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What Happens at Comic Con …

… get’s broadcast all over the world, so behave yourself!
Crank the kid-bot introduces bio-kids to the "Hub's Adventures" books.

Crank the kid-bot introduces bio-kids to the “Hub’s Adventures” books.

Business has definitely taken me away from blogging the last few weeks. Some of you may not know that my “day job” is as a sales representative for an educational book distributor. It’s a great job, visiting school librarians and teachers every day! The school year has already started in our region and I have been on the streets – and the road – and away from my leisure time writing.

Last weekend, though, I broke away to Chicago for the Wizard World Comic Con. We had a great weekend, introducing our sixth-grader robot, Crank, to hundreds of kids and selling and signing over 175 books.

A comic con is a great, friendly atmosphere with dozens of artists and retailers (I think I counted 10 full-scale comic book stores set up in the exhibit hall) and thousands of participants rolling through – some costumed, some sightseeing, some looking for that special comic/sci-fi/horror-related item. I had an artist’s table with all my youth books – including the newly released “Hub’s Adventures” books, hot off the press for the event.

The green robot you see in the photo above was built by a sculptor friend based on my illustrator’s depiction of my sixth-grader robot character in “Hub’s Adventures.” He was a big hit with the kids, introducing them to stories of the future where humans and robots will be best friends.

A spider-man stopped by to get some "Hub's Adventures" books!

A spider-man stopped by to get some “Hub’s Adventures” books!

I also found a very robust market for my books – the perfect market for a guy with my temperament. I love meeting people, especially kids interested in reading. Many parents bought books for their kids – and some kids spent their show budgets on my books! I’m very grateful for all the attention and for the purchases, which make more books and more show appearances possible.

The Delphi Trilogy books sold very well, too, introducing teen readers to the first two books in advance of Book III’s release October 1.

Next, I plan to be at the Wizard World in Nashville (a little closer to home) September 26-28. I look forward to meeting more readers there and at other comic cons.

 

Now, here’s the cheese on this Brain Burger.

3 great things about being at comic con:

  1. People assume my unfashionable clothes are some kind of costume.
  2. I can yell, “Look! It’s Spiderman!” and no one calls the cops on me.
  3. All day long I get to pretend I’m living in an A-ha music video with other cartoon characters.

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Reader & Guinness #19

A reluctant reader comic strip.
Reader Guinness

Reader accidentally learns new words and concepts from Guinness every day.

Reader is learning that his robotic rodent creation has literary sensibility. Guinness wonders if he understands what that means.

  • Who are Reader & Guinness? They are the world’s most distracted reluctant reader and the better-read robotic guinea pig he accidentally built from random parts while bored in biology class.
Chris Everheart is author of the YA thriller described as “unputdownable” and “will draw in even the most reluctant readers”:

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Readers rave about The Delphi Trilogy:

“Read. This. Book! Each chapter leaves you on the edge of your seat, and it all leads up to one of the most exciting endings I’ve read in a long time.”

“It has it all: romance, intrigue and suspense… and very well written characters.”

“From the very first page to the very last page I felt like I was on this wild ride.”

“Even the most reluctant of reluctant readers will have a hard time putting these books down.”

Thriller authors agree:
“The Delphi Deception is a masterpiece! It’s an edge-of-your-seat ride filled with mystery and suspense.”
~Heather Burch, author of the critically acclaimed Halflings series.
“An intriguing premise. Everheart’s latest page-turner is packed with mystery, secrets and surprises.”
Steven James, award-winning author of Placebo and Quest for Celestia.
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Reader & Guinness #18

A reluctant reader comic strip.
Guinness wants a new name. Reader learns a new vocabulary word.

Guinness wants a new name. Reader learns a new vocabulary word.

It’s Reader’s fault for creating a robotic rodent with literary sensibility and a demand for originality.

  • Who are Reader & Guinness? They are the world’s most distracted reluctant reader and the better-read robotic guinea pig he accidentally built from random parts while bored in biology class.
Chris Everheart is author of the YA thriller described as “unputdownable” and “will draw in even the most reluctant readers”:
THE LEAGUE OF DELPHI: Book I of the thrilling Delphi Trilogy

A lone teen. A suspicious death. An ancient conspiracy.

Read it now – before the October 2013 release of
Book II: THE DELPHI DECEPTION
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Reader & Guinness #17

A reluctant reader comic strip.
Reader doesn't recognize a complaint when he hears one.

Reader doesn’t recognize a complaint when he hears one.

Guinness wants a little more imagination put into naming him, but Reader has naming rights and has applied as much imagination as he’s going to.

  • Who are Reader & Guinness? They are the world’s most distracted reluctant reader and the better-read robotic guinea pig he accidentally built from random parts while bored in biology class.
Chris Everheart is author of the YA thriller described as “unputdownable” and “will draw in even the most reluctant readers”:
THE LEAGUE OF DELPHI: Book I of the thrilling Delphi Trilogy

A lone teen. A suspicious death. An ancient conspiracy.

Read it now – before the October 2013 release of
Book II: THE DELPHI DECEPTION
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Making Friends at the Library

The Chicago-area library tour continues
I got a sign at Naperville Public Library yesterday!

I got a sign at Naperville Public Library yesterday!

