My inaugural launch, scheduled to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, is still a week away—but today I’m excited to announce the details of my next event in New York City!
The Brooklyn launch for Freedom City will be at 7 p.m. on February 10th, 2018, at Little King, a wondrous enclave of delicious drinks, phenomenal food, and intimate conversations, hidden in plain sight on Metropolitan Avenue just off the Graham Avenue L stop. Their address is 749 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211. Listen for the subversive buzz. We’ll be just behind the gold doors.
There is a Facebook page for the event here.
On a related note, although purely a coincidence, I’m doubly glad to be celebrating my Brooklyn launch at Little King because it finally gives me something to do with this painting I made (above). It’s the first draft of a caricature of Beach Sands, a character from Freedom City, done in gouache, watercolor, oil, and ink. I’m a writer—not an artist—but I enjoy doodling in my free time. The “playing card” theme will be recognizable to people who’ve read the book. It’s not the best work I’ve ever done, but I’m marginally pleased with it. I plan to eventually paint another King of Hearts where Beach looks younger, plus a different card for the book’s three other main characters.
These amatuer art projects may take me some time though. It’s difficult to paint when I’m simultaneously planning events for Freedom City in Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, Portland (Maine), San Francisco, and Seattle—plus writing my next book!
Anyway, I hope to see you soon in New York!