited to be raising the (tent) roof with some of my favorite authors: Mary E. Twomey, Madeline Freeman, Sara-Beth Cole, and J. Thomas-Like – and more!
September 13, 2015: Kerrytown Bookfest 10:30am – 5pm
I am very excited to be returning to Kerrytown for my second year – and the 13th annual Bookfest! I will be sharing a booth with the wonderful J. Thomas-Like. There will be books, autographs, merch, and maybe some other surprises so please stop by!
March 28, 2015: Adrian Public Library 11am – 2pm
New year, new adventures! Come out and explore the start of spring with me at the Adrian Public Library for their Author Fair! I’ll have books on hand, and a brand new set of markers for Bad Drawings by a Good Author.
December 21, 2014: Biggby Coffee – Roseville, MI 12pm – 4pm
Got last minute shopping? Buy them books! Not only do you share the wonders of the printed word with those you cherish, but you are supporting local writers! I’ll be hanging out with some of my favorite writers signing and drawing and drinking coffee. Come say hello and support some local talent! 26740 Gratiot Ave. Roseville, MI 48066
December 6, 2014: Giving Season Local Author Fair 1pm – 4pm
Another wonderful event, right in time for the holidays! I will bring along my smiling face and my usual fanfare, and as always – Bad Drawings by a Good Author is ready for another whirlwind session.
September 7, 2014: Kerrytown Bookfest 11am – 5pm
My shining face (and my regular partners in crime) will be introducing the beautiful people of Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown district to the wonders of… well, anything we are allowed to dazzle them with. 😉
August 16, 2014: White Elephant Sale 9am – 3pm
I will be holding down the fort in St. Clair Shores with Jennifer Like as she introduces her first novel to the masses! Who knows what we’ll get up to!
June 29, 2014: All Things Detroit II 4pm – 8pm
I and my friends in Powerhouse Summit will be holding down a booth with mass amounts of literary wonder. Come find us!
March 14, 2014: Jot III 7pm – 11pm
You can find me in Grand Rapids at the Jot mini-conference that Friday. I’ll be making rounds and hiding out somewhere in the audience.
September 13, 2013: Reddit r/Books 10pm – 12am
I will be poking my head into Reddit for a couple of hours to promote myself, my book and answer questions during an AMA (Ask Me Anything). Feel free to stop by and pick my brain.
September 28, 2013: Jaxon Film Fest 3pm – 4pm
Atlas will be playing at the 2013 Jaxon Film Fest in the Saturday afternoon lineup. I have it on good authority that it will play between 3pm and 4pm. I will be lurking somewhere in the theater, and there may or may not be a Q & A session after. Details as I get them.
October 28, 2013: Leon & Lulu 11am – 5pm
Confirmed! I will have a spot, meeting folks and signing books at Leon & Lulu’s Books & Authors event. Looking forward to speaking with authors and readers alike!