Events & Appearances (Archive)
An archival record of past events I have attended since October 1998. You can check for currently scheduled appearances on my Events Page.
10-3-1998: I attended the NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association) trade show at the Marriott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nov. 1998: Advanced Reader Copies of Wither distributed. Copyediting completed and reviewed.
Dec. 1998: Sheet galleys reviewed.
February 1, 1999: Hardcover Wither available at bookstores everywhere.
February 6, 1999: The Launch Event book signing: Between Books, Town and Country Shopping Center, Claymont DE.
February 10, 1999: The second signing: Border's Books and Music, Marlton NJ.
February 20, 1999: Signed at Waldenbooks in the Springfield Mall.
March 4 - 6, 1999: World Horror Convention in Atlanta, GA.
March 13, 1999: Signed at Waldenbooks in Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, NJ.
March 14, 1999: Second signing at Waldenbooks in Springfield Mall. Springfield PA.
March 21, 1999: A sellout signing at Waldenbooks in Granite Run Mall, Middletown PA.
March 27, 1999: Signed at Waldenbooks in Christiana Mall, Christiana DE, followed by Waldenbooks in the Concord Mall in north Wilmington, DE.
April 3, 1999: Signed at Springfield Mall's Waldenbooks.
April 10, 1999: Attended the Garden State Horror Writers meeting.
April 17, 1999: Signed Saturday at Waldenbooks in Quakerbridge Mall in Lawrenceville, NJ. Thanks to Jennifer and her enthusiastic staff for a successful signing and for making Wither a "Staff Pick."
April 29, 1999: Spoke at the Young Authors Conference at Logan Elementary School in Swedesboro, NJ.
May 1, 1999: Discussed Wither at Borders in Peabody Massachusetts.
May 14, 1999: Friday evening I signed at Barnes and Noble in Deptford, NJ. Thanks to Sherry for hosting a successful discussion/signing.
May 15, 1999: A Saturday signing at Waldenbooks in Montgomery Mall. Thanks to Sharon, the manager and a special thanks to Kendra for making Wither her "staff pick" and for taking the time to create a cool poster for the event.
May 20, 1999: Hosted a book discussion at the Woodbury Library in Woodbury, NJ. Thanks to the Friends of the Woodbury Library for a wonderful evening.
June 4-6, 1999: The Horror Writers Association annual meeting and Stoker Awards in Los Angeles, CA. On Sunday, I was part of the group HWA signing at Dark Delicacies (DD). On June 8, Tuesday, I signed copies of Wither for Mysterious Galaxy (MG) in San Diego. Both DD and MG are fine examples of independent genre bookstores run by active and interested owners.
June 19, 1999: a Saturday double-signing at two Waldenbooks locations. Capital City Mall, Camp Hill, PA then Colonial Park Mall, Harrisburg, PA.
July 31, 1999: Writers' Web workshop/convention: cancelled.
August 14, 1999: Spoke to the Garden State Horror Writers in Manalapan, NJ. GSHW was recently featured in the Courier Post of South Jersey.
September 25-26, 1999: New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Tradeshow (NAIBA), Phila., PA. I signed copies of Wither at 4PM on Saturday.
October 18, 1999: Spoke to the Logan Elementary School Teachers Book Club in a lively book club discussion. Thanks to all the Logan teachers there for supporting a local author.
October 23, 1999: My first of two pre-Halloween Wither book signings at Waldenbooks in the Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, NJ.
October 30, 1999: My last pre-Halloween Wither signing at Waldenbooks in the Deptford Mall, Deptford, NJ.
November 12 - 14, 1999: Attended Philcon (Philadelphia Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention) and spoke on three panels: Reinventing Horror Fiction, Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs. High School in Real Life (I moderated this panel!), and Media Tie-in Novels as Cancer?
On Sunday, January 16, 2000, in the Philadelphia Inquirer -- Books, Book Club Section, Wither was the featured book.
March 1, 2000: Wither was released in paperback. Check out the paperback cover now.
March 11, 2000: The launch event signing for the paperback edition of Wither was held on this Saturday at Between Books (an independent store specializing in SF/F/H) in Claymont, DE. Congratulations to our prize winners!
