January 15, 2014 – 7 p.m.
Charles County, Maryland Writers’ Group, College of Southern Maryland – La Plata Campus. Book talk: “From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up)” plus leading a workshop on “How to Write a Novel.” http://marylandwriters.org/meetinginfo.php?id=19&ts=1389497236

February 21, 2014 – 7 p.m.
Book Launch Party for "Troubled Water." One More Page Book Store, 2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213 http://www.onemorepagebooks.com

March 5, 2014 – 7-10 p.m.
Interview. “Happy Hour Variety Show,” Big Blend Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio (Program will be archived)

March 13, 2014
Radio Interview with Cyrus Webb - Blog Talk Radio

April 9, 2014 – 7-9 p.m.
Book Talk/Writing Workshop: Montgomery County, Maryland Writers' Group, The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 205 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
I'll lead a writing workshop on Buffing and Polishing: The Art of Rewriting

April 16, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.
Annapolis Writers’ Group, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 – Book talk: “From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up)” plus a writing workshop on “Getting an Agent and Getting Noticed.” http://annapolismwa.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/april-2014-speaker-at-the-annapolis-mwa-john-dedakis/

April 27, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kensington Book Festival - Howard Street, Kensington, Maryland http://www.dayofthebook.com
I'll be at the Mystery Writers of America booth

May 3, 2014 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Book Signing/Talk - Arts Alive! Arts Festival
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Virginia 20110
I'll be speaking in the Lovey Hammel Lounge on "Getting an Agent and Getting Noticed." Prior to my talk I'll be signing books upstairs from 10 - 11:30 a.m. and in the Lovey Hammel Lounge after my talk.

May 9-10, 2014
Keynote Speaker. Lakefly Literary Conference. Oshkosh, Wisconsin http://www.lakeflylit.org

May 18-24, 2014
Workshop Leader/Speaker - Novel-in-Progress BookCamp - West Bend, Wisconsin www.novelbookcamp.com
This intensive 6-day program is a must if you're serious about writing your novel

June 19, 2014 – 7 p.m.
Howard County, Maryland Writers, Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Maryland. Leading Workshop on: “How to Write in the Voice of the Opposite Sex.”

Southern California Book Tour:

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Book Signing 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble

1040 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grief Talk
Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise at Bonita

3302 Bonita Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Book Signing 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Century Book Shop

1039 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91106

Friday, July 25, 2014
Radio Interview with Drew Schlosberg
U-T Community Spotlight Radio -- San Diego
The 30-minute interview is in two parts below the paragraph about me.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Book Signing 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
3rd Street Promenade

1201 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Aug. 21-24, 2014.
Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference – Nashville, Tennessee

August 29 – September 1, 2014
Keynote Speaker – Writing Workshop Leader
104th Infantry Division Reunion

Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
I’ll be attending the 2014 reunion for my dad’s World War II unit, leading a series of writing workshops all afternoon on Friday, August 29 and speaking at two other events during the weekend. Click here for registration information:

September 10 - October 29, 2014
From Novice to Novelist
An 8-week class on how to write a novel, Wednesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The Writer's Center - Bethesda, Maryland
For more information, and to enroll, click here:

Friday, September 12, 2014
Book Signing  7 - 10 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
Long Gate Shopping Center
4300 Montgomery Roads
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Saturday, September 20, 2014 
Book Signing  1 - 5 p.m. 
Barnes & Noble 
Long Gate Shopping Center
4300 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:30 p.m. 
Radio Interview - WLVS-FM, Washington, DC ("Radio You Can Watch") - The We B. Swangin Show  
*The interview Begins at 13:30

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Book Signing  1 - 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
Potomac Yard
3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22305

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Writing Workshop Leader

I’ll be leading a day-long workshop for aspiring and/or struggling writers
Readers Realm Book Store
147 E. Montello Street
Montello, Wisconsin 53949
(608) 297-2200

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Book Talk - "When Life Throws You a Curve"
7 p.m.
Sunrise Senior Living 
Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights
5555 Friendship Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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