Tomorrow from 1:30 until 4:30 you can talk to me, buy a copy of The Red Book or Operation Iraqi Freedom is My Fault and meet a bunch of other local authors at the South Bend Public Library Main Branch in the Humphrey's room. Read more about the event on Facebook by following this link: READ Local! Author Event.
For those of you who already have a copy of my book, this is an opportunity for you to drop by the library and get it signed (for free, of course) and to ask me questions. "Why are there endnotes and why does this book have math equations that don't make any sense?"
And since the iPhone 8 came out today, you can take a picture with me and then make a super high resolution meme out of it that will cause instantaneous world-peace.
I do not know when the next event like this will be that I can actually attend, so if you want to see me in person and buy a book, get one signed, or just talk to me for a few minutes with my full attention, this will be your best chance. You could try to FaceTime me like the random little kid did yesterday afternoon (and immediately hang up when you realize I am definitely not who you were trying to call), but why would you want to look at my face on a screen at that size? It's scary enough at its normal size. Also: I am going to shave for this. That's how important it is to me. Not my beard. The beard stays, but I will shave my neck.
I would love to see some of you out there if only for a few minutes. Without readers, there wouldn't be much point in writing any of this stuff, and I am grateful to all of you who've reviewed my work in the past (or are in the process of reviewing it now), and I am thankful to all of you who've taken the time to contact me and let me know that you liked/loved the book.
I hope to see a few familiar faces there and hope to meet some new folks as well. I'm gonna be in this town for a long time, and this is one of the first major steps toward building an engaged literary community that I'm taking. I'm grateful the library selected me to be a part of this event, and I hope there are many more events like this in the future. Part of the battle I am fighting these days is one against ignorance, and in order to combat ignorance, we have to engage one another. Peaceful engagement is what I am trying to promote. Come talk to me. I'll be happy to do it.
And for those of you who still haven't purchased a copy of the new book who want to get one the new-fashioned way, click on the button below to buy it from your preferred store. See you tomorrow.