Logan. Wow.

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Mar 102017
 

I just got home from seeing Logan. As in, came home, at lunch, and sat down to type this. There are a lot of reviews that talk about why great Logan is so good. Feel free to read them. I just want to tell you how good it is.

It was amazing.

And when I say “amazing,” I mean it in the true sense of the word. It’s not amazing like the other Marvel movies, which are amazing because of the special effects, or because Iron Man is cute and funny. No, this one was amazing because of how emotionally powerful it was. This film packed such a wonderful emotional wallop that it left my whole family drained. I’m serious. None of us could get up when it was over. We had to sit and take some time to let it all sink. We couldn’t even speak until we got to the parking lot. It was amazing because I’m amazed that I could care so much about these characters, be so moved by this story, and feel so deeply throughout the course of the film.

Logan is not always easy to watch. It is gory, it is profane, and it shows heroes doing some awful things. But there is a beauty and a truth to this film that makes it deeper than any Marvel film yet. This is much more than a superhero movie. Films that are this moving don’t come around very often. Don’t skip it.

Final Day of Book Giveaway!

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Nov 202015
 

There’s only one day left!  My publisher, Philatory Ink (an imprint of Reliquary Press) is giving away ten free copies of Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral.  You have to be a member of Goodreads to enter, but hey, if you like books and aren’t a member you won’t regret signing up.

The contest is open to anyone in the United States.

Head on over to Goodreads to register, and please share this exciting promotion!

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Uncle Bush's Live Funeral by Scott Seeke

Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral

by Scott Seeke

Giveaway ends November 21, 2015.

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Win a Free Signed Copy of Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral!

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Oct 222015
 

I’m very excited to announce my first giveaway!  My publisher, Philatory Ink (an imprint of Reliquary Press) is giving away ten free copies of Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral.  You have to be a member of Goodreads to enter, but if you aren’t a member already, you are really missing out. It’s a fantastic site for book lovers, and has quickly become one of my favorite sites on the internet.

The contest is open to anyone in the United States.

Head on over to Goodreads to register, and please share this exciting promotion with your Facebook friends!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Uncle Bush's Live Funeral by Scott Seeke

Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral

by Scott Seeke

Giveaway ends November 21, 2015.

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Radio and Internet Interviews, and a Giveaway!

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Oct 162015
 

signingthumbInterest in Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral continues to build, and there’s plenty to be excited about. I’ve had great responses from several independent bookstores, and have really started to feel like Bookmiser in Marietta is my (for lack of a better term) “home store.” Their Roswell Road store is just a block from my church, the people are great, and every time I go in there I end up finding a new book to enjoy. It’s a pretty great place.

But there’s lots of other great things happening on other fronts as well, including on GoodReads!

  • Oct. 17 (tomorrow), 3:00 p.m. Speaking to the Atlanta Writer’s Club.  The event begins at 1:30, I’m up at 3:00. Location is Georgia Perimeter College, Building NC Auditorium, 2101 Womack Road, Atlanta. I still don’t understand that address, but I’m sure I will once I get there.
  • Oct. 17 (still tomorrow), 4:00 p.m. My interview on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Two Way Street airs. I’ve done enough interviews to know when it’s a good one, and this is about as good as they get. You can listen on 88.5 FM in Atlanta, or find a station or listen online here.
  • Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Rebroadcast of the Two Way Street interview.
  • If you cant’ hear it either of those times, download it for free on iTunes.
  • Oct. 21, 5-8 p.m. is my AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the website Reddit. Here’s the link.  Anyone with a Reddit account (free and easy to get) can login and ask me a question either during those times or in advance, and I will answer them during that time. So ask me anything! Really!
  • Oct. 21 is also the start of a giveaway on GoodReads! We’ll be giving away ten signed copies, so if you don’t have one already you can sign up here, and be sure to tell your GoodReads friends all about it!

More signings are coming, including some in Tennessee and some more locally. The reception to this book has been amazing, I really appreciate all of you who have enjoyed it, told your friends and left reviews. Without you this would not be anywhere as near as much fun. Thank you, and here’s to even more fun in the coming weeks and months!

Upcoming Signings

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Sep 292015
 

I’ve added an event to my signing schedule, and it’s one I’m very excited about. I’m honored to have been invited to speak to the Atlanta Writer’s Club about Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral. It’s one thing to be complimented by readers, but it’s another to be recognized by your peers.signingloudon

I’ve got a couple of other events coming in the next few weeks, check them out and come see me!

  • Tonight, Sept. 30 (Wednesday), 6:00 p.m. Speaking and signing at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. There’s dinner if you come early.
  • Oct. 4 (Sunday), 12:30-2:30 p.m. Signing books at my church, Lutheran Church of the Incarnation in Marietta.
  • Oct. 17, 3:00 p.m. Speaking to the Atlanta Writer’s Club.  The event begins at 1:30, I’m up at 3:00. Location is Georgia Perimeter College, Building NC Auditorium, 2101 Womack Road, Atlanta. No, I don’t understand that address either, but we’ll figure it out.

My schedule is fairly open after that, so if you’d like me to appear somewhere near you, let me know and we’ll see what we can do.

See you soon!

Busy Weekend Ahead!

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Sep 172015
 
"How many e's are in my name?"

“How many e’s are in my name?”

I had Wheaties for breakfast today, because it’s going to be a busy weekend! Tomorrow morning I leave for Knoxville to begin a whirlwind of appearances.

  • Fri. Sept. 18, between 4-5:00 p.m. live on WBIR NBC TV in Knoxville.
  • Sat. Sept. 19, 2-5:00 p.m. is a signing at Cades Cove Cellars in Townsend, TN.
  • Sat. Sept. 19, 7:00 p.m. will be a screening of Get Low in Loudon, TN, at the Lyric Theater, with a signing to follow.

