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#FitnessFriday and #Writing Update

#FitnessFriday and #Writing Update



On Wednesday, I did a book reading at Petworth Citizen, as part of 826dc’s Lowercase series. 826dc is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching creativity to DC students through their after-school programs. Once a month, they invite local authors (and authors passing through the city) to take part in their read-aloud night.

I chose the chapter where Ninja Steve’s class is training with Sensei Raheem in the Field of Tall Purple Grass. There was a lot of laughter from the audience, which means that they were all super-intelligent people, on top of being super good-looking, too!

Here are a few winning shots that my friends took:


I’ve also been writing the initial draft of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Mecha-Mole Mayhem! As with any first draft, it’s a really, really ugly process. Lots of rough work, lots of wrong words, and lots of plot knots to work out.



10x squat with a leg lift (alternate the leg that you lift when you rise up from the squat)

10x push-ups

10x burpees

20x mountain climbers

Repeat this series 3 to 5 times, depending on how much you want to work your muscles.



-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

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Summer Book Signing!

Hey Readers!

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to do a book talk and signing (and martial arts demonstration) at Comprehensive Survival Arts (CSA) in Owings Mills, Maryland.

I studied martial arts there from when I was 8 to when I was 19, working with Ms. Jennifer Lake. I earned my black belt when I was 17 and became an instructor.

CSA runs an AMAZING summer camp. I can speak from experience: I attended it for 11 years!

It was unbelievably cool to return to my dojo. I even put on my uniform and my black belt. I need to get back to work on my kicks, but I remembered a few cool forms to demonstrate.

Great audience!

Great audience!

A new fan gets a freshly signed book!

A new fan gets a freshly signed book!

Leg sweep!

Leg sweep!

Four black belts in one room! So cool!

Four black belts in one room! So cool!