Guest of a Wonderful Book Club

This morning I met with the most delightful book club!  Many of them were friends with my wife through Oakland Elementary and had requested copies of my first short story collection, The Imagination’s Provocation: Volume I.

I was a bit nervous about attending the session because many of the stories in that collection were written five years ago and I feel as though my writing style and skill have improved greatly since.  The fact many of them were teachers compounded my anxiety, especially because one of them teaches English at a junior high!

Thankfully, my fears could not have been more misplaced.  They were the nicest group of people with fantastic questions, astute observations, and thoughtful comments.  And best of all-they were hilarious! 

I’m so appreciative they not only read my book, but allowed me to take part in their discussion.  Getting to meet and interact with my audience is always an invaluable experience, and in this particular case a real joy!

Help Me Support the Bloomington High School Reading Raiders!


Come to the Bloomington, IL, Barnes and Noble on December 5th and help support the Bloomington High School Reading Raiders Book Club! They are having a fundraiser where, if you use a provided voucher, they will receive 15% of all sales.

I will give a talk entitled “The Power of Literature” at 7:30 p.m., followed by a book signing, but there will be several other events beginning at 4:00 p.m. Some of these family friendly events include:

•Readings by District 87 administrators
•Appearances by local authors
•Performances by the Bloomington High School Drama Department
•Story time for children
•Puppet shows
•Arts and crafts
•Performances by Bloomington High School musicians
•District 87 student artwork
•Bloomington High School Speech Team performances

I hope you can make it out and support the Bloomington High School Reading Raiders Book Club!