Author Events

Book Signings / Presentations

March 24, 2018
Mashed in the Middle
Homebrewing Competition and Education
Little Apple Brewing Co.
1110 Westloop Pl, Manhattan, KS 66502
I will be presenting a talk about craft beer as part of this homebrewing competition and education event. I will also discuss my books, Expedition of Thirst and Kansas City Beer and sign copies after the talk.

Events / Classes

The Business of Writing
Wednesday, May 9th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City
The Business of Writing discusses the mindset, tools, and practices that can facilitate writing as a career. Geared toward entry-level business fundamentals of freelance writing and writing fiction/nonfiction books, the course provides an overview of topics including 1) Sole proprietorship vs. limited liability company (LLC), 2) Book royalties, direct sales, and other income streams, and 3) Sales, marketing, and promoting a book. Register at http://www.mymcpl.org/. This course is taught as part of the Storytelling Certificate Program.

Prescriptive Non-fiction Writing  
Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd., Kansas City
Learn the fundamentals of prescriptive non-fiction writing, various styles such as “how-to” books, cookbooks, and guidebooks. What works and what doesn’t? Learn how to write in a clear, informative, and engaging style. Class participants will complete a food writing exercise to apply basic techniques and share feedback. We’ll finish with a question-and-answer session. Register at http://www.mymcpl.org/. This course is taught as part of the Storytelling Certificate Program.

Johnson County Library

Johnson County Library

An Edible Discussion: Introduction to Beer Styles, Sensory Notes, and Food Pairings
Monday, June 11, 6:30 PM
Corinth Neighborhood Library
8100 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208
An introductory discussion of beer styles, sensory notes (flavor and aroma) commonly found in styles, and beer and food pairings. A potluck meal precedes the discussion and question-and-answer session.
https://www.jocolibrary.org/events/edible-discussion-7&delta=1


Media Appearances

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, between 10–10:30 am
Radio interview: “Central Standard” on 89.3 FM, KCUR
Listen to the show.