Category Archives: Events

A Visit to the Toy Robot Museum

My wife and I had a fantastic time at the Toy Robot Museum in Adamstown, PA with friend and former colleague, Dan Torok and his daughter.

It’s always a blast to hang out with museum curator Joe Knedlhans and see the latest additions to the museum. What’s more, Joe gave me an awesome birthday gift: A rare 1978 Metropolis Souvenir Magazine from Japan with English translation by Forrest J. Ackerman. The entire thing unfolds to a black and white poster of Maria the robot from this classic silent film.

We also enjoyed several hours of antiquing along Route 272 at Renninger’s Antique Mall and the German Trading Post. There are, of course, about a dozen more antique shops there that I’ve been to before, but we ran out of time to visit them all today. Some of my favorite shops include The Mad Hatter, Mother Tuckers, 272 Antiques, and the Antique Co-Op. I’ll probably get out there again closer to the holidays.

 AlphaBot Wooden Robots Twiki and Company Robots on Display! R2-D2 Toy Chest Star Wars Display Rockem Sockem Robots Robots on Display! Robots on Display! Robots on Display! Robots on Display! Robots Galore Remote Control Robots Robot Movie Posters Maria from Metropolis Little Bots Japanese Robots Japanese Robots Gort and Company Robot Display Cases Daleks Robot Display Case ClimbTron Robots BotStock Robots

River Reads Returns!

River Reads will be returning to Prallsville Mills on October 15, 2017 from 10 to 4 PM. Join us for a day of books, local authors for all ages, Bonjour Creperie, Unionville Vineyards, and Lulu’s Rescue!

We will also be holding River Writes–4 Writing Seminars on Turning Real Life into Fiction, World Building, Self Publishing, Character Development. Each seminar will be $12 per person or $40 for all four. Each hour long session will be capped at 20 participants. Stay tuned for sign up information!

Check Facebook for more information on River Reads 2017!

River Reads 2017

Local Author Day at the Sands Outlets in Bethlehem, PA

Just a reminder that if you’re in the Lehigh Valley area on Saturday, August 5, there will be approximately 25 local authors, myself included, selling and signing copies of their books at The Sands Outlets in Bethlehem, PA from 10AM to 4PM.  
 
Come out to The Sands Outlets and find your new favorite author! Much gratitude to fellow scribe Larry Deibert for organizing this marvelous event.
Sands Outlet Local Author Event

Local Author Event at The Sands Outlet in PA on August 5!

Folks, if you are in the Lehigh Valley area, there will be 24 local authors, myself included, selling and signing copies of their books at The Sands Outlets in Bethlehem, PA on August 5. See details below.

If you decide to come out and support local authors, note that not all of us take credit cards yet. As soon as time permits, I might break down and get the Square because, as we all know, it’s hip to be square.

Come out to The Sands Outlets in August and see us! Much gratitude to Larry Deibert for organizing this marvelous event.

Sands Outlet Local Author Event

Local Authors Day at the Sands Outlets – Bethlehem, PA

Thanks to the efforts of Larry Deibert, I am pleased to announce Local Authors Book Signing at The Sands Outlets in Bethlehem, PA. Saturday, August 5th, 2017 from 10AM-4PM.

The purchase of a book from one of the authors listed below will include a coupon book for discounts at The Outlets Stores. Thank you for supporting local authors! More info to follow. Stay tuned!

Larry L. Deibert-Vampire, Paranormal, Time Travel, Fantasy-Christmas, Military Romance

Janet Stafford-historical Fiction (American Civil War era) & Contemporary Romance.

Phil Giunta-Speculative Fiction (science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy).

Christina Paul-historical and Contemporary Romance.

Barbara Wall Steingas-Self-Help, Inspirational & Children’s Books

Mary Ellen Springsteen-Young adult, Adult Suspense Mystery

Paige Dearth-Horror

Ellwyn Autumn-Children’s Fantasy and Picture Books

Jack Hillman-Young Adult

Barbara Morgan-Illustrated Children’s Books

Jocelyn Cordes (Plum McCauley)-Children and Fantasy

Sharon Villone Riccione-Adult Literary Fiction

Michael Pogach-Dystopias & Thrillers

James Hockenberry-Historical Thrillers

Fritz Sprandel-True Adventure

Mary Shafer-Historical, Weather and How-To Non-fiction

Othy Jones-Historical Fantasy Adventure

A.E. Decker-Young Adult Fantasy

Sally Paradysz-Memoir

Carol L. Wright-Bethlehem Writers Group Anthologies Mystery

Sonya Christman-Mystery Thriller

K. Edwin (Keith) Fritz-Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Psychological Thrillers

Brenda Havens-Children’s Picture Books

Kate A. Brandes-Women’s Fiction with an eco-bent.