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Monster Creation Session Registration is Now Open!

Mike will be holding a Monster Creation Session at the Fuller Creative Learning Center in East Providence, RI on Thursday, April 19th from 5:30 to 7:30. This event is is FREE to the public and sure to be a lot of fun! Be sure to register your child today, slots are going fast! Visit the Facebook event page to join the event and receive important updates.

Big Apple Comic Con

On April 13th and 14th, Mike will again be attending the Big Apple Comic Con in New York City with three of his fellow Association of Rhode Island Authors! Like last year, Mike will be on a Geek Out! panel and will be selling Overlords books to a whole new set of fans. Plenty of pictures will be posted soon enough!


Winter School Visits

Mike was very busy the past three months, making visits to the Joseph G. Luther School (Swansea, MA), Pawcatuck Middle School (Pawcatuck, CT), and Citizens Memorial Elementary School (Woonsocket, RI). Mike presented Creating Stories Using Plot Points and a Monster Creation Session to the students, hoping to foster brainstorming, teamwork, and ceativity. All schools thoroughly enjoyed Mike's visit and the kids took away some very valuable writing techniques. The Westerly Sun even ran a story about Mike's visit to the Pawcatuck Middle School on their front page! Here's a collection of photos from the three schools:



The 5th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo

Believe it or not, the 5th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo is quickly approaching. The free event takes place on December 2nd at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, RI and will showcase over 125 local authors of all genres.  The event runs from 10:00 to 5:00 and includes presentations and panel discussions all day long, a live radio broadcast by WEMF Boston, a new Writer's Resource Area, fantastic raffle prizes, and even a visit from Santa! Mark your calendar and be sure to come to the Expo. Remember, personalized books make wonderful Christmas gifts!!!  To whet your appetite, here's a link to the Expo Promo Video.

Rhode Island Comic Con and World Building Panel

On November 10-12, Mike and nine of his fellow ARIA writers took part in Rhode Island Comic Con, meeting fans and selling books.  As part of the three-day event, Mike was also on a panel about World Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy realms.  RI Comic Con is firmly on the radar for years to come!  Visit the following Facebook albums for more pictures from the venue: Rhode Island Comic Con photos and World Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy photos.




Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival

Can you say, what an awesome book event??? When you throw horror writers like Joe Hill, Chrisopher Golden, Rio Youers, Paul Trembley, Kristin Dearborn, and so many more, into a FREE book event at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival, how can you NOT have an unbelievable event. It was great catching up with all of my horror friends and I'm already looking forward to more events with them in the coming year.


Great Finish for the Running for Writing Team

Mike and his fellow Running for Writing teammates couldn't have asked for better weather to participate in the Pell Bridge Run on October 22nd in beautiful Newport, RI.  Mike's team ran on behalf of the Association of Rhode Island Authors in order to raise literacy awareness, get books by local authors into the community, and to raise funds for ARIA's signature event, the 5th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo. We want to thank all of the people who donated to our cause and cheered us on. Get ready, we want YOU to run with us next year! 


From Writing to Teacher

From time to time, Mike guest blogs on other literary and author sites.  A few weeks ago he guest blogged on the Fictional Cafe's site with an article titled "From Writing to Teaching."  Mike talks about giving back to the community while expanding your writing portfolio.

The Big Apple Comic Con!!!

On March 11th and 12th, Mike participated in the Big Apple Comic Con with six fellow Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City!  The Overlords fared well in its first exposure to the Big Apple, selling books and making more contacts in the Con world. Mike was also part of a panel discussion called, "World Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy: The Essentials" and even attended Big Apple Comic Con's creator Mike Carbonaro's wedding!  Here are some pictures from the weekend.  Visit Mike's Big Apple Comic Con Facebook Photo Album to see even more photos.



Calling All School Teachers and Librarians!

We want to help your students and patrons get the creative juices flowing! The Overlords are in the process of booking school visits, library presentations, workshops, and book fairs via our self-publishing consultancy, Self Publishing Insight. We are able to offer creative writing workshops for pre-teens and teens (adults are welcome as well!) at your local school or library. If you are interested in having an enthusiastic, published author come to your school or library for a dynamic presentation, please let us know! Feedback from your peers has been very positive and you can find more information under the Overlord Enterprises link.  Please visit our Self Publishing Insight Facebook Page to see pictures of past events and to get the most up to date information. 

Located outside of our local area? Look for our virtual, interactive presentation options, Skype and Author, and much more ... coming soon!

Bookings happen all year on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are a school or library please ask us about profit sharing from book sales! To book author J. Michael Squatrito for your event please send an email to Mike (at) The-Overlords (dot) com.