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                  SPEAKING EVENTS & BOOK SIGNINGS

            

                                         Another Wooden Boat Festival?

On Father's Day weekend, Koehler Kraft Boatyard on Shelter Island will have the most plentiful and beautiful wooden boats in San Diego.  If you like classic sailing yachts, you won't want to miss this show.  Proceeds go to support Challenged Sailors and their adaptive sailing program.   I will be there on Sunday, selling books and shaking hands.  The festival is both Saturday and Sunday on Father's Day weekend.  Drop by and ogle some incredible wooden boats.

                                            San Diego Festival of the Arts

The San Diego Festival of the Arts has moved its location to Waterfront Park at the Embarcadero for the 30th rendition of its well known festival.  Over 100 artists will be in attendance  with a portion of proceeds going to numerous beneficiaries, including Challenged Sailors.  We will have a booth at the festival and I will be selling books to help support the adaptive sailing program of the nonprofit.  Be sure to come by and say, "Hi."  The festival runs both Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th. from 10am-5pm..

                                               Wooden Boat Festival

Saturday, June 4th, the Balboa YC will be hosting the 3rd Annual Wooden Boat Festival in Newport Beach.  I will be there representing Challenged Sailors and raising money for CSSD.  I will be signing books to interested readers with a portion of sales going to CSSD.  If you're in the neighborhood, come by and see some awesome wooden boats and grab a copy of From Boys 2 Men.

                         Big Weekend at the Los Angeles Festival of Books

This past weekend, April 9/10, I was invited to participate in the largest book fair in the world.  So, it was no surprise when our booth, organized by the US4Warriors, was overrun by the voracious readers hiding out in the dark jungles of Los Angeles.  Saturday was a little slow due to the periodic rain that fell on both readers and books.  However, Sunday dawned both bright and dry and hungry readers overran most book booths. 
I was fortunate to be grouped together with other veterans from around San Diego who displayed their newly published works and some from past years.
Night Moves sold out and FB2M did well.  Altogether, it was a great weekend with some awesome people.  Thanks to US4 Warriors for putting together a great event!

The San Diego Boat Show is this weekend, Jan 22-25 at Sunroads Marina on Harbor Island.  I will be at the Challenged Sailors of San Diego Booth sellling copies of FB2M and Night Moves on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Drop by and pick up your signed copy this weekend!

The Tall Ships will be sailing from San Diego Bay and sailing north to Dana Point for a Tall Ship Festival in the Marina to the south of Dana's point.  Stop by on the weekend of Sept.6-7, visit the Tall Ships, at the Ocean Institute, and pick up a copy of From Boys 2 Men.  I'll be in front of the Book Store.

Tall Ship Festival San Diego-The Tall Ships are here and ready to be boarded.  From Boys 2 men will be on display at the Challenged America booth on Saturday afternoon, August 30th, from 3-7 pm. Drop by, pick up a copy and have a chat.  See ya mate...

On Saturday, July 26th, I'll be signing books at Captain Fitches Bookstore in Old Town.  Join me between 12:30 and 6 pm to pick up a copy of From Boys 2 Men, or my new book, Night Moves. You can learn more about Night Moves by clicking on the Night Moves button on the left.

This coming Saturday, July 19th, I'll be sailing on Summerwind in south bay.  We sail from Pier 32 Marina.  Afterward, I will be signing books at the family gathering on shore. Join us in the mid-afternoon.

Join me at Captain Fitches Nautical in Old Town, San Diego.  I'll be there from noon until ??? signing books for Veterans Day.  Have a great one!


On Thursday evening, April 26, I'll be speaking at the Adventurers Club of Los Angeles.  You can find directions at www.adventurersclub.org.  Join us if you can!

Thursday, March 15th, I'll be presenting at Orange Coast College's school of sailing and seamanship in Newport Beach.  The program begins at 7 pm and will be followed by a book signing.  Join us!

Sunday, Nov 20th I'll be signing books at the Encinitas St. Fair between 1:30 & 4 pm.  Come by and say hi!

Friday the 18th I'll be speaking and signing books at Mira Costa College in Oceanside.  The program will begin at 2:30.

Wednesday, the 16th at Vista Kiwanis at 7 am.  Help me keep awake!

Sunday, we'll be at Cap'n Fitches in Old Town for a book signing.

November 7th-join us at Adventure 16 in Oceanside for a presentation and book signing.                                         

Tuesday, September 27th I'll be speaking to the Long Beach Singles Sailing Club.  The presentation will be followed by a book signing.  Be there!

Wednesday, September 21st, I'll be speaking to Torrey Pines Rotary at the Rock Bottom Brewery.  They said to bring your wine glass.

Friday, September 16th will find me at Mira Costa College's San Eligio campus giving a presentation and book signing.

On the 10th of September I'll be speaking for the Ocean Institute at their Tall Ship Festival in Dana Point.  Join us for a 45 minute presentation and book signing.

