I was thrilled to have pre-release copies of The Amorphous Assassin in time for the Third Annual Central Massachusetts Children’s Book Festival, where local families came together with authors and illustrators to celebrate great books for children. I also had copies of The Challengers and my out of print epistolary book, The Penguins of Doom.

Me and my assistants.
Me and my assistants.

Many old friends were in attendance and a fun time was had by all. 

Speaking of which, if you like the Galaxy Games series, and middle grade sports books in general, my friend David Kelly has a baseball mystery series that visits Major League stadiums across the US and Canada, a new sport-specific series, and a fascinating non-fiction baseball book about some very special mud.

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David Kelly and I check out each other’s latest books.

I received an entire box of The Amorphous Assassin, just in time for a book signing at Groton, Massachusetts’s Bliss Bakery as part of a Local Business Night Out sponsored by the Deluxe Corporation. It was the first time this title went on sale, and easily the best-smelling book signing I’ve ever done, thanks to all the fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies and cakes all around me.

Thanks to everyone who bought a book. Enjoy it with a nice blueberry scone!

I am pleased to announced that I will be participating in the Local Authors Fair at the Groton Public Library on November 26th from 10AM to Noon. I will be signing copies of both The Challengers and my newly-released Galaxy Games series book, The Amorphous Assassin. I may even bring along some rare copies of The Penguins of Doom!

On this Saturday after Thanksgiving, traditionally identified as Small Business Saturday, the event organizers are reminding us all to remember that authors are also small businesses, and that personalized books make amazing gifts.

If you’re not local to Groton, you’re probably local to some author who would appreciate your support. But if you are local, please stop by the library for my signing or just to say hi!

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