Dec 15

We took a quick jaunt down to Gonzales, TX to donate some signed Tom Swift hardcovers to the Robert Lee Brothers Jr. Memorial Library. What a nice facility jam-packed with many letters and historical documents for all to read!

Of course we had to visit the canon from the Texas Revolution “Come and take it” flag. Little known fact, the canon on the flag is darn close to actual size!

We also had to swing by Brenham TX so Virgil could visit the Blue Bell Creamery—it was a chilly place for little a Chihuahua, but he soldiered through!

Nov 9

Today I returned to Santos Livas Elementary, in Pharr, TX, to help honor their Emergency Response Team for not only the amazing work they do, but also because of how they helped me a few years ago and allowed me to continue visiting schools all over the country!

When I returned to the library, I was surprised by a large gathering of the school district staff including Superintendent Arredondo and Director of Library Services, Nora Galvan. But most importantly, I got to see Ms. Ramos again, the Santos Livas school nurse who saved my life. I’m so grateful that I even wrote her into one of my Tom Swift books.

I signed a few books for everyone, but I also got to meet another person Ms. Ramos helped—Mr. Gonzalez!

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome back! Thanks again to Ms. Ramos and to Mrs. Galvan for all the help during my last visit. I can’t wait to come back so I can finally finish my tour of all the Pharr schools!

Jun 5

I enjoyed meeting many fun and exciting new people during my short promotional book tour of Florida Libraries. I donated a couple of signed Tom Swift hardcovers to the Fruitville Public Library in Sarasota, the Margaret Key Public Library in Apalachicola, as well as some to the Gulf County Public Library in Port St. Joe. Great meeting you, Mrs. Kessel, Mrs. Minnick, Mrs. Kienzel, Caroline and Carrie!

Of course, on the way home, I had to stop by the world famous Meyer The Hatter in New Orleans. I needed to resupply for my presentations and Michael Meyer set me up with some new pieces that you’re bound to see in upcoming school visits!

Apr 1


I was honored to be chosen as one of the 2012 Ten Haute Authors by Colophon—Friends of the SMU Libraries.

My wife, Becky Meehan, her mother, Rev. Annette Meehan, and I had a wonderful evening at this year’s Tables of Content — a fundraiser benefiting the annual Grants Program supporting the purchase of books, periodicals, electronic resources, and other much-needed equipment and materials for all of the SMU libraries.

Each of the authors had a table in a lovely courtyard, serenaded by a string quartet. I met several amazing people including author PJ Hoover (be sure to check out some of her cool books HERE) and our table host, Dr. Ruben L.F. Habito, Professor of World Religions and Spirituality at Perkins School of Theology. It was an evening of riveting conversation. Even former First Lady, Laura Bush was in attendance (although I didn’t get to say hi).

Thanks to Director Amy Carver and Coordinator Cindy Ruppi for the honor and invitation. And a special thanks to Dr. Habito for being such a gracious host.


Apr 11

I’m very excited to be appearing at a Real Bookstore this Saturday, the 16th in Fairview, Texas (just south of McKinney).

I’ll perform the same multimedia show I give at school visits and then I’ll sign copies of my new book, Night at the Museum: Nick’s Tales–Night of the Dragons.

My performance begins at 2:00 p.m.

A Real Bookstore’s address:

113 Prairie Road
Fairview, TX 75069

Hope to see you there!