I hope you were able to join us at the Maritime Museum's Tall Ship Festival over Labor Day weekend.  I worked with Challenged America at their booth on the embarcadero.

The last weekend in July will find me speaking and showing photos at the Escondido Library, 2nd floor.  Check their website for details.

July 23rd, I'll be at the Surf-A-Rama at Doheny State Beach.  Lots of guys and gals have a beach party.  Be there!

July 16-17 will find me speaking at the Ventura Boat Show, Channel Island Harbor.

July 9th I'll be speaking and signing books at Captain Fitch's Mercantile/bookstore in Old town.  Saturday at 3-6 on the patio.

June 29th I'll be at the Torrey Pines Kiwanis, another early bird meeting.  7 AM at the La Jolla Hotel for a presentation and book signing.

June 25th I'll be speaking and signing books at the Chula Vista Marina presentation room.

June 23rd I'll be speaking at Chula Vista Rotary at 7 AM for early birds

June 18-19 I will with Challenged America at the Wooden Boat Festival on Shelter Island.  Koehler Kraft is the venue for some of the most beautiful boats on the coast..

June 11-12 I will be speaking and signing books at the Dana Point Boat Show in the harbor.  I'll speak both days, see you there.

June 10th I'll have a table with books at Challenged Americas WMCA Dinner.  A book was donated to the silent auction fundraiser for CA.

June 4 I sailed with Big Brother & Sister of San Diego at Seaforth Boat Rentals in Coronado.  Kids loved it.

On February 1st I'll be speaking at the Venturre Yacht Club in Mission Bay.  Time is 7 pm for a members only presentation.

February 10th will find me providing a presentation to the Southwestern Yacht Club in San Diego.  Again a members only function.  Join us if you can.

The 12th of February will have me speaking to the residents of the California Yacht Marina in Chula Vista.  This will be outdoors at the marina and is open to the public.  Scheduled from 1 PM to 3 PM.

Tuesday, the 15 of February will find me at a dinner presentation for the San Diego Yacht Club.  An evening program for members only.  Hope you can join us.

On February 17  & 22nd I'll be speaking to the San Marcos & Escondido Rotary clubs.  If you're a rotarian in the area, join us for lunch.

On January 18th, I will present @ REI in Encinitas.  Join us at 7 P.M. for a 30 minute program, Q & A session afterward and a book signing.  Cider & cheese will be served.

On the 19th I'll be presentating to the Dockmasters group at the harbor.  Members of all the local marinas will hear my presentation so that they may book a date at their marina.

Wednesday, January 26th will find me at REI in San Diego for another 30 minute presentation.  Again, 7 P.M. @ 5556 Copley Dr., south of the 52 freeway.  Book signing to follow with cider-n-cheese.

The San Diego Boat Show will be on the 29th-30th of January at Sun Roads Marina on Harbor Island.  I'll be displaying books, speaking to attendee's and signing books.  Come by if you have an hour to spare.

On December 2nd I will be speaking at a Wine-N-Cheese, 6 P.M., for the residents of Sun Harbor Marina in America's Cup Harbor.  We will follow-up with a book signing. 

December 4th will find me returning to beautiful Del Mar where I will be presenting a 30 minute discussion on my trip around the world.  The presentation, including pictures from the trip will commence at 3 P.M. at the Del Mar Library.

Wednesday, December 8th will find me speaking to the residents of Chula Vista Marina in South Bay.  A wine-n-cheese soiree will be hosted by the marina from 6-7 P.M.

Friday, December 10 will find me groggy eyed at the La Jolla Marriott at 7 A.M..  If you're a Rotarian, join us for breakfast and an inspirational morning program.

On Tuesday, December 14th, we will close out our speaking engagements for 2010 with a wine-n-cheese soiree at the Marina Cortez on Harbor Island.  Join us at 6 P.M.

On Saturday, November 6th, I will be joining an Author's Day at the Oceanside Civic Center hosted by the Oceanside Library.  The program will begin at 9:30 AM with entertainment provided by speakers while the room is surrounded by tables with works by local authors.  The program will conclude at 3 PM.  Follow this link: http://www.q2ink.com/upcoming_events

Wednesday, November 10th, I will be reading excerpts from Boys 2 Men at the Earth Song Book Store in beautiful downtown Del Mar.  Located in the Del Mar Village at 1440 Camino Del Mar near 15th St; the reading will be followed by a book signing from 7-9 PM and will be hosted by Roza & Annette Palmer, Earth Song's owners.  For further info call: 858-755-4254.

On Wednesday, November 17th, I will be telling stories from my two year around-the -world journey to sailors at the San Diego Yacht Club.  A members only environment, the club will provide lunch to be followed by a question and answer session and book signing.  Shelter Island is the venue, noon the meeting hour.