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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now's the time to get your holiday shopping done!

Stop by Bekky's Village Workshop in Peddler's Village to meet some great authors this weekend!

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Buy a signed book today
Supporting small business is one really great way
And you can meet author Jillian Green DiGiacomo at  "Let's Steep" today.

Remember, signed books make great gifts!

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Keeping with the holiday spirit and spreading cheer, I decided to get a little festive with my fellow author marketing...

Who's making your list?
Are you checking it twice?
I bet they'd like a book
Doesn't that sound nice?
Stop by Bekky's Village Workshop today!

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City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Avoid them for the mall
Let's Steep in North Wales
Has gifts for them all

Do you love decorating for the season almost as much as the day itself? If so, check out Bob Richter's book "A Very Vintage Christmas" and stop in the Montgomeryville Mall to have him sign it! He'll be at "Let's Steep" today. Remember, signed books make great gifts!

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A beautiful sight
Books by candle light
Walk on into #BekkysVillageWorkshop!

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Friday, December 2, 2016

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, 
filled with great books from when Santa stopped there!

This weekend check out the Christmas Festival at Peddler's Village and stop by Bekky's Village Workshop to meet me and some other great local authors. Yule be glad you did! Signed books also make great gifts for Hanukkah, Yule, and Kwanzaa, or whatever you happen to celebrate.

Are you looking for a unique gift for a child? Do you yourself enjoy picture books? What about the beach? If you said yes to any of these questions then you've got to check out Joanne Holliday's "Sammy" this weekend at "Let's Steep" at the Montgomeryville Mall in North Wales, PA!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Did you know that books signed by authors make wonderful gifts? Well, you don't have to take my word for it. Try it out for yourself! Stop by Bekky's Village Workshop this weekend in the quaint Peddler's Village! Authors are there now!

Also be sure to hit a home run this weekend by scoring a signed copy of Gregg Love's "The One Who Threw From Kalamazoo"! Bring the kids on by for a story time too! Visit "Let's Steep" in the Montgomeryville Mall in North Wales, PA.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Looking for some romance? Perhaps a little mystery, suspense or something slightly twisted? Maybe you’re in to historical thrillers? Or is the inner sorcerer in you begging to emerge?

If you answered yes to any of these questions stop by Bekky’s Village Workshop in Peddler’s Village this weekend to pick up a book and have it signed by the author!

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Halloween is over but that doesn’t mean your children’s teeth have recovered from all that candy! That likely means a visit from the Tooth Fairy. Learn all about the Tooth Fairy today at “Let’s Steep” in the Montgomeryville Mall in North Wales, PA. Children’s story time starts at 11!

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Saturday, November 5, 2016


It's apple season in Peddler's Village! So stop by their Apple Festival this weekend and pick up some good books too! There's a line-up of great local authors at Bekky's Village Workshop, including myself, to meet and get a book signed from!

You  may also be interested in stopping by Let's Steep this Saturday at the Montgomeryville Mall in North Wales, PA for a spot of tea and an encounter with local author Mary Ellen Springsteen!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The colors of the leaves are peaking and the wind is picking up. The days have gotten shorter and there’s a feeling in the air. Share that feeling this weekend with some local authors at Bekky’s Village Workshop in Peddler’s Village in PA, including me!

I’ll be there, in person, on Sunday but don’t let that stop you from visiting on Saturday too!

I'll see you there!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The day may be a bit gray but gray days are a part of October. To lighten it up visit some great authors this weekend at Bekky's Village Workshop in Peddler's Village in PA.

And if you're also in the area next weekend, be sure to stop by and visit me! I'll be at Bekky's on Sunday, October 30th. See you soon.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oktoberfest at Peddler's Village shouldn't be missed! While you're there stop by Bekky's Village Workshop and meet some great authors. See below for more!

As for me, I'm working on my table set up for my book signing at Bekky's on Sunday, October 30th.

See you there.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

I continue to gear up for my first book signing on Sunday, October 30th at Bekky's Village Workshop in Peddler's Village, PA. But while you wait for me, be sure to check out other authors there every weekend. This weekend you can meet James Hockenberry. So stop on by and tell him Othy Jones said "Hi".

Friday, September 30, 2016

The crisp autumn air has slowly started to creep in and October is less than a day away. Start your October off with a trip to Bekky's Village Workshop in Peddler's Village this weekend to meet some great authors. (Details below)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Greetings and Happy Fall,

What better way to celebrate the fall than getting out, doing some outdoor shopping and having a nice hot beverage? You can do all of that at Peddler's Village in PA and be sure to stop by Bekky's Village Workshop to meet some great authors. (Details below.)

As for me, I continue to strategize and work towards increasing my footprint in other great indie stores and hopefully a few coffee shops! Stay tuned.