March 18, 2000: Signed at Waldenbooks in Concord Mall in Wilmington, DE.
March 25, 2000: Signed at Waldenbooks in the Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, NJ .
April 8, 2000: Signed at Waldenbooks in Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA.
April 15, 2000: Signed at Waldenbooks, Deptford Mall in Deptford, NJ. Thanks to Nikki and the staff there for making this signing a big success.
April 16, 2000: Signed at Waldenbooks, Plymouth Meeting Mall in Plymouth Meeting, PA. First time at this location.
April 22, 2000: Signed at Waldenbooks, Quakerbridge Mall in Lawrenceville, NJ.
April 28, 2000: I was a guest author at the Young Author's Conference at Gateway Regional High School in Gloucester County, NJ.
April 29, 2000: I signed at both Town Book Store locations: Maplewood (11AM till 1PM) and Westfield (2PM till 4PM).
May 4, 2000: I spoke at the CCEMA's 20th anniversary dinner (CCEMA is a New Jersey school librarians' association) in Williamstown, NJ.
May 6, 2000: I signed at Waldenbooks in the Granite Run Mall in Media, PA.
May 8, 2000: (MON) I spoke at a South Jersey public librarians luncheon.
May 11-14, 2000: I attended the World Horror Convention (WHC2000). Wither receives the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel! I had a reading, was on a "novel" discussion panel and moderated a research-related panel. (Wither was also on the final ballot for the International Horror Guild Award in the First Novel category. The Divinity Student by Michael Cisco won the IHG Award.)
June 3, 2000: I signed at Waldenbooks in the Moorestown Mall in the afternoon, then at Waldenbooks in the Cherry Hill Mall in the evening.
June 7, 2000: My co-author (Joe Gangemi) and I were guest authors at on online chat hosted by horrorbooks.about.com.
June 9, 2000: I signed at Borders Books in Newark DE.
June 10, 2000: I signed at Waldenbooks, King of Prussia Plaza, KoP, PA.
June 17, 2000: I signed at Waldenbooks in Springfield Mall, Springfield PA.
June 22, 2000: I signed at Waldenbooks in Christiana Mall, Newark DE as part of a local authors promotion and featured 15% off of Wither.
June 24, 2000: Another local authors promo at 15% off Wither at Waldenbooks, Deptford Mall, Deptford NJ.
July 6, 2000 Joe Gangemi (my Wither co-author) and I held a book discussion and signing at Barnes and Noble in Wilmington DE.
September 17, 2000 (SUN) First Annual Writers Conference at the Sheraton Atlantic City West, Atlantic City West.
October 1, 2000 is the publication date for my original Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel, Ghoul Trouble.
October 6, 2000 (FRI) Appearance at NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association) trade show in Washington DC.
October 14, 2000 The "Between Books Buffy Bash" (in other words, the launch event book signing for my original Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble novel) at Between Books in Claymont, DE. Congratulations to the prize winners.
October 18, 2000 (WED) Speaking engagements at the Delsea High School during the day and the Franklin Township Library 6PM.
October 21, 2000 Signed at Waldenbooks in Concord Mall, Wilmington DE
October 22, 2000 (SUN) A reading/discussion at Barnes & Noble in Montgomeryville, PA
October 28, 2000 Signed at Waldenbooks, Deptford Mall, Deptford NJ
November 4, 2000 Signed at Waldenbooks in Montgomery Mall, Montgomeryville, PA.
November 6, 2000 (MON) Signed at Barnes and Noble in Deptford, NJ.
November 11, 2000 Signed at Waldenbooks, Quakerbridge Mall Lawrenceville, NJ.
November 17 - 18, 2000 Philcon (Philadelphia (PA) Science Fiction Society Convention) appearance at the Adam's Mark Hotel.
November 24, 2000 (FRI) Signed at Waldenbooks in the Deptford Mall, Deptford NJ.
November 25, 2000 SAT - Signed at Waldenbooks in Echelon Mall, Voorhees, NJ.
November 26, 2000 SUN - Signed at Waldenbooks in Springfield Mall, Springfield PA.
