I’ve been lying low recently, writing up Lock In, but I am making two appearances this month: one in my hometown and one just over the border in Kentucky. These are going to be my last two public appearances for 2013, so if you want to see me do my thing this calendar year, this would be the time. Here are the dates, with links to details.
Saturday, November 16, 10am, Bradford Public Library, Bradford, OH: If you’re in the general Dayton area and feel like getting up early on a Saturday, come on over to my hometown of Bradford for this event. I will be talking and doing a reading, including (probably) an excerpt from Lock In. There will also be books for sale, which I will be happy to sign, or you can bring your own from home and I’ll sign those too. And, because this event is two miles from my house, I’ll be bringing along the Best Novel Hugo for people to get a look at. Plus: Refreshments will be served. Come for the Hugo! Stay for the cookies!
Wednesday, November 20, 12pm, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY: If you are in northern Kentucky or southern Ohio, and want to do something fun with your lunch break, I will be speaking as part of NKU’s “Viva Humanities” program. I will be doing a talk called “Lasers! Aliens! Humanities!” in which I will discuss how a humanities education has served me well, both as a science fiction novelist and as a writer in general. The talk will be not dry, I promise. Then I will do a reading (again, probably from Lock In) and a Q&A session. The talk/reading/Q&A will be in the University Center Otto Budig Theatre.
See you there!