My wife, fellow author Kimberly S. Hoffman, and I have booked several author appearances. The following cover central and south central Indiana (from Indianapolis to Columbus) as well as Louisville, Kentucky. Who knows what we'll be adding to this list? I certainly don't. Kimberly has two children's books published thus far and is working on... Continue Reading →
My wife and I conducted a book signing at Half Price Books in Greenwood, Indiana, in October 2017. Our friend and photographer, Don Meyer, supplied the photos.
I had a blast at the Meet the Author event at the Brookfield (Wis.) Public Library on Saturday, October 28. The event was a fundraiser for the Friends of the Brookfield Public Library. I got to meet up with former fellow co-workers in the journalism business who have gotten into the author thing, too. I... Continue Reading →
Thanks to everyone who came out to Viewpoint Books in Columbus on Saturday, Aug. 12! My wife, Kimberly S. Hoffman, and I had a great time meeting people and talking books. We will be back at Viewpoint next Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I'll have both of my books available: "Wicked Columbus, Indiana,"... Continue Reading →
My schedule is set for Imaginarium Convention in Louisville Oct. 7-9. Below are the sessions that I've been chosen to serve on as a panel expert. The event is centered entirely around creative writing, including the worlds of books, movies, gaming, music, and comics/graphic novels. It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Click... Continue Reading →
I don't know who posted it, but apparently someone has decided that Buddy Schumacher is worthy of an entry on Wikipedia. No, I didn't post it, although I may have added a few sentences. Go here to check it out; I have a feeling the entry will evolve. Now, when do I get an entry... Continue Reading →
Did you know that a record company based in Gary, Indiana, was the first U.S. distributor of Beatles records? That same label also had such legendary artists as the Four Seasons, Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker. That company, Vee-Jay Records was owned by the husband/wife team of Vivian Carter and James C. Bracken. I... Continue Reading →
Thanks to everyone who came out to my program on Feb. 3 at the White River branch of the Johnson County Public Library. Here are a few photos to prove it really happened.
I am fortunate to be a member of Leadership Johnson County (Indiana) this year. The program is a nine-month, intense program designed to enhance leadership skills among residents and employees in leadership positions within their companies. I've worked in Johnson County the past 15 years as special publications editor at the Daily Journal newspaper. I... Continue Reading →