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Book Tour: Recap

Since publication of Oil and Marble on March 1st: 2.5 months. 18 states. 83 book talks. New York Times Sunday Book review. Los Angeles Times Bestseller. Sold out of first edition in first week. ABC. NBC. PBS. NPR. Signed over 1,000... Continue Reading →

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Why Every Author Should Go To Hudson Ohio

Before I started scheduling my book tour, I read many blogs claiming that traditional book tours are passe or, worse yet, wastes of money that don't produce sales. In this digital age, many people say, go on a "blog tour" instead! Well, I... Continue Reading →

Overlooked Arkansas: Media, Museums, and Gardens

I was born and raised in Arkansas, but after living in Los Angeles for 15 years, I know the state is often overlooked, ignored, and even mocked (for being country or backwoods or... where is it again?) But on this... Continue Reading →

Book Soup in Los Angeles

Last night, at Book Soup on Sunset Blvd, I spoke about my debut novel and then signed copies. It was an unreal experience for me; almost too much to believe. When I first moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago, I... Continue Reading →

Super Tuesday

Today is Super Tuesday when voters in 13 states and American Samoa will go to the polls for Democratic and Republican primaries and caucuses. The major party candidates may be solidified today. It is also publication day for my debut novel, Oil and... Continue Reading →

Audio Book: To Read or Not to Read

This past week, I received some pretty cool news: Oil and Marble will soon be available as an audio book via Audible, the audio book arm of Amazon. Some of my friends and family aren't big readers but are big book listeners, so... Continue Reading →

What It Feels Like to See Your First Novel Published

It's been a wild week me and my debut novel, Oil and Marble. I did my first radio interview for KCUR's Central Standard in Kansas City where we discussed Leonardo da Vinci and whether it's possible to be a Renaissance... Continue Reading →

Speaking at My Alma Mater: Lakeside High School

This week, my alma mater, Lakeside High School, invited me to speak to art, history and broadcasting students about my upcoming novel, Oil and Marble, the art of Leonardo and Michelangelo, and my career as a Hollywood television producer. I... Continue Reading →

First Book Club Event

On Monday night, I spoke publicly about my novel for the first time when Chapters -- a book club in Hot Springs, Arkansas -- invited me to preview my novel. Oil and Marble doesn't technically go public until March 1st --... Continue Reading →

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