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Damp But Not Dampened – Fun at the Gaithersburg Book Festival

Tent of Exhibiting Authors - Gaithersburg Book Festival

The weather wasn’t great, but that did not keep people from turning out in record numbers (18,000 strong)  for the fourth annual Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday May 18th. I was one of many authors who inhabited the “Hall of Exhibiting Authors.” Okay, it was actually the “Tent of Exhibiting Authors.” But I’m not complaining. Everyone was in good spirits because the rain held off, giving us a chance to chat up festival goers in hopes of selling a book or two.

My spot in the tent (space HA-32, to be exact) was directly across from the  Gertrude Stein Pavilion. What an honor to be so close to literary greatness. Unfortunately, Ms. Stein was a no show, as was Rachel Carson who failed to appear at the pavilion named in her honor. I did have a chance to mingle with still living, future literary greats, however, including Nadia Kim (Reflection, Love Curse) who was selling books at the table to my left, and Raven A. Nuckols (Had The Queen Lived: An Alternative History of Anne Boleyn) who shared a table to my right.  Although Ms. Stein and Ms. Carson may not have made it, Jimmie Walker of Good Times fame spent a considerable amount of time at Nadia’s table, which she shared with author John Debellis (Stand Up Guys:  A Generation of Laughs). Mr. Walker was at the festival selling copies of his book Dyn-O-Mite!: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times, and graciously took time to talk to everyone who sought him out.

Many thanks to Nadia for including me in her blog Secret Tips To Writing Novels and Sylvia Carignan of the Gazette Newspapers for mentioning me in her article about the festival. Thanks also to Steve Quinn (the publisher at Huntington Park) for stopping by, and author Paul Dickson for the shout out during the Baseball and Society discussion.

Gazette Newspaper – Good Ol’ Print Media

Continuing the theme of how wonderful it is to be able to hold in your hands a paper copy of what you read, the Gazette Newspaper was kind enough to feature my book in today’s print edition (May 16, 2012).  Many thanks to Cody Calamaio for her complimentary article about Deadball, entitled Ghosts of the Pastime.  Here is an excerpt:

“The book tells the story of former minor league baseball player Byron Bennett who sees things he can’t explain when visiting historical locations connected with baseball. He sees images of forgotten old ballparks where modern buildings now stand and interacts with people who seem to be from another era.  After his minor league career ends without ever making it to the big leagues, Bennett goes on a journey to discover baseball’s hidden past. His wife and teammates don’t believe in his visions and urge him to leave the past in the past, but something drives Bennett to continue to sort out the mystery.”

Of course the irony of this post is that I am now about to provide a link to the on-line version of the Gazette article.  After that I’m heading over to CVS to buy some hard copies for posterity, and a copy for my folks as well.  Those of you in the D.C. area, be sure to keep an eye out for your copy of the Gazette sitting in your driveway when you get home.

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