Read Local, Shop Local

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been asked to participate in two local author events this holiday season. Whether you’re a Black Friday shopper or a Black Friday protestor…whether you get amped about Small Business Saturday or prefer to stay home and order on Amazon, I believe these opportunities are family friendly, free, and worthwhile. I also believe they’re in the spirit of encouraging locals artists and independent entrepreneurs, and no matter who you are, how you vote, or who gets your cash, there’s no harm in this. No harm at all! Come on out, if you’re in the area and if you’re not, consider a similar option in your neck of the woods. It’s time to be thankful for what makes where we live unique, and artists and entrepreneurs are part of that.

To that end, check out the West End Poetry & Prose Reading Series–where I’ll read part of Flashes of War‘s “Into Pure Bronze” (the soccer story!) and eagerly anticipate the creative work of other area authors.

I’ll also be signing books at Malaprop’s Bookstore in downtown Asheville. This is the bookstore that launched Flashes of War 18 months ago to the warmest, most supportive crowd I have ever known. As a part of Small Business Saturday and Indies First, the bookstore has invited authors to sign books and “talk up” two other books that they recommend to shoppers. I’ll be promoting Mary Kay Zuvraleff’s Man Alive! and Hemingway’s In Our Time, and will be sigining from 1-3pm on Saturday, November 29th.

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