NEWS & EVENTS
CURRENT / UPCOMING
July 26, 2020 Fighting For A Cure 7 - 3pm - Sarasota, Florida
I'll be going to Fighting For A Cure 7 on July 26th at Joyland in Sarasota. I had a great time at last year's event and Joe Abel works so hard to put on a great show. All of the proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society. I donated some signed books last year for the raffle and I'll be doing the same again this year. My friends "The Genius" Lanny Poffo and Haku will be joining Sheepherder Luke for a meet and greet, beginning at 3pm, and there may be another great legend added to that list before the show. I've already reserved my ringside seats - front row center. See you there!
June/July 2020 Derwent Valley Litfest - United Kingdom
I have committed to once again be part of the Derwent Valley LitFest over in the United Kingdom this year. The 2020 event is going to be different because of the health obstacles, so I won't be going over there as we had originally hoped. As a matter of fact, there won't be any live, in-person events at all this year. So I will be doing an online meet and greet and am very happy to be a part of it for the third consecutive year. We are looking at a date in June or July right now. More details to come once we get everything figured out.
June 23, 2020 Writing And Promoting Using Innovative Ideas And Today's Technology - 6pm - Southshore Library - Ruskin, Florida
On June 23rd I'll be in Ruskin, Florida with my friend, award-winning author Jaimie Engle, at the Southshore Library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way. We'll be teaching a class on how to write the best novel you can and then promote it to the best of your abilities, using today's technology. The class runs from 6-8:30pm and is free to join. This is the make-up date from the originally scheduled, but postponed March 24th date.
Summer 2020 New Biography, Squared Circle, Full Circle, To Be Released!
Sunbury Press will be releasing my new biography with Joe Abel, titled 'Squared Circle, Full Circle... I'm Joe Cool, And You're Not!', this summer. Look for pre-order info coming in the spring!
PAST NEWS AND EVENTS
Valentine's Day 2020 New Thriller, Deadly Roses, Released!
Sunbury Press released my new thriller, titled Deadly Roses, on Valentine's Day, 2020! It has been very well received and the reviews have been great. Thank you to everyone who purchased it!
October 26, 2019 Brian Blair biography Announced!
I am very excited to announce the contracts have been signed and I'll soon be working on a book with WWE Legend Brian Blair. It's tentatively titled "B. Brian Blair: Wrestling For My Life." From the early discussions we have had, this book is going to be filled with plenty of behind the scenes, never heard before stories. Some of the hilarious kind! Can't wait to get started on this one! Look for a release date in 202 or early 2021.
August 30, 2019 Patricia Summerland (Sunny the California Girl) biography Announced!
I am very excited to announce that I will be doing another biography in addition to Joe Abel’s. The contracts have all been signed and finalized and I will be teaming up with former G.L.O.W. superstar, Patricia Summerland, AKA Sunny the California Girl, to tell her story. Currently, it's set for a release date sometime in 2020, possibly 2021.
Patricia has been involved in entertainment of one sort or another since the age of five. She has also been involved in the pro wrestling industry for more than 30 years, she is a political talk show host with her own show on the radio and she will tell her story about the rise and fall of her career. The book will offer insight into the life of arguably one of G.L.O.W.’s most famous woman, including both the highs and the lows. Plus there will be plenty of juicy behind the scenes info that you never knew before, so you won’t want to miss this!
The book is tentatively titled “Beautiful Ashes: The Life and Times of G.L.O.W. Star Patricia Summerland” This joint venture with Scott Stevens and Patricia Summerland will surely bring you hours of intriguing entertainment and lots of not so public stories from behind the scenes of everything she has done.
Patricia said, “I’m very excited to work with a great author such as Scott Stevens. He will help to get my story out, so I can help others ride the waves of life and live your dreams.”
August 26, 2019 Joe Abel biography Announced!
Now that the contracts are all signed, I am very pleased to announce a brand new venture. I will be doing a biography about the life of Joe Abel. Currently, it's set for a release date sometime in 2020. Joe has been in the pro wrestling business for more than 25 years and his story promises to be exciting and chock full of behind the scenes notes that you won’t want to miss.
He currently runs the annual Fighting For A Cure event to benefit the American Cancer Society, so you'll also learn what it takes to put on such an event and why he is so passionate about it.
The book is tentatively entitled “Squared Circle, Full Circle: My Life in the World of Professional Wrestling.” This joint venture with Scott Stevens and Joe Abel will surely bring you plenty of entertaining stories from behind the scenes of professional wrestling.