December 2, 2000 SAT - Signed at Waldenbooks, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing NJ.
December 5, 2000 TUE - Home Schoolers Writing Workshop at ZION UMC on King's Highway in Clarksboro, NJ.
December 7, 2000 THU - 2nd Annual Local Authors Reception at Borders Books and Music in Newark, Delaware.
December 9, 2000 Signed at two Waldenbooks locations. Moorestown Mall and Cherry Hill Mall.
December 16, 2000 SAT - Signed at Waldenbooks in Montgomery Mall, North Wales (Montgomeryville) PA from.
December 18, 2000 MON - I was a speaker at the Interboro High School Junior Career Initiative 2000 at Neumann College. I was a member of the class of 1979 at Interboro.
December 22, 2000 FRI - Signed at Waldenbooks in Deptford Mall, Deptford NJ from 7PM till 9PM.
December 23, 2000 - Signed at Waldenbooks in Springfield Mall, Springfield PA.
JAN 17, 2001 - WED - (Cancelled due to family illness. Hope to reschedule in Spring 2001.) High-School-related book discussion program at the Woodbury Public Library, Woodbury, NJ at 7pm.
February 15, 2001 - First sample copies of Angel: Avatar arrive, hot off the presses.
March 1, 2001 - Angel: Avatar arrives in stores!
March 10, 2001 - The ANGEL: AVATAR book launch "undead" signing party was at Between Books, 2703 Philadelphia Pike in Claymont, Delaware.
March 17, 2001 - Signed at Waldenbooks in the Deptford Mall, Deptford NJ.
March 21, 2001 - Had a High School book discussion at the Woodbury [NJ] Public Library. (Postponed from earlier date.)
March 24, 2001 - Signed at Waldenbooks in Montgomery Mall, North Wales PA.
April 6 - April 8, 2001 - First Annual Jersey Devil Con in South Plainfield, NJ.
April 13, 2001 - Signed at Waldenbooks in Concord Mall, Wilmington, DE.
April 21, 2001 - Signed at Waldenbooks, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, NJ.
April 26, 2001 - I was be the guest speaker at the BCSMA (Burlington County School Media Association) Author Dinner. A successful and enjoyable event. Thanks especially to Barbara Jennings for the early invitation.
April 28, 2001 - Signed at Waldenbooks, Echelon Mall, Voorhees, NJ.
May 12, 2001 - Signed at Waldenbooks, Deptford Mall, Deptford NJ.
May 19, 2001 - Signed at Waldenbooks, Montgomery Mall, North Wales PA.
May 22, 2001 - I appeared on the WB17 (Phila, PA viewing area) 10 O'CLOCK NEWS, after the season finales of Buffy (100th episode) and Angel.
May 25, 2001 - FRI at 7:30PM - Book discussion with my Buffy/Angel editor, Lisa Clancy at a meeting of the Philadelphia Fantastic Society, Borders book store on Rittenhouse Square (Walnut Street) in Philadelphia, PA.
June 2, 2001 - Signed at Waldenbooks in Echelon Mall, Voorhees NJ.
June 13, 2001 - I, along with four other alumni, was inducted into the "Hall of Fame" at my High School, Interboro High School in Prospect Park, PA.
AUG 10 - Triple Author Book Signing at Between Books: Jeff Mariotte, Maryelizabeth Hart and me.
AUG 24 - 26 - A HORRORFIND WEEKEND - BWI Airport Marriott, Baltimore MD. I was a guest author at the first annual Horrorfind Weekend. (www.horrorfind.com) in Baltimore, MD.
AUG 30 - SEP 3 - The Millennium Philcon, i.e., Worldcon 59 (Aug 30-Sep 3 '01) Pennsylvania Convention Center/Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia PA. I was on three panels [ghosts vs. serial killers; publicity for writers, artists and small press; and, redemption and other themes in Angel and Buffy], had a reading (sort of) and a scheduled autograph signing.
October 2001 - Publication of the anthology Unnatural Selection: A Collection of Darwinian Nightmares, in which my novelette "All Heaven in a Rage" appears, from Cosmos Books. Now available from Amazon.com!
