Archive for the ‘Authors’ Category

The Tulane Hullabaloo

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

An excellent op-ed piece in the Tulane Hullabaloo about the book censorship hullabaloo. Almost Perfect is mentioned.

Banned book of the week!

Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

Consider donating to this fine project:

Maine Crime Writer’s Interview

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Read my interview with John Clark of Maine Crime Writers.

Smithton Public Library

Sunday, October 23rd, 2022

Thanks for the invitation, I had a great time!

Unbound Book Festival, April 23

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022


In view of the recent outcry surrounding a Tennessee school board’s decision to ban Art Spiegelman’s Maus, and the increasing prevalence of similar actions throughout the country (including Missouri), we really wanted to have a conversation about banned books this year. Is it ever appropriate to ban a book? Who is really being protected, and from what? Brian Katcher brings a unique double perspective to this issue. In addition to being an acclaimed author whose novel, Almost Perfect, was 81st on the American Library Association’s list of most banned and challenged books for 2010-2019, he is also a school librarian. He’ll be joined on the panel by Maia Kobabe and the Dean of MU Law School and First Amendment expert, Lyrissa Lidsky.

Marley’s Ghost

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

MARLEY’S GHOST, to be published by Crossroad Press!


Archon 44

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021


October 1-3, Collinsville, IL! Looking forward to seeing you there!

I made the list!

Monday, September 28th, 2020


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


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