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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 #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 #8

A misguided middle-grader comic strip
Guinness is learning that with great virtual intelligence comes great virtual responsibility.

Guinness is learning that, for a robotic Guinea pig, great artificial intelligence comes with great real-world concerns.

Our favorite distracted teen, Reader, is amazed by the robotic rodent he has created out of random ebay junk. Guinness, on the other hand, is a little underwhelmed by his creator’s analytical skills.

Enjoy!

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

Available Now
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