I visited a great group at Naperville Public Library – Nichols Branch yesterday. We read part of my short story “Face Man” and talked about my latest series The Delphi Trilogy.

Each of the kids told us what they’re were reading and we examined each story for the 4 main parts of a story:

  • Setting
  • Character
  • Conflict
  • Plot

It was a lively discussion and we found the central conflict of stories ranging from “Kill or be killed” (Hunger Games) to “I’d rather die than live without you” (Romeo and Juliet) to “Death doesn’t exist” (Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus).

It was a great primer on story for young writers to take and explore their own experiences and story ideas.

Talking story with the teen writers' group at Naperville Public Library - Nichols Branch.

Talking story with the teen writers’ group at Naperville Public Library – Nichols Branch.

Tonight I’ll be at Forest Park Public Library. Will they have a sign for me?!

Chris Everheart is author of the YA thriller described as “unputdownable” and “will draw in even the most reluctant readers”:
THE LEAGUE OF DELPHI: Book I of the thrilling Delphi Trilogy

A lone teen. A suspicious death. An ancient conspiracy.

Read it now – before the October 2013 release of
Book II: THE DELPHI DECEPTION
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Reader & Guinness #16

A reluctant reader comic strip.
Guinness has great ideas for a name. Reader has ... simpler tastes.

Guinness has great ideas for a name. Reader has … simpler tastes.

It’s not easy being a well-read robotic rodent. Guinness thinks he has the right name for himself, but Reader has naming rights and thinks more off the top of his head.

  • Who are Reader & Guinness? They are the world’s most distracted reluctant reader and the better-read robotic guinea pig he accidentally built from random parts while bored in biology class.
Chris Everheart is author of the YA thriller described as “unputdownable” and “will draw in even the most reluctant readers”:
THE LEAGUE OF DELPHI: Book I of the thrilling Delphi Trilogy

A lone teen. A suspicious death. An ancient conspiracy.

Read it now – before the October 2013 release of
Book II: THE DELPHI DECEPTION
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Reader & Guinness #15

A reluctant reader comic strip.
Reader gets his first existential philosophy lesson - without knowing it - from Guinness.

Reader gets his first existential philosophy lesson from Guinness – without knowing it.

To be fair, it may a little early to expect a middle-grader – especially one as distracted as Reader – to know quotes from the great philosophers.  In a wireless world a robotic guinea pig with a cell-phone-chip brain has the advantage.

  • Who are Reader & Guinness? They are the world’s most distracted reluctant reader and the better-read robotic guinea pig he accidentally built from random parts while bored in biology class.
Chris Everheart is author of the YA thriller described as “unputdownable” and “will draw in even the most reluctant readers”:
THE LEAGUE OF DELPHI: Book I of the thrilling Delphi Trilogy

A lone teen. A suspicious death. An ancient conspiracy.

Read it now – before the October 2013 release of
Book II: THE DELPHI DECEPTION
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Reader & Guinness #14

A reluctant reader comic strip
Guinness needs a diagnosis. Reader might not be qualified to give him one.

Guinness needs a diagnosis. Reader might not be qualified to give him one.

Guinness needs a diagnosis. Reader might not be qualified to give him one.

Guinness has moved on to the complicated questions – How do you know if you’re really alive. Reader missed some of those answers in biology class.

  • Who are Reader & Guinness? They are the world’s most distracted reluctant reader and the better-read robotic guinea pig he accidentally built from random parts while bored in biology class.
Chris Everheart is author of the YA thriller described as “unputdownable” and “will draw in even the most reluctant readers”:
THE LEAGUE OF DELPHI: Book I of the thrilling Delphi Trilogy

A lone teen. A suspicious death. An ancient conspiracy.

Read it now – before the October 2013 release of
Book II: THE DELPHI DECEPTION
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Reader & Guinness #13

A reluctant reader comic strip
Reder breaks down the definition of life for his robotic creation, Guinness.

Reader breaks down the definition of life for his robotic rodent creation, Guinness.

Accidentally creating a robotic guinea pig was the easy part for Reader, the world’s most distracted middle-grader. The hard part is answering the complicated questions about the nature of life. Lucky for Guinness, though, Reader finds the answers – in pizza and gym shoes.

  • Who are Reader & Guinness? They are the world’s most distracted reluctant reader and the better-read robotic guinea pig he accidentally built from random parts while bored in biology class.
Chris Everheart is author of the YA thriller
THE LEAGUE OF DELPHI: Book I of the thrilling Delphi Trilogy

A lone teen. A suspicious death. An ancient conspiracy.

Read it now – before the October 2013 release of
Book II: THE DELPHI DECEPTION
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Reader & Guinness #12

A misguided middle-grader comic strip
Lucky for Reader, his robotic rodent creation, Guinness, has already read the rules.

Lucky for Reader, his robotic rodent creation, Guinness, has already read the rules.

When our favorite distracted teen, Reader, built a guinea pig from random e-bay parts and added his cell phone sim card as a brain, he created a robot who’s better read than he is. And it’s a good thing!

Isaac Asimov’s 3 laws of robotics, first introduced in his 1942 short story “Runaround“:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

The question is do these laws apply to accidental middle school science projects too?

Enjoy!

Chris Everheart is author of the YA thriller that even reluctant readers can love:
THE LEAGUE OF DELPHI

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