Archive for the ‘Authors’ Category

I made the list!

Monday, September 28th, 2020

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The American Library Association published their list of most banned and challenged books of the past decade, and ALMOST PERFECT was #81! I couldn’t have done this without the Florida Tea Party.

Interview with author Johnathan Yeakey

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Columbia author Johnathan Yeakey and I discuss the craft of writing.

Richland Northeast High School

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

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Had a wonderful time doing a virtual visit with these great South Carolina students. Thank for the invitation!

800 Reviews for ALMOST PERFECT

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

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Following the lead of ANA AND ZAK, ALMOST PERFECT just received its 800th review on Goodreads.

Archon 43

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Artwork created by Mitch Bentley's Spaceship Flashart for Archon43. It depicts a space battleship with a red banner.

I’ll be running/participating in panels at the Archon Science Fiction Convention, October 4-6, in Collinsville, IL. here’s the schedule:

Writing With a Deadline

Format: Panel

4 Oct 2019, Friday 15:00 - 16:00, Marquette A (Gateway Center)

Some people thrive on time pressures, others find it stifling or even disabling. Some of our professionals discuss how they deal with it.

Pumping Iron: Writing Exercises

Format: Panel

5 Oct 2019, Saturday 11:00 - 12:00, Marquette A (Gateway Center)

Having trouble with writer’s block? Our pros share writing prompts to help get the words flowing!

Autograph Session with Brian Katcher and Richard White

Format: Reading / Signing / Art Demo

5 Oct 2019, Saturday 14:00 - 15:00, Cahokian (Authorquarium) (Gateway Center)

LGBTQ+ Representation in Fandom

Format: Panel

5 Oct 2019, Saturday 17:00 - 18:00, St. Clair A & B (DoubleTree - Collinsville)

The representation is getting better, but what can happen to make it amazing and standardized across the board?

Campfire Stories

Format: Panel

5 Oct 2019, Saturday 18:00 - 19:00, Salon 4 (Gateway Center)

What are your true ghost stories?

Plotting Secrets

Format: Panel

6 Oct 2019, Sunday 11:00 - 12:00, Marquette A (Gateway Center)

Our pros share their best methods in plotting their stories!

National Teen Lock-In Live Author Chat

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

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Friday, July 26, I’ll be participating in the National Teen Lock-In Chat. Go to this link to watch me, live! Friday, July 26, 11:00 PM EDT.

Oz Con

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Can’t wait to see you there!

“Obsene, even pornographic”

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

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It would seem that the Florida Tea Party is trying to get ALMOST PERFECT removed from the local high school libraries. I’m just honored to be on the same list as their other targets:

  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (available at Forest and Lake Weir high schools)
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt (available at all Marion high schools)
  • The Women of Brewster’s Place by Gloria Naylor (available at North Marion High)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (available at all Marion high schools)
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison: (available at all Marion high schools)
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu(available at all Marion high schools)
  • Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (available at Dunnellon High School and West Port High School)
  • Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan (available at all Marion high schools except Dunnellon)
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin: (available at all Marion high schools)
  • Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess(available at Dunnellon, North Marion, Vanguard and West Port high schools)

South Carolina Young Adult Book Award

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

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DEACON LOCKE was nominated for the 2019-2020 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award!

Local Authors’ Night, Skylark Bookshop

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Stop by Skylark Bookshop in Columbia, MO, on November 28, from 6:00-7:30 to meet me and three other local authors!