Wait… This isn’t Comic-Con?

I’m reporting live from the Florence Festival of Books, where I arrived to find a crowd waiting at my booth! I should mention it also happenes to be located next to the restrooms. Apparently, someone had forgotten to unlock the door, so the crowd quickly dissipated once the janitor showed up. Still, I have gotten one pre-order, which I think is a reflection of may marketing savvy…


As an extra enticement, I am offering a bite from the corners for anyone who orders two or more copies of Humor at the Speed of Life. Needless to say, I expect those corners to go fast.

imageI will be bringing you live updates throughout the day, using my scone as a measure of my success. If you’re in Florence this afternoon, stop by for my reading at 3 p.m. If you’re not in Florence, start driving now…

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writerโ€™s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

54 thoughts on “Wait… This isn’t Comic-Con?”

  1. can we get a live feed, like the nfl draft? on a hot channel like espn 14 or cspan7. perhaps someone taking cuts in the bathroom line, a rogue scone-nibbler, someone with a paper cut from a page of your invisible book,etc, any exciting action shots would be welcomed. ps – i would like to be the color commentary person if you are hiring. hey, if a spelling bee can get on espn, why not an invisible book promo event? that’s what i always say –

        1. and i am interested in applying for the roadie position. not good with tech or heavy lifting, but i can wear a mean black t-shirt like nobody’s business

          1. Oh we have jokes! Well this is just proof you are an excellent writer/communicator. (I mean this!) Just sayin’ LOL BTW I do enjoy your posts…even though I dont know if I would want to eat a scone now.

        1. Sorry, I don’t know what her problem is. Something about Global Warming and your reckless participation in all-you-can eat burrito night…? I’ll get to the bottom of it..

          Um, probably a poor choice of words.

  2. I just want a lick. Scones are too dry for my crumply old teeth.
    Uh, color me stupid but how do I pre-order? I want to purchase an autographed copy for me (personalized, of course) and one for a blog contest (also personalized in quite a wacky way).

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