Bribery, Child Exploitation and Shameless Self Promotion: The Life of an India Author


With the exceptions of self publishing my first novel and doing one book signing last summer at the Oswego Speedway, I haven’t done a heck of a lot that’s really made me feel like an author. That’s about to change in a big way. On Friday May 1st, I have a book signing and a book talk at   RiverRead Books in downtown Binghamton. I hope you can join me. In addition to the rare opportunity to hear me prattle on about my brand of fiction, you can get free stuff and everybody loves that.

Let’s start with the entertainment. No, I’m not referring to my prattling. That’s free too but my wife will tell you it’s not very entertaining. She usually uses the term irritant. Anyway, because I have no faith in my own ability to captivate an audience, I’m bringing in a little help in the form of some talented young musicians.   They’re all part of the Windsor High School music program. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what they’re planning but I know you’ll get some piano/keyboard playing, some guitar playing and a whole lot of singing. I’m told an original composition will be introduced to the world for the first time. That’s worth the price of admission right there. I did mention it’s free, right? Seriously, these kids are good and I encourage you to come check them out. Click here to see the new Windsor A Capella group in their first ever public appearance. It came this past Christmas after they’d only been together for a few weeks. They still stole the show and received a well-deserved standing ovation. They’re even better now.

And   On the off chance you are a fan of prattling, you don’t have to wait until May 1st. A few months ago, I was interviewed for a television show called The Race Report. It’s local and I’m guessing you missed it.   It took me a while but I was finally able to obtain a copy of the interview and convert it to a useable and uploadable format. Please teak a look.


This book signing is a big deal for me so why stop at child exploitation? Could I interest anyone in some good old fashioned bribery? My debut novel, as I hope you already know, is a thriller called A Shot at Redemption. It’s set in Oswego, NY and much of the story’s action unfolds at the Oswego Speedway. That’s appropriate since Cash Douglas, my main character, is a race car driver. In keeping with the racing theme, I pulled a string or two (and did some begging and groveling) and finagled some free race tickets. While supplies last, EVERYNE who buys a copy of my book will likewise receive a FREE pair of tickets to the Oswego Speedway. In addition, you’ll also be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to Classic Weekend, three days of racing capped off with the Budweiser International Classic, the richest and most prestigious competition in all of supermodified racing.

The way I see it, the only thing that could make this any better is free food. I’m not making any promises on that one but I may have a mouthwatering surprise or two up my sleeve. You’ll need to stop by to find out.

It all happens at RiverRead Books on Friday, May 1st, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and in conjunction with Binghamton’s next First Fridays event. In case you’re not familiar with First Fridays, it’s a local celebration of the arts and, as the name would suggest, is held on the first Friday of every month. That’s been the case for over a decade and it’s getting bigger and better all the time. I hope to see you there and I promise I’ll do everything in my power to make it worth your while.



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