January 20, 2018
and Bud will be appearing and signing copies of Not Exactly
Rocket Scientists and Other Stories from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday,
January 20, at the Second Chapter Book Store at 1 West Washington
St. in Middleburg, Virginia on January 20. They will have in tow
with them both Woody Thompson (of Memphis, Tenn.) and The Rev. James
A. (“Bay”) Basinger of Oatlands, Va., who are principal characters
in many of the stories in the book, including “The Short Hills
Detroits,” “Son of a Hitch,” “The Great Cross Disaster,” “Eat a
Mad, Newk” and “This Is No Fun.”
Kevin and Mary Lynn Kiley are enjoying "Rocket Scientists" as they
write a popular blog on Cape Cod. (http://www.
capecodrestaurants.com/blog/.) Their restaurant website
http://www.capecodrestaurants. com/ is widely popular with
visitors to Cape Cod. It provides information on restaurants,
events, and tourist sights throughout the Cape.
Our friends at the Hilton Head Visitors Center booth, next to
Hudson's -- our favorite seafood restaurant on the Island -- will
happily give you great ideas for tours and events on the island
(along with discounts). Just say hello to Jenn, take a look at our
"Rocket Scientists" display, then go have a terrific local fresh
seafood dish at Hudson's. (We recommend the grilled oysters on the
shell, just for starters.) Andrew and his team will take great care
of you: if the weather cooperates, tell them you want to sit on the
newly-expanded deck, and watch the boats go by.
September 2, 2017
A successful book signing was held at E. Shaver, Bookseller at 326
Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia.
October 20, 2017
A successful book signing was held at McIntosh Book Shoppe
located in the historic Old Bay Marketplace, 917 Bay Street,
Beaufort, South Carolina.
November 18, 2017
A successful book signing was held at the Bluffton Book
Festival, Bluffton, South Carolina.
AND WATCH FOR THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The authors are busy lining up other signings and talks, including
signing events at "Reminisce," located along the Promenade at 20
Promenade Street, in Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina 843-757-2500,
on Facebook at Reminisce at the Promenade). This is the famous
"Little Red Shop," run by Lori and Jerry Glenn. From sports
collectibles and the baseball art of Dick Perez, to fine gifts and
gourmet foods, this is the store "Where Old is New Again." Get a
peek at the fun inside on our "Gallery," where we've posted a
picture of Bud with Jerry Glenn. Bud -- as you know from "Eat a MAD,
Newk " -- loved the old Brooklyn Dodgers, and Jerry fixed him right
up. He'll sell you our book, too.
Other events are in the works for Charleston, Richmond, Virginia
(Bud's hailing port), Jersey (Rob may take a few of these, along
with Bud and Mac as they return to the scene of many of the
adventures in Rocket Scientists.) But this is almost certain: the
authors, still banned for life from the local bowling lane (as you
learn in Bud's story "Banned for Life"), won't be doing an event
But here's the great news. You don't even have to wait for these
events to buy your book: it's available now! Bring it along later
for signing, or, better yet, buy another one at the event!
July 29, 2017
MacIlroy's short story "Chester" was among the winners in the Summer
Writing Contest sponsored by The Write Practice, and will be
shortfictionbreak.com on July 29, 2017. Unlike the lighter and
zany nonsense of Rocket Scientists, "Chester" is a wholly fictional
tale of a secret government project gone wrong, carried along in a
mix of history and pathos.
March 28, 2017
MacIlroy's short story "Tango-19" was published on March 28, 2017,
and can be read at
shortfictionbreak.com. "Tango-19" takes the reader on a journey
of discovery through a dark place, a tale of hard choices lightened
by a redemptive, and hopeful, ending message.