Meet Me

A list of author appearances, book signings, etc.

More events are being discussed and planned. Check back often for updates.

Note: All times are local… Milwaukee is Central time and Indiana is Eastern time, for those not initiated in such things.




Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m.: Presentation at the White River branch of the Johnson County Public Library. The library is in the northern part of Johnson County close to the intersection of State Road 135 and Smith Valley Road. Library contact info: 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN 46142-1563. 317-885-1330




July 11, 4 to 6 p.m.Book signing, Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library, 119 W. Main Cross St., Edinburgh, IN, (812) 526-5487.

July 31, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Radio interview airs on the Lake Effect program on WUWM 897. FM (Milwaukee). The interview will be done in-studio the day before. If you’re not in WUWM’s range, you can hear it online here.

Aug. 1 (5 p.m., reception; 6 p.m., program): Book signing/extravaganza. Wine, cheese, jazz music, a talk by me on the making of the Buddy book, Milwaukee Artists Resource Network, 5407 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, WI (414) 732-2121.

Aug. 4: Private book signing, Hoffman/Hoffmann family reunion, Clintonville, Wis.

Aug. 11, 9-11 a.m.: Book signing, Starbucks, 1585 N. National Road, Columbus, Ind., (812) 314-0934

Aug. 16, 7 p.m.: Book signing/program, Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus, IN, (812) 379-1255

Sept. 23: Fox-6 TV in Milwaukee, 8:45 a.m. LIVE, in-studio interview with Brad Hicks on the Weekend Wake Up Show.

Sept. 25, 7 p.m.: Book signing/program, Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI, (414) 471-8487. We’ll be in the Firefly Room.

Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., I will be a featured speaker at The 2012 Writers Conference at the Crump Theatre, 425 Third St., Columbus, Ind., (812) 376-8429. Sponsored by Pen It! Magazine. I’ll be speaking on journalism and a little on my book from 2:15-2:45 p.m., then chatting with conference attendees for about 30 minutes afterward. My book will be available for purchase.

Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to noon, Program/book signing at the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse,  6823 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 763.7975

Oct. 13, 1-2 p.m., Book signing at Costco Warehouse, 950 Port Washington Road, Grafton, WI 53024-9201, (262) 204-1050

Oct. 13, 3-4 p.m., Book signing at Costco Warehouse, 443 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072, (262) 956-6700


Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Wauwatosa Historical Society event: program and book signing, First Congregational Church, 1511 Church St., Wauwatosa.

Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Private book club event in Franklin, Indiana.

Jan. 23, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Book signing at 66 Water Street Arts Cafe, 66 S. Water St., Franklin, IN.

March 19, noon to 1:15 p.m., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program, including PowerPoint presentation. At the  UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. (The Plankinton Building), Milwaukee, Wis., Suite 7000.

March 21, 1 p.m., Program at Wauwatosa Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 W. Chestnut St., Wauwatosa, WI.

June 22, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Bartholomew County Writers Group table at The Columbus City Farmers Market. Columbus, Ind.

July 20, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Bartholomew County Writers Group table at The Columbus City Farmers Market. Columbus, Ind.

August 17,  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Bartholomew County Writers Group table at The Columbus City Farmers Market, Columbus, Indiana.

August 19, 7 p.m., multimedia presentation/book signing at Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus, IN 47201. (812) 378-0377. More details to be announced. Also a benefit for the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Care Center, a nonprofit agency helping out folks in central Columbus. $1 admission goes to the center. Concessions proceeds go to the center. $1 from the sale of each book goes to the center. Experts will speak on societal subjects that are introduced in the book.


Saturday, November 9, 1-4 p.m.: Greenwood (Ind.) Public Library is hosting a local author fair in conjunction with its Friends of the Greenwood Public Library book sale. More than 20 local authors will be on hand. I’ll be selling my book at the fair and interacting with the Greenwood community. 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, IN 46142. (317) 881-1953.


March 28-29Indiana Authors Book Signing March 28-29 at the Jennings County Public Library in North Vernon. I’ll be there from 3-6 p.m. Friday, March 28 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29. The event itself runs from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, June 16: Central Indiana Writers Association monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Greenwood, Indiana.

Saturday, Sept. 27: Edgerton (Wis.) Sterling North Book and Film Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Edgerton High School. 200 Elm High Drive. This is a cool event where several authors and film types give presentations, and where many more have tables to sell their books.

I’ll give presentations on my book from 10-10:45 a.m. and from 2-2:45 p.m. I’ll also be around the rest of the day in the gym, chatting, mingling, selling books, etc.

The event is named for Thomas Sterling North, an author who went by Sterling North professionally and was born on the shores of Lake Koshkonong, a few miles from Edgerton, Wisconsin, in 1906.


April 6: Taught at the Scribblers Writing Club on conducting personal interviews. We meet at Sogna Della Terra bakery and coffeeshop, 901 Washington St, Columbus, Indiana.

April 25: Presented “RESEARCHING NONFICTION: From personal interviews to document discovery” at the Spring Writers Conference, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson St., Columbus, Indiana. Info: Debi Stanton, 812-371-4128 or

July 18: Taught a class on AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop, 234 Brook St. Unit 2, Waukesha, WI 53188. Phone: 262.446.0284. Here’s more:


Have you come across an event that piqued your interest so much that you had to find out more? Special guest lecturer Paul Hoffman discusses the many methods that can be used to uncover clues to the story behind the story during his workshop. In addition, he will give you some ideas on turning your research into nonfiction without losing the integrity of the original story. He’ll discuss not only text, but also about the different visual possibilities to illustrate your work. Writers of all abilities will benefit.

Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Author’s Fair at the Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, Indiana.

4 thoughts on “Meet Me

  1. Paul, I plan on attending your Starbucks signing, which combines two of my favorite things: books and frothy coffee drinks. I will put the Pen It! conference on my calendar too. Do you know what time your presentation is scheduled? I would love to hear your thoughts about journalism and especially book writing, since I would love to take that plunge.
    Becky Claxton

    • Peppermint mocha, nonfat no whipped… yes! Looking forward to seeing you. Not sure about my time slot at the writers conference yet. I think they’re filling up the final slots.

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