I’m in Baton Rouge this week doing school visits for Jupiter Pirates. Here are the awesome kids of University Lab School letting out a pretty impressive “ARRRRR!” to kick off our writing-and-storytelling session. Have had a blast here and at Episcopal High School, with Glasgow Middle School on tap for tomorrow.
In a couple of weeks I’m going on a really cool tour for DK in support of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded, which comes out May 1. I’ll be visiting bookstores across the country … and stopping by some big-league ballparks I haven’t seen before.
I’ll post some of my adventures on this site, but here’s the tour schedule:
Sunday, April 27 12:30 pm
Philly Brick Fest LEGO Fan Festival
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Hall A)
Saturday, May 3 11 am
Hamilton East Public Library
Sunday, May 4 2 pm
The Bookstall at Chestnut Court
Wednesday, May 7 6:30 pm
Left Bank Books
St. Louis, Mo.
Thursday, May 8 7 pm
Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park, Wash.
Friday, May 9 3:30 pm
Carlsbad City Library (Dove)
Saturday, May 10 10 am
Corte Madera, Calif.
Monday, May 12 6 pm
Thursday, May 15 7 pm
Friday, May 16 7 pm
Mount Juliet, Tenn.
Friday-Sunday, May 23-25 Times TBD
Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
(all signings at The Writer’s Stop)
Saturday, May 31 2 pm
Maplewood Memorial Library
Sunday, June 1 12 pm
Hope to see you there!
2620 Royal Street in New Orleans. Asked my Mets people over on Facebook if they know why this house should mean something to them. It didn’t exactly take long — while I was writing this post, someone got it. Rusty Staub’s dad was born here and Rusty learned to hit a ball in the backyard as a kid.
Just a little minor pilgrimage….
You should go to bed instead of reading this. But if you insist, you’ll find a weird temper tantrum about the Angels, a Scott Boras sighting, and a pretty fun baseball game.
Had a blast filling in as host for Varsity Letters last night. If you’re in New York and enjoy sportswriting but haven’t made Varsity Letters a regular part of your rounds, you’re doing it wrong — it’s the first Thursday of every month and always both eye-opening and fun.
Varsity Letters is presented by Gelf Magazine, and each month brings a killer lineup of authors: last night was AJ Mass, Kostya Kennedy and Jonah Keri. Learn more about them and their great new books right here.
My wife returns from three weeks on the road tomorrow, and her first act will undoubtedly be to declare the goatee capilla non grata. (Facial-hair experiments are about the extent of the trouble I get into these days when left unsupervised.) So look fast.
Here’s Pt. 7 of The Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut, brought to you thanks to the kind people at Lucasfilm and starwars.com. This installment is all clones, and includes some material that it really hurt to drop from the book. Hope you enjoy it.