I’ll let you in on a little secret. Okay, it’s not really a secret. I happen to be a fan of local author and rock n’ roller Frank Portman, who wrote KING DORK and the brand new ANDROMEDA KLEIN (Delacorte, August 25, 2009). His readings are a blast because he always treats his audience to a song or two from the catalog he created while playing with his band, the Mr. T Experience.
When he did a Not Your Mother’s Book Club event at Books Inc. the other day, he regaled the audience with a snippet from ANDROMEDA KLEIN and also with some great songs like the aptly-titled “I Wrote a Book About Rock and Roll.”
It just so happens that Frank will be touring in New York when I’m there next week, so I wanted to tell all the folks who might be in the area. He’ll be appearing:
Friday, September 18, 2009
8:00pm – 10:00pm
The Housing Works at 126 Crosby St. in New York, NY
Saturday, September 19, 2009
4:00pm – 5:30pm
WORD bookstore at 126 Franklin Street in Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, September 20, 2009
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sidewalk Cafe at 94 Ave. A in New York, NY
The last event is with Tiger Beat (led by awesome YA author Libba Bray). I’ll be at that one for sure and maybe one of the other two. (If I hadn’t already warned him, I bet he’d think I’m stalking him!) If you’re in the area, go to a Dr. Frank show… they’re always a lot of fun!
Frank signing copies of ANDROMEDA KLEIN at Books Inc.