November 4, 2001 - SUN, 2PM - Signed at Borders Books and Music, 600 North Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. First Florida book signing.
December 1, 2001 SAT - "Masters of Horror" book signing at Waldenbooks, Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA with Doug Clegg.
December 17, 2001 - Guest speaker at Interboro (High School) Junior Career Initiative at Neumann College, Aston PA.
August 23-25, 2002 - Attended HORRORFIND WEEKEND BWI Airport Marriott, Baltimore MD. Guests: Douglas Clegg, F. Paul Wilson, Jack Ketchum, etc.
Oct 12, 2002 - SAT - 3PM to 5PM (?) "Masters of Horror" Book Signing with Doug Clegg, Katherine Ramsland and Jack Passarella. Waldenbooks, Montgomery Mall, 268 Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA 19454, Call (215) 362-2772 for directions.
Oct 13 -14, 2002 - SUN - MON, NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association) tradeshow. Philadelphia Marriott, Phila, PA.
OCT 19, 2002 - SAT - 2pm to 4pm - Signed at Waldenbooks, Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, NJ.
OCT 25, 2002 - FRI - 7:30pm to 9pm - Chester County Book & Music Company, Inc. "Thriller Author Round Table" - Q & A Format, with Book Signing. 975 Paoli Pike, West Goshen Center, West Chester, PA 19380.
December 13-15, 2002 - PHILCON 2002: Marriott Center City, Philadelphia PA. My panels: Movie Monsters, Let's Discuss Your Favorite; The Decline of Buffy the Vampire Slayer [Has Buffy hit the skids?]; Why Do We have A Need to Believe in the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman? Or do we?
December 16, 2002 - MON - Career Speaker at Interboro High School Junior Career Initiative held at Neumann College in Aston.
January 28, 2003 - Earliest WITHER'S RAIN "On Sale Date" I've seen, as stamped on Simon & Schuster's official WITHER'S RAIN boxes. (Previously posted "On Sale Date" was February 4, 2003.)
FEB 8, 2003: SAT - 2pm to 6pm Launch Event Book Signing PARTY at Between Books in Claymont, Delaware.
FEB 10, 2003: MON - 7pm Book Signing at Barnes and Noble, 1553 Almonesson Road, Deptford, NJ.
FEB 13, 2003: THURS - 7:30pm - 8:30pm Book Signing at Borders Books, Marlton, NJ. Call 856-985-5080 for directions.
FEB 15, 2003: SAT - 2pm to 4pm. Book signing at Waldenbooks, Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA.
FEB 16, 2003: SUN - 1pm to 3pm at Waldenbooks, Concord Mall, Route 202, Wilmington, DE. ***POSTPONED***POSTPONED***
FEB 17, 2003: MON - 7:30pm a Discussion/Signing at Barnes & Noble, 301 Main Street, Exton, PA. Call 610-524-0103 for directions. ***CANCELLED***BLIZZARD***CANCELLED
FEB 22, 2003 - SAT - 2pm to 4pm at Waldenbooks, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, NJ.
FEB 24, 2003 - MON - 9pm to 10pm (Eastern Time) Live Internet CHAT! (Go to the INTERACTIVE page and click on the Chat icon!)
MAR 1, 2003 - SAT - 2pm to 4pm at Waldenbooks, Deptford Mall, Deptford, NJ.
MAR 8, 2003 - SAT - 11am to 1pm at Trappe Book Center, 130 W. Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426. Phone: 610.454.0640
MAR 14, 2003 - FRI - Morning - Keynote Speaker at the Middlesex County College High School Writing Conference, Edison NJ.
MAR 14, 2003 - FRI - Evening - 7:30pm at Borders Books, 101 Geoffrey Drive, Newark, DE, 19713. Tel. 302.366.8144
MAR 15, 2003 - (SAT) 1-3PM Waldenbooks, Christiana Mall, Newark DE. Tel. No. 302.456.1571
MAR 17, 2003 - (MON) 7:30pm a Discussion/Signing at Barnes & Noble, 301 Main Street, Exton, PA. Tel. 610-524-0103
MAR 22, 2003 - SAT - 2pm to 4pm at Barnes & Noble, 2751 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing, PA. Tel. 610-236-0100
MAR 29, 2003 - SAT - 2pm to 4pm at Borders Books, 4010 Dearborn Circle, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. Call 856-866-9090 for directions.
