Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tricks AND Treats!

Yes, that's right, since I'm not working tonight, the little munchkins that come to our house for trick-or-treating, will get not one, but both!  If you live in Canton and have kids, stop by! Magic and chocolate! Who could top that?

Happy National Magic Day!

Yes, today, Halloween, October 31, is also National Magic Day. I just got back from my appearance this morning on the morning news program on WEEK-TV 25, a little before 6:00 AM this morning.  (I don't know how those news folks get up so incredibly early every day.)

On the show, in addition to my interview, (and plugging my new book, A Call to Magic) they also featured my photo/slide for ArtsPartners' All About the Arts campaign for National Arts and Humanities Month.  I was involved with putting the campaign together, and part of it involved these artistic photographic slides, each one featuring a different artist or arts supporter as an "ArtsPartner".  They've been running a different slide each day this month, both on the news programs on WEEK-TV, as well as on WTVP-TV 47.

So keep your eyes peeled the rest of the day on those stations for my slide, since it should be featured throughout the day today.  And if you'd like to see the rest of the slides (most of which are absolutely fabulous!) go to:  And if you haven't done so yet, be sure to "Like" ArtsPartners on Facebook. (And as long as you're there, make sure you've "Liked" my Fan Page as well!)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In the News...

A quick update of my media appearances:  this Thursday evening (October 25) at 7:00 PM, I'll be the featured guest on the Uvisualize blogtalk radio program to promote my new book, A Call to Magic.  And Next Wednesday the 31st (it's both Halloween and National Magic Day), I'll be a guest on the morning news program on WEEK-TV 25, probably sometime between 5:30 and 6:00 AM.  That same day, both WEEK and WTVP-TV 47 will be featuring my photo slide for ArtsPartners' All About the Arts campaign, as their featured ArtsPartner of the Day, rounding out the campaign for National Arts and Humanities month.  Here's my arts slide.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Event Trends

Here's an interesting article I just found on the latest trends in business events: 4 Event Trends You Need to Know About. I found the part about content versus experience interesting, especially in light of making entertainment a key part of events.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Looking For a Few Voracious Readers...

...or at least some book lovers.  If you love to read, if you enjoy learning about self improvement, personal development, and expanding your potential and your horizons with a more inspired approach to life, I could use your help.  And I think you'll truly enjoy it.

I need at least 5 or 6 more reviews on Amazon for my new book, A Call to Magic, before the official launch two weeks from now.  The Kindle version is on a special $0.99 download (and no, you don't need a Kindle to read it) from now until right before the launch.  The paperback version is about 246 pages, just to give you an idea of the length.

If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, please feel free to download the book, have a look, and give a review on Amazon.  (To review, just go to my product page and scroll down to "Customer Reviews".)  I'd love to hear any feedback that you have.  Thanks for your support!  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Arts Alive in Central Illinois

Doug and Eileen LeunigLast night I attended the annual meeting of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, and I'm thrilled to announce that my good friends, Doug and Eileen Leunig were named 2012 ArtsPartners of the Year.  Most recently I've been working on an arts marketing committee with the Leunigs, along with Tracey Frugoli, Craig Stocks, Kathy Chitwood, and Suzette Boulais of ArtsPartners, helping to promote events in the Peoria area during National Arts and Humanities month in October.

One of the main projects of the campaign has been a series of images of local artists and arts enthusiasts which are airing daily this month on both WEEK-TV and WTVP-TV and which you can see HERE.

My slide, from a photo by Craig Stocks, was also featured at the meeting last night, and another picture of me appeared in the ArtsPartners annual report booklet, for my Marketing and PR for Creative Professionals seminar that I conducted at the Peoria Art Guild earlier this year.

I'm really inspired and grateful to be a part of the thriving arts community in central Illinois.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's Live on Amazon

Both the paperback version and the Kindle version of my new book, A Call to Magic, are now live on Amazon and ready for purchase.  The Kindle version is temporarily priced at a special $0.99 until my official launch a couple weeks from now.  I'm hoping to get a few reviews on Amazon before the launch.

Thanks so much to everyone for your encouragement.  I can hardly believe it's finally coming together.

Kindle Book

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Yes, the paperback is now available on Amazon:

The Kindle version will also be ready soon, and I'll be planning a special free promotion for anyone who'd like to download, read it, and give me a review on Amazon.