Joe added, “I am thrilled to death to be working with such an accomplished author, who will help me tell my story.”
August 3, 2019 Barnes & Noble - 2pm - Carrollwood, Florida
I had a fantastic time yesterday at Barnes & Noble in Carrollwood. So many people came out to say hi and grab a book, the day was so much fun. I have to say though, that the day was stolen by a 7-year-old named Diana, who was waiting for us when we got there. Thank you so much to EVERYONE who came out!
July 28, 2019 Fighting For A Cure 6 - 4pm - Sarasota, Florida
I had such a great time at the Fighting For A Cure event in Sarasota. The place was jam-packed with fans and the action was non-stop. Most importantly a donation of more than $20,000 was given to the American Cancer Society! So many great people donated their time to put on a fantastic show. I think everyone had a very enjoyable experience! I donated paperback copies of On Ice, Twister Town, On The Run (Original version) and the new release of On The Run to the items that were raffled off to help raise even more money. Rocky Johnson, Mick Foley, Bob Cook, Delicious D and so many others gave their time for this great cause. Joe Abel put the event together once again and did an A+ job!
July 20, 2019 Gulf View Square Mall - 10am - 4pm - New Port Richey, Florida
This event came about pretty much at the last minute but it was so much fun. Since I only found out I would be there a few days previous, I didn't have a lot of time to promote but there were a lot of people there anyway. I had a lot of fun. I met a lot of new fans and some old ones came out to say hello too. Thank you to everyone who came out. It was fun!
June 22, 2019 Derwent Valley Litfest - Live Broadcast Event - 10am - 12pm - United Kingdom
For the second consecutive year, I had a blast with this. It's an honor to be part of such a tremendous event and this year was even better than last year. Jaimie Engle and I headlined the day's events and closed out the festivities for the day over in the U.K. It was early morning here because of the time difference but that didn't matter as the participation was awesome. People packed the Barnes & Noble and the broadcast was a huge success as well. It was so much fun and a huge success. I hope to be invited back again next year!
June 22, 2019 Barnes & Noble - 9am - 1pm - Oviedo, Florida
Jaimie Engle and I did a book signing at Barnes & Noble here as part of the Derwent Valley LitFest over in the United Kingdom. The middle two hours were broadcast globally as part of the festival. What a fantastic time I had! The store was packed and I met so many great people. Everything was top notch, a dream come true for what you'd want from a book signing. They put together a fantastic area for us to do the broadcast from and I really couldn't have asked for anything more. The staff was friendly, professional and helpful and all future book signing events I do will be compared to this one!
June 15, 2019 Indie Con 2019 - 12pm to 6pm - Melbourne Auditorium, Melbourne, Florida
Unfortunately, I am not going to be able to attend this event as previously promoted. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
April 10, 2019 Rescue Raffle Benefit- Rose's Bistro, New Port Richey, Florida
I had so much fun at this event and we raised some money for a great cause. My friends, award-winning author Jaimie Engle, and former WWE Superstar "The Genius" Lanny Poffo met a lot of great people that night and we all had a very good time. Thank you to everyone who came out! Each of us donated 50% of our book sales from the evening to this wonderful charity. The organization supplies pet food to owners who would normally have to give up their pet because they can't afford to feed them.
February 12, 2019 Signed contract with Sunbury Press Publishing
I am very happy to announce that I have signed a contract for all three of my books, as well as any future books, with Sunbury Press Publishing. They are a traditional publishing company that has several publishing brands underneath its umbrella. On The Run will be rebranded under their Milford House Press label but we aren't quite sure yet which label the other two will be rebranded under. I'll announce that once we get that hammered out.
December 8, 2018 Winter Wonderland Craft And Vendor Fair, Holiday, Florida
I can't put into words how surprised I was at the turnout at this event. On The Run completely sold out every copy I had. I met a lot of new fans and plenty of old ones too. Thank you so much to everyone who came out. The event was run without any problems and everyone there was very nice and accommodating. I had an awesome time and will definitely be back next year.
September 28, 2018 On The Run Is Officially Released
On this date, On The Run was officially released to the public via Amazon. While doing a good deed, Dwight Cobb, unfortunately, finds himself right smack in the middle of a major drug deal gone bad. He’s forced to go on the run for his life from a Cuban drug cartel. While on the run he meets some new friends, reconnects with an old acquaintance, and in the midst of all the chaos, his wife, Colleen, mysteriously disappears. Where could she have gone and why? Does Dwight ultimately survive the cartel hit squad sent to kill him?