April 12, 2003 - Literacy Day - 10AM - Wal*Mart, 1570 Chester Pike, Eddystone
Crossing, EDDYSTONE, PA 19022
Store phone: (610) 447-1860
April 14-18, 2003 - WITHER'S RAIN will be the featured Chapter-A-Day horror book club selection. Sign up now to get the five day preview.
April 19, 2003 - SAT 1 - 3PM - Nebula Awards Weekend Mass Signing at the Free Public Library, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA.
APR 25-27, 2003 - JERSEY DEVIL CON 3 - Raritan Center Sheraton, Edison NJ. SF GoH: Harry Harrison. Horror GoH: Brian Lumley. AGoH: Joe De Vito. Media GoH: Bob Skir. Info: JerseyDevilCon, Box 403, Metuchen NJ 08840; email: Steven Yoder, JerseyDevilCon@aol.com; website: www.jerseydevilcon.com
May 23, 2003 - (FRI) Philadelphia Fantastic - Reading/Discussion at 7:30pm at Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. (Call 215-665-0716 to reserve a book, or for directions.)
June 6-8 Horror Writers Association Annual Conference and Bram Stoker Awards Banquet.
Aug 15-17, 2003 - HORRORFIND WEEKEND 2003 Hunt Valley Marriott, Hunt Valley MD.
September 20, 2003 - Matthew's Miles Walkathon
September 21 & 22, 2003 - NAIBA Tradeshow SUN/MON (New Atantic Independent Booksellers Association) The Borgata Atlantic City, NJ. I signed copies of WITHER and WITHER'S RAIN as pre-pre-promotion for WITHER'S LEGACY which goes on sale October 26, 2004.
Sept. 26-28, 2003 - Monster-Mania Con (3 Days of Sheer Terror) Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Route 70 and I-295 (Exit 34B), Cherry Hill, NJ. Room reservations 856-428-2300. Guests of Honor: Doug Bradley ("Pinhead" from HELLRAISER); Kane Hodder (JASON X); Reggie Bannister (PHANTASM); Ben Chapman, Julie Adams, Hammer Horror Queens (Caroline Munro, Veronica Carlson, Yvonne Monlaur), etc. (My attendance is DEFINITE.)
Dec 12-14, 2003 - I attended Philcon 2003, Marriott Center City Philadelphia, PA and was on 7 panels.
Dec 15, 2003 - Interboro H.S. Junior Career Iniative at Neumann College
Dec 19, 2003 - Delsea Regional H.S., Franklinville, NJ - Freshman Class Speaking Engagement
February 28, 2004 - SAT - I signed at Between Books in Claymont, DE with Joseph Gangemi, author of INAMORATA.
June 1, 2004 - ANGEL: MONOLITH available
June 11, 2004 - I will be the guest speaker at PSFS, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, in Center City, PA. (Details to Follow)
June 12, 2004 - SAT - 2pm to 6pm - I will sign at the launch event for Between Books in Claymont DE. Refreshments and prizes! [2703 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE 19703. Tel. 302.798.3378 for details and directions.]
June 19, 2004 - SAT - 1pm to 3pm Waldenbooks, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, NJ
July 3, 2004 - SAT - 2pm to 4PM Waldenbooks, Deptford Mall, Deptford, NJ.
August 13-15, 2004 - Horrorfind Weekend
SEPT 28, 2004 - WITHER'S LEGACY Revised On Sale Date.
OCT 2, 2004 - (SAT) - 2 - 6PM - Wither's Legacy Book Launch Signing Party
BETWEEN BOOKS, 2703 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703 / 302.798.3378
Prizes / Giveaways / Refreshments. Grab the prize package coupon here!
