I’m not going to jump on the gun control band wagon any more than I would acknowledge the anti-Muslim threads I’ve seen on social media, but, for me, it would be an act of cowardice to say nothing about the Orlando killings. Rather than just throw up my hands and admit to being powerless in the face of hatred, I promise to speak up. Whenever I hear friends or coworkers marginalize an entire segment of the population, whatever the criteria, I will let them know that I am not okay with that. What will this accomplish? Maybe nothing, but I would not want my silence to be misinterpreted as assent. If you are so inclined, I invite you to join me in this one small act.
BTW- I admit to having a number of prejudices. Feel free to call me out should you hear me frying all fish in the same pan.

Printers Row Lit Fest Is This Weekend!

I’ll be book-signing Saturday at Printers Row Lit Fest. 10-12 am at the Society of Midland Authors tent and 2:30-4 pm at the Mystery Writers of America tent. No, I don’t have a new book out this year, but if you’re in the area, stop by to say hi. Listen to some of the great speakers. Eat some unhealthy food. Check out the used book stalls. Read more books!

Printers Row Lit Fest Schedule

New Day And Time For Tai Chi Classes

Flowing DragonBeginning on June 1st, tai chi classes at Chang’s Academy in Elmhurst will be held Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9 am. May 26th will be our last evening class. Current Chang’s students who are able to transition to the morning class can attend free during the months of June and July.

For directions and pricing contact the school at 630-903-6064.

Meet Nero Wolfe Writer, Robert Goldsborough

Here’s a subtle reminder—this Saturday at 1:00 I’ll be signing copies of my novel and short story collection at the Village Crossing Barnes & Noble.
“Big deal,” you say. “If I went to the Orlando Barnes & Noble I could meet Toni Tennille. Besides, I still can’t figure out how to use this damn NOOK.”
Maybe so, but it’s a long drive to Orlando, and if you come to Village Crossing you can meet Nero Wolfe Writer, Robert Goldsborough, check out his latest mystery, and get NOOKified, all at the same time.
Plus, it’s B&N’s Educator Appreciation Day, so all you K-12 teachers can swing by for a little much-needed appreciation.
And, to sweeten the deal, the first ten people to say hello will receive, absolutely free, no purchase necessary, a colorful character bandaid to proudly wear on the skin area of your choice. Impress your friends!