I seem to be on a roll, with one book reading leading to another, given that I had one last month, will have one this coming week, and have a tentative one scheduled for next month.
My first was held a couple of weeks ago at the Humanist Community of Central Ohio here in Columbus. About thirty people attended, all HCCO members or guests, and I began by reading two selections from my novel, both having to do with my protagonist's troubles when he went on national TV and confessed to being an atheist. I did not read from the thrilling parts of the book (the explosion at Ohio Stadium, the kidnappings, the gun shots, or the horrific ending), but focused on what can happen if someone admits to being an atheist in a situation where it will not be well received. Of course, I was preaching to the choir at this event, and those present, on hearing my reading, promptly wanted to tell their own stories about coming out as atheists. One after one they did so, and the stories were amazing.
|Prisoners Being Converted|
So if you're interested, come hear the reading and stay for the extended discussion. I will also be selling copies of my book (I sold out at the last reading) for $10.00 each, which is cheaper than the $15.99 plus shipping on Amazon (though the ebook is available for $2.99 on Kindle).
"Muslim Atheist," March 16, 2011
"An Atheist Interviews God," May 20, 2011
"A Mormon Loses His Faith," June 13, 2011
"Is Evolution True?" July 13, 2011