OCT 5, 2004 - (TUE) - 7:30-9:30PM – Barnes & Noble
Menlo Park Mall, 419 Menlo Park Drive, Edison, NJ 08837
Garden State Horror Writers Group - Panel/Q&A/Reading/Signing / 732.548.4179
OCT 9, 2004 - (SAT) - 2-4PM - Borders Express (formerly Waldenbooks)
Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ / 856.727.0219
OCT 10, 2004 - (SUN) - 1-3PM - Borders Express (formerly Waldenbooks)
Christiana Mall, Newark, DE / 302.456.1571
OCT 11, 2004 - (MON) - 7PM - Logan Township Public Library, Logan Township,
NJ, located at the intersection of Beckett and Center Square Roads.
Discussion about writing and WITHER'S LEGACY.
OCT 16, 2004 - (SAT) - 2-4PM - Borders Express (formerly Waldenbooks)
Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, NJ / 609.484.9277
OCT 20, 2004 - (WED / 6-10am(?)) - I'm scheduled to be at the Y100 studio (FM 100.3) to observe the morning show guys for a story I'll be writing for the Modern Magic anthology. Who knows, maybe I'll get a moment on-air. [RADIO]
OCT 21, 2004 - (THU) - 7PM - TEEN READ WEEK Speaking Engagement
Theme: "It's Alive @ the Library" - South County Regional Library
35 Coopers Folly Road, Atco, NJ 08004.
Teens and parents urged to attend. MapQuest Directions
OCT 23, 2004 - (SAT) - 2-4PM - Borders Express (formerly Waldenbooks)
Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA / 215.362.2772
OCT 24-25, 2004 - (SUN/MON) - NAIBA
New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Tradeshow.
I will sign WITHER'S LEGACY at the follow location/time:
Monday October 25th, from 2:30 to 3:00, Table # 7
The Borgata (Events Center, Salon A)
One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
OCT 30, 2004 - (SAT) - 6-8PM - Halloween Eve Book Signing
Borders Express (formerly Waldenbooks), Deptford Mall,
Deptford, NJ / 856.845.2195
OCT 30, 2004 - (SAT) - MIDNIGHT - Halloween Eve/Halloween CHAT:
(Get back the hour! Remember to turn your clocks BACK after the chat.)
NOV 6, 2004 - (SAT) - 1-3PM - Borders Express (formerly Waldenbooks)
Concord Mall, Wilmington, DE / 302.478.5509
NOV 13, 2004 - (SAT) - 2-4PM - Borders Express (formerly Waldenbooks)
Springfield Mall, Springfield, PA / 610.328-1951
NOV 18, 2004 - (THU) - 10-11AM - Delsea Regional H.S. Book Fair and Mini-Walk. Proceeds to benefit Matthew's Miles which benefits the American Brain Tumor Association. Franklinville, NJ. - Delsea High School Collected $3,000 for Matthew's Miles!
NOV 19, 2004 - (FRI) - 7PM - Barnes & Noble, 301 Main Street, Exton, PA 19341
NOV 20, 2004 - (SAT) - 2PM - Borders Books, 101 Geoffrey Drive, Newark,
Google LOCAL Beta - Directions/Map
DEC 4, 2004 - (SAT) - 2-4PM - Borders Express [Return Engagement]
Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, NJ / 609.484.9277 (Special Offer Coupons will apply to this ADDED signing!)
DEC 10-12, 2004 (FRI - SUN) - Philcon, the 67th Philadelphia Science Fiction
Conference (hosted by PSFS) at the Center City Marriott in Philadelphia,
Fri 9:00 PM in Room 407 (1 hour)
DEMONS, GARGOYLES, AND IMPS…OH, MY! (203)
Sat 1:00 PM in Salon I (1 hour)
BAD GUYS ARE MORE FUN (200)
Sat 2:00 PM in Room 403 (1 hour)
STORY ARCS: EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE LEO TOLSTOY (59)
DEC 15, 2004 - (WED) - Logan Township Elementary School - Speaking about writing to a group of students designing a children's book. Logan Township, NJ
DEC 17, 2004 - (FRI) - 6-8PM - Borders Express, Deptford Mall, Deptford, NJ
DEC 20, 2004 - (MON) - Interboro High School Junior Career Initiative Day (i.e., Career Day) speaker, Neumann College, Aston, PA
FEB 3, 2005 - (THU) - 7PM - Borders Books & Music, Mt Laurel, NJ
FEB 12, 2005 - (approx) - The Garden State Horror Writers anthology DARK NOTES FROM NJ was released. This anthology features "Forces of Nature" my first ever Wendy Ward short story and takes place after the events in WITHER'S LEGACY, and an introduction by Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author Brian Keene. Read more about DARK NOTES. Learn more about the Garden State Horror Writers.
