Last Minute Market 2018

Happy Holidays! Need a gift for an adult reader who loves fantasy? My Color Mage books are character-driven fantasy, about a mage who struggles not to use the dangerous power that he knows will ultimately corrupt him. I’ll be selling and signing both Color Mage novels at the Artists of the Rust Belt Last Minute Market in Youngstown on December 15 and 16.

I’ll also have recent issues of Gathering Storm Magazine, Bards and Sages Quarterly and the wonderful pirate-themed Locothology 2013, all of which include a story by me.

Come check out this event if you are in the area! It’s held in the beautiful old B&O Station in Youngstown. There will be lots of other vendors there and they usually have food and beer as well.

Fellows Riverside Gardens

Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio is part of the sprawling Mill Creek Park. Elizabeth Fellows donated the land and money for a free public garden which was first planted in 1963. I stopped by the other day (after four hours in the car 😩) and enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of a garden in spring.


Beautiful foxglove
View across the water from the gardens.

Federal Frenzy 2018

A change of plans for me — I won’t be attending Federal Frenzy on Saturday because I’m sick. Bad timing — I was really looking forward to it! Anyway, if you’re in the Youngstown area please stop in and enjoy the music and arts. Maybe I’ll catch it next year. 

This is something new for me, and it sounds like fun. On the afternoon of April 21, I’ll be one of the vendors at Federal Frenzy in Youngstown. Federal Frenzy (held on Federal Street) is a music and arts festival, presented by YSU Penguin Productions, Youngstown State University and the City of Youngstown.

The event includes live musical performances, art, and vendors. I’ll have my books there, including the new issue of Gathering Storm Magazine which includes my short story “City of the Dead”.

For more information, check out Federal Frenzy’s Facebook page.


Artists of the Rust Belt Last Minute Market

If you’re near the Youngstown, Ohio area, mark off Sunday, December 10 to visit the Artists of the Rust Belt Last Minute Market! This event is in the beautiful old B&O Station and usually has a varied collection of local artists selling their work. I’ll be there with my books as well. Great place to stop for some Christmas shopping!

Local Author Book Signing in Poland, Ohio

Update 07-01-2017: Sorry I won’t be able to make this book-signing, since I’m not feeling well. Looking forward to another time, I hope.

I’ll be part of a local author book signing and sale at the Poland Library on Saturday, July 1. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. It runs from 9 am to 1 pm that day.

This event is in conjunction with the Celebrate Poland weekend. The event will be held at the Poland branch of the library, 311 S Main St, Poland, Ohio.

If you’re in the area, stop in and say hi! I’ll have both of my fantasy novels available, and the Locothology and For the Road anthologies as well.

Artists of the Rust Belt Summer Market, 2017!

I’ve always had a great time at the Artists of the Rust Belt shows in Youngstown. The next one will be held Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at the B&O Station on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown.

The building is an old train station, built in 1905. It’s home to the Rust Belt Brewing Company and a great location for occasional artists’ shows put on by Artists of the Rust Belt.

If you’re in the area, stop in and say hi! I’ll have my two novels available for signing, as well as two anthologies that include stories of mine.

Here’s a link to the event page on Facebook.

Artists of the Rust Belt October Market

I had a great time at yesterday’s event in Youngstown, Ohio. It was the Artists of the Rust Belt October Market, held in the historic B & O Station. Yesterday’s event was held in conjunction with Lawn-Con 5, a free local comic book show.

From where I sat on the first level of the station, I could see trains going by, though of course no longer stopping. The station, built in 1905, is listed in the National Historic Society Register. It’s used as an event venue now, and also houses a small craft brewery, the Rust Belt Brewing Company.

I spoke to lots of book lovers and a few aspiring writers, which was fun. Other cool things about yesterday’s event: live music, excellent artists inside the station and the comic book con outside, as well as some great cosplayers.  Also, pepperoni rolls!


Front door of the B & O Station
Front door of the B & O Station.