September 2018 Twister Town Audiobook Project On Hiatus
The long-awaited audiobook for Twister Town has been put on hiatus. The narrator, Jennifer Nadeau, missed several deadlines and wasn't even close to finishing the project. She had to be fired from the project and focus is now going to shift on the release of On The Run. The audiobook version of Twister Town will be revisited in the future.
August 2018 Twister Town Audio Book To Be Released
The long-awaited audiobook for Twister Town is in the works and scheduled for a late summer release. Jennifer Nadeau is your narrator and a preview is available on the front page on this website.
July 20, 2018 On Ice Audio Book Officially Released
The long-awaited audiobook for On Ice was released worldwide on July 20th. It was originally scheduled for June 30th but Amazon delayed the project. It's been a long time in the making and finally, after many speed bumps, it is available to the public on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. The official retail sample is available on the front page of this website. The story is narrated by Jeff Hutchins who does a fantastic job bringing John Kinkaid and the rest of the characters to life!
June 19, 2018 Derwent Valley Litfest - Meet The Authors Event, United Kingdom
I had such a blast with this. I want to say thank you for the invite to be a part of UK history. It was an honor to be a part of it. I had viewers from Ireland, England, Wales, Canada, The US and Australia. Maybe next year I'll come over!
February 24, 2018 321 Books, St. Petersburg, Florida
I had such a great time here in St. Pete! I met a ton of great people and I enjoyed talking to each and every one of you. The traffic in the store was incredible. Nice and clean with a friendly staff and it's located in the very nice Tyrone Square Mall. Plenty of things to do and it was such a fun day. Thank you so much for coming out!
January 13, 2018 The Paperback Exchange Bookstore, Port Richey, Florida
I had a lot of fun in Port Richey. Met a lot of new fans despite it being pretty cold outside by Florida standards. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and thank you to Joanie and Tammy for hosting the event!
December 9, 2017 Authors In A Box, Melbourne, Florida
I had an awesome time in Melbourne at the Melbourne Square Mall. The Authors in a Box event was a ton of fun and I met lots of fans and signed a lot of copies of Twister Town and On Ice. It was really a blast. Thank you to everyone who came out!
December 8, 2017 The Book Cellar, Lake Worth, Florida
I had a great time in Lake Worth at The Book Cellar! I met lots of fans and signed a lot of copies of Twister Town and On Ice. It was really an awesome time. Thank you to everyone who came out!
October 21, 2017 Twister Town reaches #1
On October 21st, 2017 Twister Town reached #1 in Germany on the Amazon Best Seller List. It also reached #7 in the USA and #19 in the UK.
September 16, 2017 Local Author Festival, Orlando, Florida
I had a great time in Orlando! I met lots of fans and signed a bunch of copies of Twister Town and On Ice. It was really a great time. I can't wait for next year's event!
July 16, 2017 Twister Town is officially released
On this date, Twister Town was officially released to the public via Amazon. It would peak at #1 on the Amazon bestseller list in Germany, #7 in the United States and #19 in the United Kingdom. It also cracked the Top 100 list in Australia and Canada. Many have stated that it's the best novel to come out in 2017!
April 26, 2017 Meet the Author event in Tampa, Florida canceled
The Meet the Author event that was scheduled for April 26th in Tampa, Florida, at the Coffee and Tea Cafe, located in the Moffit McKinley Outpatient Center was canceled. I was really looking forward to meeting some great people here but apparently, there were unresolved issues between the promoter and the facility.
April 21-23, 2017 Seafood and Blues Festival, New Port Richey, Florida
It was three days of fun, great food and great music this weekend. I had a great time, met lots of fans and signed a ton of copies of On Ice. It was really a fun weekend!
February 8, 2017 On Ice is officially released
On this date On Ice was officially released to the public via Amazon. It would peak at #4 on the Amazon bestseller list in the United Kingdom, #9 in Germany, #14 in the United States and #23 in Canada. It also cracked the Top 100 list in Australia, France, and Spain.
February 1, 2017 The third and final promo for On Ice is released
The third and final promo for On Ice is released on this date, featuring the song "Love reaction" by Joined Forces. The video features the currently used cover design for the very first time.