MAR 23, 2005 - WED - Speaking Engagement at the Enthusiastic Reader Reception at the library in the Allentown High School, Allentown, NJ.
May 28, 2005 - HWA-PA/NJ Meeting, Poconos, PA. My talk was "Perseverance, Buried Treasure and Sympathy for the Devil."
APRIL 26, 2006 - WED - 9:30am - 2pm
"Lunch with the Authors" and CATV interview appearance.
May 16, 2006 - TUE - (RADIO)
On Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR FM, during the Preston and Steve Morning Show. I will be talking about "Undead Air" the gonzo zombie story I wrote featuring the popular morning DJ team. The story appears in the Modern Magic anthology.
May 20, 2006 - SAT - 12PM to 1PM
I will be the Garden State Horror Writers' (GSHW) scheduled speaker for May, discussing the ins & outs of writing stand-alone novels, a series, and media tie-ins. Guests with an interest in writing (horror or otherwise) are welcome at GSHW meetings!
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Driving Directions: http://www.gshw.net/directions.html
MAY 23, 2006
On-Sale date for KINDRED SPIRIT.
JUNE 3, 2006 - SAT - 1PM to 2PM (revised)
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Libary - 40th Anniversary Celebration at this Washington Township Library. Reading and talk followed by a book signing.
Margaret E. Heggan Public Library
208 East Holly Avenue
Hurffville, NJ 08080
Phone: (856) 589-3334
JUNE 10, 2006 - SAT - 1PM to 3PM - PARTY!
KINDRED SPIRIT Book Launch Party: Food, drink, prizes, and giveaways. Location: Between Books, 2703 Philadelphia Pike, Town & Country Shopping Center, Claymont, DE 19703
Tel. (302) 798-3378
JUNE 17, 2006 - SAT - 2PM to 4PM
Borders Express, Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA
Tel. (215) 362-2772
JUNE 22, 2006 - THURS - 7PM to 9PM
Borders Express, Deptford Mall, Deptford, NJ
Tel. (856) 845-2195
JUNE 24, 2006 - SAT - 1PM to 3PM
Borders Express, Exton Square Mall, Exton, PA
Tel. (610) 363-5036
JULY 1, 2006 - SAT - 2PM to 4PM
Borders Express, Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, NJ
Tel. (609) 484-9277
JULY 22, 2006 - SAT - 2PM to 5PM
Borders Express, Chews Landing Road, Echelon Mall, Voorhees NJ
Tel. (856) 772-1703
SEPT 17, 2006 - SUN - 9AM to 12PM
NAIBA Trade Show
Valley Forge Convention Plaza
1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
SEPT 22, 2006 - FRI - 7:30PM
Barnes and Noble
1805 Walnut Street
Description: Philadelphia Fantastic Reading & Signing
OCT 7, 2006 - SAT - 2PM to 5PM
Greater Reading Literary Festival
Barnes & Noble, 2751 Papermill RD
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Tel. (610) 236-0100
Description: Q&A, Discussion and Signing, related site: http://www.readingreads.com/
OCT 14, 2006 - SAT - 10:15AM - 1PM
4th Annual Matthew's Miles Walk for a Brain Tumor Cure
Logan Township Recreational Park, Logan Township, NJ
Related site: http://www.matthewsmiles.org
NOVEMBER 17-19, 2006
PHILCON 2006 - Convention
Sheraton Center City (formerly Franklin Wyndham Plaza)
17th & Race Streets
I will be appearing on two PHILCON panels:
Sat 12:00 PM in Salon 2 (1 hour) - NOV 18th
THE SUPERNATURAL LIFESTYLE NOVEL (83)
Usually it is a series novel about the lifestyles and personal
relationships of vampires, werewolves, etc. We have spotted at
least 3 parody series going on. Does this form still have any
Sun 11:00 AM in Salon 1 (1 hour) [CANCELLED APPEARANCE]
How the new writer should go about meeting editors and agents.
