Just wanted to let you all know about the PenIt! Publications Day at the Bartholomew County Library that I will be taking an active role in this Saturday. The day includes a talk by World War II veteran who has written several books about his experiences.
The event will feature three speakers, as well as plenty of authors available throughout to talk about your publishing hopes and dreams or just to chat about writing, iillustrating or publishing in general.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Speakers include myself at 1 p.m. talking about non-fiction writing. I’ve got two non-fiction books published (including the recently released “Wicked Columbus, Indiana”) and have been a journalist for 30+ years.
My wife, Kimberly S. Hoffman, author of the children’s book, “Emma’s Dancing Day,” will speak at 11 a.m. on marketing children’s books. She’s done a lot of programs at schools and libraries in conjunction with her book.
The featured speaker will be T/Sgt. James Lee Hutchinson, a World War II survivor who has written several book on the subject, including “The Boys in The B-17,” “On Leatherwood Creek,” “Through These Eyes” and “Bombs Away.” He is scheduled to speak at 2 p.m. Hutchinson has just released a new DVD that will be available to purchase. He is listed in the American Air Museum in Britain.
My next two events after this will be the following two Saturdays – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19 – when my wife and I will be conducting combined book signings at Viewpoint Books in downtown Columbus. I will have copies of both of my books – “Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher” and “Wicked Columbus, Indiana” available for purchase, and Kimberly will have “Emma’s Dancing Day.” If you can’t stop by, check online for our books. Mine are available in soft-cover and e-book.