Keynote & Booksigning Recap

A good crowd turned out at the Midtown Scholar Bookshop for Author Mike’s riff on Ray Bradbury’s impact on our present day world. Among the attendees were various and sundry members of the Pennwriters and Susquehanna Writers. Judging by the lack of boos and hurled vegetables, everyone enjoyed the speech. Thanks to Cindy Dlugolecki and everyone at [...]

Booksigning – Bookworm Bookstore

Rae and Sam have invited me out to the Bookworm Bookstore in the Lemoyne Farmers Market on Saturday, December 5th, from 9:00 AM until noon to sign copies of It Came From Beyond the Sun, my anthology of tabloid sci fi. The Bookworm is one of those great bookstores  of collectible, used, and new books [...]

Book Signing at the Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Shop

Author Mike will be appearing at the Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Shop on Sunday, November 22nd, 2009, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM to sign and share his anthology of tabloid sci fi, It Came From Beyond the Sun.         .

The Big Read – Fahrenheit 451

Ah, the day of the big keynote for the Big Read is fast approaching and author Mike is hard at work finalizing all the details for an entertaining and thought-provoking speech called “I Blame Ray Bradbury” — a tongue-and-cheek look into uber-author Ray Bradbury’s iconic work – Fahrenheit 451.  Jumpstreet coordinator Cindy Dlugolecki has been equally [...]

Support Jumpstreet – 10004422

The above number is NOT the anti-Christ in hexadecimal, nor is it this week’s winner lottery number. Just what it it? It’s the number you should give to the person at the register of your local Barnes & Noble on Saturday, October 24th, 2009. By giving them that number, a portion of the proceeds goes to support Jumpstreet. [...]


Author Mike made a brief appearance (time-wise, not undergarments-wise) at the Jumpstreet Spectrum Awards Breakfast to invite everyone to the Big Read Keynote on November 21st, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore on 3rd Street in Harrisburg, PA. The Spectrum Awards are Jumpstreet’s way of recognizing community and business leaders for their amazing and [...]

Fun at Woofstock

Author Mike, joined by the irrepressible Roxy -The Insane Golden Retriever (aren’t they all…) had a great time at Woofstock 2009. Huge crowds of 2 and 4 footed creatures jammed Riverfront Park on a beautiful September day to celebrate all things canine including my Lazy Dog Mystery. Big thanks goes out to Pat Dravk of [...]

Woofstock 2009!!!

A great big HELLO to all you Barkreaders out there!!! Author Mike will be selling and signing copies of Bark of the Tree at the biggest and best downright fun event for dogs and their owners – WOOFSTOCK!!! The fun begins in Riverfront Park with a parade of costumed pooches at 11:00 AM (near the Kunkle Plaza) in Harrisburg, [...]

It Came From Beyond the Sun

To celebrate the Big Read program, Author Mike has assembled all 28 of his Sun Sci Fi short stories into a 134 page anthology called, It Came From Beyond the Sun. In addition to the stories, Author Mike is including an author’s commentary describing how each story came about. Add to that an introduction by [...]

Author Mike Named Big Read Keynote

Jumpstreet, that dynamic dynamo of the arts in Harrisburg, PA, has selected Author Mike Silvestri to be their keynote speaker when Jumpstreet hosts the three-county Big Read program on Ray Bradbury’s Sci Fi Classic, Fahrenheit 451.  Adults and high school students will be reading this legendary work and discussing it during several events this fall and winter. [...]