Then on Monday I tape a radio interview for Two Way Street on Georgia Public Broadcasting. There is no word on the air date yet.

It’s going to be an incredible weekend. If you’re around any of these places, stop by and say ‘hello’!

 

More Signings and Appearances

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Sep 102015
 

Folks keep wanting to hear about Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral!  I’ve added a few events to my list of upcoming appearances, including a live television interview and a taped one for radio. My calendar has openings in October and November, so if your book club, church or other organization would like me to come, just let me know.

Signing books at Interiors by Consign in Huntsville, AL.

Signing books at Interiors by Consign in Huntsville, AL.

See you soon!

 

Reflections on Decatur Book Festival

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Sep 082015
 

Whew! The Decatur Book Festival is over, and it lived up to expectations. Not only was it both fun and interesting, but it was great to hobnob with other authors. It honestly didn’t feel like work, it was just a good time all around. Here’s what I did.

My panel at the 2015 Decatur Book Festival.

Saturday afternoon I went to see a panel so I could know what it would be like. It looked easier than being interviewed by yourself, which was a relief. Then I went to the VIP area and got a free sandwich and beer. And it was good beer! One thing I can say about DBF is that they like to keep a drink in your hand. Then I walked around to the Atlanta Writer’s Club tent, checked out quite a few more tents, and headed home to collect my wife for the VIP party that night.

The party was more fun than I expected. There was some interesting music, including a cello ensemble called Celli and a costumed, undead looking singing quintet called Sleepy Hollow. The best part was meeting two new friends from Australia, Simon Groth and Paddy O’Reilly. Well, and the party crasher who told us his name was Rod Cocker. They were all hilarious.

Sunday I preached in the morning and got in the car at about three to drive to Decatur. We arrived in time to walk around a little and get an official DBF t-shirt before I had to start prepping for my panel at five o’clock. I met the moderator, Evan Guilford-Blake, and the other two panelists, Angela Hester and Audrey Blake (no relation).We got to know one another for a little while, sat down, and before I knew it, the panel had begun.

Virtually every time I’m interviewed there’s one question that surprises me. This time it was a question about what it was like going from writing fiction to writing nonfiction. My answer was that nonfiction is harder because you have to be correct. The writer is describing something that was real, and so the description must not only be interesting, it has to be accurate. The other two panelists had written similar works, but they were both interesting, and I enjoyed listening to them as much as I enjoyed speaking.

Then it was time to sign books.

Signing books at the Decatur Book Festival.

Signing books at the Decatur Book Festival.

We were guided out a doorway and into a big room with tables full of books. Folks bought them, turned around, and brought them over to be signed. I was flattered that two of the volunteers helping with the panel bought books. They must hear about a lot of books, and their keen interest in mine was affirming.

And then it was over, but no one told us. The other authors and I waited for more people to bring us books, or for someone to come tell us we were done, but neither happened. We just got up and left, and I did so pleased with the number of books that sold. It wasn’t earth shattering, but it was definitely worth the time and effort.

The family and I went out for our usual Sunday night dinner only this time it was at the Brick Store Pub, where I had a Flanders Red Ale for the first time. Great restaurant, and a fascinating beer.

Finally, after a long and fantastic couple of days, I settled into to bed to watch the last two episodes of the latest season of Orange Is the New Black on the new TV I mounted on the bedroom wall. I would have liked to have gone to see some more speakers, but the weekend had been so tiring that we had to stop halfway through the season finale. I was just too tired.

Thanks to all who came, and to those who couldn’t make it, there are still several chances to see me and more to come.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a novel to finish.

It’s Book Signing Season!

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Aug 312015
 
Signing books at Interiors by Consign in Huntsville, AL.

Signing books at Interiors by Consign in Huntsville, AL.

The weather is cooling, the air is growing crisper, and fall feels just around the corner. But this fall feels different. I’m not thinking about football or my usual fall activities. Instead, it’s a new season for me: book signing season!

Last Friday night I had a book signing at Interiors by Consign in Huntsville, AL, and it was fantastic. The crowd was great. There was a nice blend of folks who were store regulars and folks who came because they were interested in Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral. I also signed a fair number of Get Low DVD’s, which was both surprising and awesome.  I didn’t see that coming, so I’ll be ordering more of those for sure.

Next up is the Decatur Book Festival. I cannot express how excited I am about this festival! Decatur is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest of any type. Being on a panel in Decatur is a tremendous honor, and I’m very excited. I will be speaking on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Courtyard by Marriott in Decatur.

Here’s a list of upcoming public events and signings:

"How many e's are in my name?"

“How many e’s are in my name?”

Also, there is a possibility that I could have a radio interview coming up. It’s still in the works, so we’ll have to see if it happens or not. If it does, I might have to get a shirt in a color other than white. It’s a big deal, even though it’s radio.

For now, that’s the complete list of signings and appearances, though I fully expect it to grow in the coming weeks. I hope you can attend one of these, and look forward to seeing you on tour.

Upcoming Appearances

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Aug 242015
 

The Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral events have begun!

Me at my first signing! Woohoo!

Me at the first party for the launch of my new book!

Last week was a small party for those who helped make the book happen. Next Friday, August 28, will be my first signing. A week after that it’s the Decatur Book Festival. Two weeks after that is a signing in Townsend, TN, and another in Loudon, TN on the same day. Then two weeks after that is the public book launch party here in Atlanta.

Wow!

Here are the details so you can know where and when to find me. Bring your book or Get Low DVD if you’ve already got one, or there will be some available. I’m happy to sign anything (well…).

I’m really, REALLY excited about all of these. I love writing, but it’s even more fun to celebrate with fans and friends. I can’t wait to see you at one or more of these events!