Friday, September 16, 2016


Another week has turned its cheek and Friday's here again. While I'm working on some marketing side projects be sure to check out some of my Indie author peers if you're in the Lahaska, PA area this weekend. Bekky's Village Workshop in Peddler's Village is hosting some more signings Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Friday!

This has been a great week for "The Irrelevant Tales". I'm proud to announce that the novel will soon be available for purchase in Bekky's Village Workshop at Peddler's Village in PA. I also have some book signing dates to share from that great shop: October 30th, November 6th and December 3rd. Stay tuned for more!

Also be sure to visit Bekky's Village Workshop this weekend to meet some great authors. Details are below:

Friday, September 2, 2016

I’m very proud to announce that you can now find paperback copies of  The Irrelevant Tales in two independent bookshops! 

If you’re in or around New Hope, PA check out Farley’s Bookshop. Farley’s has been a staple of the artsy eclectic New Hope neighborhood since 1967! Now if you’re closer to Frenchtown, NJ, be sure to visit The Book Garden. The owners of The Book Garden are passionate about their community, often host unique events and may even introduce you to a “Blind date with a book”!

Keep tabs on me for more as I’m working out arrangements with a couple of great independent bookshops and have others on my radar! Who knows, perhaps you’ll even get an opportunity to join me at one of these fine establishments for a meet and greet.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day!

Over the course of the last couple months I’ve been working to market “The Irrelevant Tales”. I put an ad out in the Seattle Times, contacted bookstores about carrying the novel, and finished my interview with Smashwords.

Today I’m happy to provide the link to my Smashwords author interview. I’m also working to set up a date to answer your questions live. So be sure to check back often for more details!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Sales continue to rack up on The Irrelevant Tales and I’ve identified a number of independent bookstores in Manhattan that I’ll be approaching in hopes that they’ll chose to carry the novel after holding a free copy in their hands. You can help me entice them by posting your own review of the book either on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, or GoodReads.

I’m also putting the finishing touches on a newspaper ad aimed at the West coast. I’ll post the finished version on my instagram account. So be sure to check that often!

Friday, April 15, 2016


It is with great pleasure that I present my first novel, The Irrelevant Tales, on sale now!

If you decide to purchase a copy, please take a moment to say a few words of review either at the site you purchased it from or on GoodReads.  I’ve listed a few sites below but feel free to check your favorite online book seller.

Thanks again for all of your support!


Print Copy

Digital eBook

Have a Kindle? Currently the Kindle copy is available from the Smashwords link above. It is soon to be on Amazon’s site. Also available from Apple’s iBooks store!

Monday, April 11, 2016


I’m happy to say that the printed proof of “The Irrelevant Tales” looks great! The cover is a bit darker than I’d originally wanted but it seems to convey more of that mysterious quality that my main character, Dr. Vant, exhibits so well. So everything seems good to go. Now it is just a matter of time!

This Friday, April 15th, order your printed copy and hold the novel in your hands days later. Can’t wait that long? The eBook will be available to read on Friday!

Anxiously yours,


Monday, April 4, 2016


I’m proud to report that the print edition of “The Irrelevant Tales” is coming along nicely. I’ve completed the formatting and uploaded it to Amazon’s CreateSpace. They gave it the green light and I’m expecting to see the physical proof this week. If everything looks good then you’ll be able to order your own hard copy on April 15th, the novel’s official launch date and hold it in your hand a day or two later!

I’ve also started posting some unique pictures depicting scenes from the novel on the Violet Top Hat instagram account.  Click the “Instagram” link off at the side to see more.

Stay tuned...


Friday, March 18, 2016


It’s time for my weekly report! This week was particularly eventful for a number of reasons. First, I successfully launched pre-orders for my novel, “The Irrelevant Tales”, which is officially available on April 15, 2016 at many eBook stores. 

Second, I was able to get recognized in the crowds of ABC’s Good Morning America. You might have seen me standing behind Ginger Zee on March 15th holding up the impressionist style painting I’d done for the novel’s cover and a sign directing viewers to my Instagram site ( 

Finally, I was able to revamp the novel’s website ( and embed the book’s official trailer from my YouTube account (  All in all, a pretty impressive week!

Now I gear up to continue the formatting of the print edition, which I aim to make available by April 15th as well.

Stay tuned!


Monday, March 7, 2016

Greetings All,

Like the gears in an antique pocket watch wound up once again, so too has my blog presence come back to life with new fervor. My hiatus plunged me into unknown waters as I dove into the world of self-publishing. Now, I am stoked to say that I have surfaced with exciting news, next week I will unveil the release date of my first novel!

The journey towards self-publication has been more challenging than writing the novel itself. The world of writing, though trying at times, is one that I’ve found comfort in since childhood. However, until a year and a half ago, I knew very little about self-publishing and am still learning more every day.

At first, my novel will be available for pre-ordering in eBook form. I am still diligently working on the formatting of the hardcopy printed edition, which I hope to offer on the official release date alongside the eBook.

Stay attuned! I’ll be in touch soon.