Archive for the ‘Authors’ Category

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!

800 Reviews for ALMOST PERFECT

Saturday, October 12th, 2019


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!