You might also catch me at the GSHW (Garden State Horror Writers) table in the dealer room.
Wildwood Beach Writers Conference (June 5-6, 2007)
North Wildwood's 5th Annual Beach Writers Conference will be held at the Wildwood Convention Center, Wildwood, NJ. I will be a guest speaker on the 2nd day of the conference.
Wed, June 6, 2007 - 10:40AM (Guest Speaker)
Wildwood Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ (609) 729-9000
DEC 28, 2007 - FRI: 7:00 - 9:00PM
4221 Concord Pike
Wilmington. DE 19803
Tel. (302) 477-0361
Description: Modern Magic Book Signing. Other Modern Magic authors will be in attendance. Please check with the store for details. The store should have some of my other books in stock for this signing. If you'd like to have a specific book or books of mine signed at this event, please call ahead and ask the store if they will have a copy or, if not, if they can order one for you. Wither, Wither's Rain, Wither's Legacy and Kindred Spirit are all in print. My Buffy & Angel titles are much more difficult to find.
Other authors in attendance: From MODERN MAGIC: Jon Sprunk and Christe M. Callabro (both are also in CLOAKED IN SHADOW as well, which will be available at signing). From SAILS AND SORCERY: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeff Houser, along with Jon Sprunk listed above. Finally, editor William Horner will be there in support of BASH DOWN THE DOOR & SLICE OPEN THE BADGUY.
SEPT 6, 2008 - SAT: 2:00 - 4:00PM
2703 Philadelphia Pike
Town & Country Shopping Ctr
Claymont, DE 19703
Tel. (302) 798-3378
I will be signing BAD-ASS FAERIES 2: JUST PLAIN BAD, a themed anthology in which my story "Twilight Crossing" appears, with one of the editors, Danielle Ackley-McPhail. I will be happy to sign any other books of mine that Greg (Between Books' owner) has in stock as well. (Note: The signing actually starts at 1PM, but I will be arriving later (by 2PM), as I have a wedding to attend in the morning.)
FEB 4, 2009 - WED - 7:00PM
Logan Township Library Book Discussion Group
Beckett Road & Center Square Road
Logan Township, NJ 08085
I will be there as guest author as the group discusses Wither.
MAR 16, 2009 - MON - 3:30PM
Woodbury Public Library
33 Delaware St # 1
Woodbury, NJ 08096
I will be the guest spearker for the YA Writers Group "The Monday Thing." Not open to the public.
June 13, 2009 - SAT - 11AM - 12PM
Garden State Horror Writers (GSHW) - Speaker
Topic: Leveraging the Internet:
A Practical Guide to Online Self-Promotion for Writers
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Road
(Park in the lower parking lot in the back.)
September 12, 2009 - SAT - 2PM-4PM
SHIMMER Book Launch Signing
Philadelphia Pike & Harvey Road
Claymont, DE 19703
Call 302.798.3378 for details.
October 3, 2009 - SAT (10-4PM)
Collingswood Book Festival - Attendance CONFIRMED
Outdoor Street Festival Along Haddon Avenue
Downtown Collingswood, NJ
My location: Booths #11,12,13 & 14 area.
October 24, 2009 - SAT - 12PM-3PM
The Writing Force - Writers Group Seminar (Open to Public)
Mays Landing Library (Upstairs Conference Room)
40 Farragut Ave
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
November 14, 2009 - SAT - 2-5PM
THE STORIES (IN) BETWEEN - Launch Party
Between Books 30th Anniversary Anthology Signing
This anthology contains my longest
Wendy Ward novelette to date: "Blood Alone"
Philadelphia Pike & Harvey Road
Claymont, DE 19703
Call 302.798.3378 for details.