You like fresh air? You like 70s baseball? You like watching published authors trying to hold the attention of Little Leaguers? Come on out to my reading/signing event tomorrow (Saturday, April 13) at Memorial Park (located at 16th street and Olympic) in Santa Monica, CA.
That's right, folks: Dan Epstein (dat's me!), author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s, will be reading from (and signing copies of) his book between two halves of a Santa Monica Little League doubleheader. Word has it that at least one of the teams will be wearing 70s throwback uniforms — and really, how cool is that?
Reading/signing will happen at noon, following the 8-9 year-olds game. It'll be free, it'll be fun, and I'll be the guy in the Dave Parker jersey. (Here's the link to the Facebook event invite, if you're into that sorta thing.) Thanks in advance to Jay Smith and the Santa Monica Little League for inviting me!
In other writing-related news, my Rhino Single Notes eBook, Honky Tonk Tourist: The Night Buck Owens Almost Got Me Killed, is now available for download from iBooks and the Amazon Kindle store. It doesn't have anything to do with baseball (other than a cameo appearance by the home of the Bakersfield Blaze), but I can promise that it'll be a highly entertaining read, especially for any o' you music geek types out there. Joe Bonomo, author of Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found and Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band, calls it "a bourbon-soaked blast," and he should know!