October 3rd, 2012

Woohooooooooooo!






As many of you know, since early April, I've been waiting to hear news from Echelon Press about Barnum's Revenge (the sequel to Fur-Face)

I just heard from the owner, the lovely Karen Syed. She told me she loved Barnum's Revenge and wants to offer me an ebook and print contract.

It's scheduled for a February 2013 release, which gives me plenty of time to arrange things.


Coming Soon BR - compressed

I are a happy writer!

What writerly events have you got lined up for October/November?

Where is Jon - compressed

Here's a list of upcoming events I have scheduled (or plan to attend) over the next couple of months, starting with my solo talk, 10 THINGS EVERY WRITER SHOULD KNOW at Woodbridge Public Library, in Woodbridge, NJ this evening at 7pm:



October 3rd (Weds) 7pm SOLO – 10 Things Every Writer Should Know

Woodbridge Public Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge NJ 07095

October 6th (Sat) COLLINGSWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL(with the Liberty States Fiction Writers)
Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ (LSFW will have table)

October 10th (Weds) 7pm ‘MEET THE AUTHOR’ Book Fair, Camden Library (Vogelson)
Camden Public Library (Vogelson branch), 203 Laurel Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043


October 11th (Thurs) 9:30am SOLO – 10 Things Every Writer Should Know
Bridgewater Public Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
To be recorded for broadcast on local television, station Somerville TV

October 13th (Sat) 11am SOLO – Mistakes Most Writers Make (and how to avoid them)
Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library, 404 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ 07204

October 13th (Sat) 2pm SOLO – 10 Things Every Writer Should Know
East Orange Public Library, 21 South Arlington Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018

October 14th (Sun) JAMESBURG STREET FAIR (with the Liberty States Fiction Writers)
(postponed from October 7th)

October 15th (Mon) 7pm NJAN panel/Q&A - From Thoughts To Print" Getting Published in the 21st Century
East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center East Brunswick, NJ 08816-3529
Featuring:
Jon Gibbs (moderator); Uta Burke; Christine Marciniak; William Mingin; Chris Redding and Anton Strout

*October 23th (Tues) 2pm Bayshore Middle School, Leonardo, NJ
Book club/Meet the author event
*
Rescheduled from October 18th

October 19th (Fri) *Woman’s Club Luncheon (with MaryKate Schweiger)
The Porch Club, Riverton, NJ 08077
Proceeds from the luncheon go to the Volunteers for Literacy in Burlington County
* Sorry, this is a 'Members only' event


October 20th (Sat) 10am NJAN panel/Q&A - 'I’ve finished my first draft, now what?’
Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083
Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Mickey Flagg and Kate Lutter


October 20th (Sat) 2pm NJAN – panel/Q&A- 'I’ve finished my first draft, now what?’
ACL (Galloway Branch), 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, NJ 08205
Featuring: J
on Gibbs (moderator); Danielle Ackley McPhail; Kristin Battestella; Mike McPhail and Joanna Swank

October 25th (Thurs) 2pm Rosenauer Middle School, Jackson, NJ
Fun with Fiction: Module 2 - Brilliant Beginnings

October 27th (SAT) 10am-noon MONMOUTH WRITERS – MEETING CANCELLED
Howell Public Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell, NJ 07731

To pre-register, please call: 732-938-2300
See the Monmouth Writers website for details of future events


October 27th (SAT) 1pm NJAN panel/Q&A - 'I’ve finished my first draft, now what?’
North Edison Public Library, 777 Grove Avenue NJ08820

Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Jim ‘J.J.’ Lair; Kate Lutter; Christine Marciniak; Chris Redding and E. F. Watkins

October 28th (SUN) 11am – 4pm (NOT SO) COSI READING in Secaucus
COSI Restaurant at the Plaza at Harmon Meadow:
700 Plaza Drive Secaucus, NJ 07094
Featuring: John Grant, Jon Gibbs and E.F. Watkins

November 3rd (Sat) 2pm NJAN  ‘I've finished my first draft, now what?’
Bridgewater Public Library,
1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Danielle Ackley-McPhail; Kate Lutter; Mike McPhail and Chris Redding
CANCELLED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM SANDY

November 8th (Thurs) 7pm NJAN   ‘I've finished my first draft, now what?’
West Orange Public Library,
46 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052 

Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Mickey Flagg; Gary Frank and Kate Lutter
CANCELLED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM SANDY

November 14th (Weds) 7pm NJAN - 'I’ve finished my first draft, now what?’
Princeton Public Library,
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Rachel Haimowitz; Kate Lutter; Jeff Markowitz; Chris Redding and Ilene Schneider   

November 15th (Thurs) 2pm Rugby School,Neptune Township, NJ
Creative writing talk

November 17th (Sat) 2pm NJAN – ‘I've finished my first draft, now what?’
Camden Public Library (Vogelson branch),
203 Laurel Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Danielle Ackley-McPhail; Jennifer R. Hubbard; Melinda Leigh and Mike McPhail

November 20th (Tues) 7pm SOLOWriting workshop: ‘NaNoWriMo or Bust!’
Middletown Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ 07748

November 20th (Sat) 10am- noon
Writing group meeting: GLVWG 3 Weller Place, Easton, PA 18045

November 30th (Fri) 8am – 12pm & 1pm -5:45pm  NJASL conference (Authors’ Alley)
1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740

December 1st (Sat) 8am – 2:30pm  NJASL conference (Authors’ Alley)
1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740

December 4th (Tues) 7pm NJAN – ‘I've finished my first draft, now what?’
Ocean County Library (Toms River), 101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ08753
Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Robert Goodman and Ilene Schneider

December 8th (Sat) 1pm SOLO Washington Public Library – 10 Things Every Writer Should Know
Washington Township Public Library,
37 E. Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853 http://bitly.com/U58Xn4



How about you?

What writerly events have you got lined up in the coming weeks and months?
Feel free to promote them in a comment below.