‘Tis the season of festivals all around us. Riverdale Artsfest was wonderful and will definitely be on our list to watch for next year http://richardmorrisauthor.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/a-curiosity-shop/. Procrastination prevented us from having a booth at the Green Man Festival in Greenbelt last weekend but, as a result, we got to enjoy the festival from a spectator perspective. My book cover illustrator, Audrey Engdahl, was there in her other role as musician along with Rick Engdahl and Dayana Yochim, collectively known as Sense of Wonder http://rickandaudrey.com/audrey/.
Saturday will be my third year at the Gaithersburg Book Festival http://gaithersburgbookfestival.org/. Accounts of the previous two festivals may be found at http://richardmorrisauthor.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/end-of-the-world/ and http://richardmorrisauthor.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/delightful/. They put on an amazing festival the first year and it was even better the second time around. Looking forward to the third!
On to Bowie May 27 and June 2 for the first year of Bowie Artsfest http://www.gazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120502/NEWS/705029541/1025/new-festival-coming-to-old-town-bowie-spotlights-the-arts&&template=PrinterFriendlygaz and long-time Bowiefest http://www.cityofbowie.org/Government/CommunityServices/SpecialEvents/bowiefest.asp. In between there will be Memorial Day May 28 on the Washington D.C. mall with Memorial Day Writers Project http://www.memorialdaywritersproject.com/. Cologne No. 10 for Men and also my Skytrooopers CD are usually my best sellers on Memorial Day and Veterans Day while Well Considered is more popular in Bowie. People enjoy puzzling the locations in the book in addition to enjoying a thriller with lots of Maryland history in it. Like most fiction, both books contain some fictionalized real events and a lot of veterans recognize in Cologne some of their own experiences from military service in general or Vietnam specifically — they certainly won’t recognize the ending, however, in this war satire! Hope you First Cav people will make a point of finding me.