storytelling on a 3rd thursday

I’m blessed to live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, which has a thriving community of authors, musicians, and artists.  Recently, I was invited to headline an evening of readings and music that’s held on the third Thursday of the month at a local restaurant, the Commerce Street Creamery & Coffee Shop/Bistro in Centreville, MD.  In a sad twist, it was the same day that Prince was found dead.

Queen Anne’s County public TV was kind enough to video it.  My portion starts at the 26:00 minute mark (where this clip starts), but if you have the time, you should watch the whole thing (it’s just over an hour), because it features children’s author Peggy Jaegly and kickass singer-songwriter Guthrie Matthews.

The theme of the evening was “storytelling,” so I pass along two tales my late father-in-law Fred used to tell about his time in the Air Force.  And I also tell a story from the boyhood of my “Onkel” Bill, probably the greatest man I’ve every met.

After those readings, there’s a Q&A and a lot of laughs with the MC.  It was a blast doing this, and everyone involved had a great time.  Check it out!  I like forward to doing another one of these when my next book comes out.

Oh, and like I say in the video, stay off railroad tracks.


Kenton Kilgore is forging a new direction in young adult science-fiction and fantasy.  His latest work-in-progress is In Lonely Lands, a modern-fantasy/horror novel, to be published in late 2016.

Kenton is the author of Dragontamer’s Daughters, based on Navajo culture and belief.  He also wrote Lost Dogs, the story of a German Shepherd and a Beagle-mix who survive the end of the human world, only to find that their struggles have just begun. With Patrick Eibel, he created Our Wild Place, a children’s book about the joy to be found in exploring Nature.  

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