Book Signing / Pajama Party!

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What a great night at Mystic Journey Bookstore in Venice Beach, California. (That’s me on the right.) Look at that crystal behind us! It’s bigger than my first apartment!

The event was hosted by Kelly Sullivan Walden, dream interpretation expert, and Lisa Garr, host of K-PFK’s The Aware Show (and niece of actress Teri Garr.) They both created such a warm, loving, expansive vibe in the room and – okay, I’ll say it – a good time was had by all.  

Since the event was about dreaming and celebrated the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books Kelly has co-published, Dreams and Premonitions and Dreams and the Unexplained, she challenged everyone to wear pajamas. I went full nerd with Harry Potter pajamas and robe. Only five or six of the attendees rose to the challenge and wore pajamas so I felt a bit silly, but as Socrates said, “Pajama parties are like love. You enter into them with complete abandon or not at all.” 

Okay, Socrates didn’t really say that, but he should have. 

I read my story The Warning about my brother visiting me in a dream shortly after he died of a drug overdose at the age of 37. Walter Berry and Debbie Spector Weisman also read their stories A Smiling Journey in Darkness and The Curious Riddle of the Codpiece, respectively. All three stories are in Dreams and Premonitions. I also heard some great comedy and a song (Love is the Answer by England Dan and John Ford Coley) by the multi-talented Shane August. 

You can access The Aware Show interview archives at:

http://www.theawareshow.com.

Kelly Sullivan Walden’s work and books can be found at:

http://www.kellysullivanwalden.com

If you like Hawaiian music, you can hear Shane August flex the golden tonsils at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36bj0sHQatw

If you’d like a signed copy of Dreams and Premonitions, message me here and I’ll send you the ordering instructions. Dreams and the Unexplained is available at bookstores online and at your favorite bookstore. 

Remember, a dream unexamined is like a letter from the self unopened!

 

Dusting Off Dreams

This society (American and a few others) can make us feel like if we haven’t accomplished every one of our goals by 25, we’re losers and might as well give up. That’s BALONEY. It’s never too late to dust off an old dream and make it come true. 

http://www.jumblejoy.com/australias-oldest-painter

 

 

You’re Invited! “Chicken Soup for the Soul, Dreams and Premonitions” Virtual Book Launch, on Tuesday, 9/22/15

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Join me at 12 PM for a live, one-hour TweetChat to celebrate the launch of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s new book, Dreams and Premonitions. (My story “The Warning” is in it.)

It will be hosted by co-author Kelly Sullivan Walden.

If you or anyone you know finds dreams fascinating and mysterious, please invite them by sharing this message and the hashtag #DreamsPremonitions 

Further details are below. 

When: Tuesday, September 22nd (Book Launch Day), from 12-1pm PST (3-4pm EST)

Where: Twitter. The best way to see and participate is to go to http://twubs.com/DreamsPremonitions (and create your own account).

What is a Tweetchat? A live moderated Twitter event that’s focused around a general topic. Our topic is Dreams and Premonitions. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation we will be using the hashtag, #DreamsPremonitions, on every tweet.

I hope to see you there!  🙂