I am actively searching for cancer organizations and individuals that can use my help in fund raising for your cancer related cost. I will be willing to attend fundraisers in the southern half of NY, western half of PA, western 2/3rd of Connecticut, and northern half of NJ. Please understand that my wife is currently undergoing cancer treatment so this offer is only available to those that have events when my calendar is free. My plan is to attend fundraisers as an author, autographing my books. If interested please contact me by clicking the “Contact” tab on this site and let me know the date and location of your planned event. I will respond with more details.

All Events at book stores this year will be put on hold, unless a portion of your profits from my sells will go to cancer research or The St. Judes Children Hospital. If interested please contact me by clicking the “Contact” tab on this site.


Oncology Nurses Association  of Orange and Sullivan Counties – Bake Sale and Author Event, Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 11AM – 2PM

Stop by to purchase some yummies and my books. Because I will be on vacation this day the nurses will sale my books and provide a date when they will host my Author Event. On that day I will return to autograph the books they have sold. Don’t worry if you can’t make the bake sale – I will bring some extras on the day of the Author Event. The Date of the Author Event will be posted here as soon as it is finalized.

All profits will go to fund a wonderful grant these angels in disguise provide to families needing gas cards for travel to treatment. This truly is a great organization.

American Cancer Society’s – Relay For Life, Pine Bush, NY., Saturday, June 2, 2018

Team Fist Bump will join hands with the American Cancer Society by taking part in this wonderful event. Team Fist Bump will have a booth set up where autographed books will be sold by Michael HoardWilliam Lobb, and Christina Cameron. All profits from book sells will go to the American Cancer Society! Below you will find a little information about each author:

My name is Michael Hoard and I grew up in the swamps of southern Louisiana. As a boy I loved adventure books, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer! After learning, quite by accident, that people enjoyed my short story, A Forsaken Soul, I wrote The Adventures of Nick and BillyThis story is very near and dear to me, seeing as how it takes place in the same swamps I explored as a boy. This wholesome story centers around friendship but, includes villains and survival in this dangerous environment. It’s a fast paced, harrowing adventure-thriller that you will find yourself drawn into.
I am William Lobb, a landlocked pirate, trying to survive 21st century mediocrity. My book, The Third Step, is a deep, difficult story about a man and his journey to find faith and freedom from his inner demons…
Hi there, my name is Christina Cameron, I have been living in San Diego now since 95′ and love it. My first love is New York where I grew up in a small town surrounded by trees a running stream and beautiful nature. House of Charms series is a perfect read for your young fantasy readers. A magical journey to bring back a woodland Faerie Heritage awaits. Please Note that Pixie’s Dust may be the only book available at this event.


I am told that they hope to have a representative from every team on the track at all time during this event. The event will begin at noon and end with the Closing Ceremony taking place around 10:30 PM.

Below is a tentative time schedule for any members that want to represent our team on the track. Please contact me by clicking here to tell me a time slot you would like to be fit into. I will update the schedule as names are added! You are welcome to stay longer or shorter than the schedule shows, I promise! You can certainly ask to be added to multiple time slots! We are hoping that you can all stay for the day. I am told that the Closing Ceremony is something to behold! Kathy will make an effort to walk with all groups! Imagine our group, clad in Team Fist Bump gear, walking around this track! We are very excited about this opportunity!


12:00-1:00: Kathy Hoard

1:00-2:00: Kathy Hoard

2:00-3:00: Kathy Hoard

3:00-4:00: Kathy Hoard, Danielle L.

4:00-5:00: Kathy Hoard, Wolfgang L.

5:00-6:00: Kathy Hoard

6:00-7:00: Kathy Hoard

7:00-8:00: Kathy Hoard

8:00-9:00: Kathy Hoard

10:00-Closing Ceremony:


October 28, 2017, 12:00PM – 3:00PM

ANT Bookstore & Cafe
345 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011

ANT Bookstore and Cafe…only once before has a bookstore been this hospitable and kind to me and my wife. And the cafe! O!M!G! I gained 10 pounds trying a smidgen of this and a smidgen of that. Great food & service with a smile! Honestly, the culture shock of walking into a bookstore with no visible books written in English (I did find a good selection of children books and a rack of american titles) combined with all conversation being spoken in the Turkish language was quite a culture shock.  I am so happy to have met these kind souls from Turkey and cant wait to visit this store again in the future!

It was an absolute honor to meet and exchange books with Stephen Clark, whose event was set to begin once mine ended. His credentials alone make me want to read his political thriller, Citizen Kill. Can’t wait to read it…hopefully, as I told you, I will have time within the next year!

October 15, 2017, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Library Express Book Store
300 Lackawanna Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

Me and Jeff

I would like to thank Jeff of Library Express Bookstore for making me and my wife feel right at home in his beautiful store.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Montgomery Book Exchange – General Montgomery Day
15 Union St.
Montgomery, NY 12549

My day working (NOT) at Walter’s store, The Montgomery Book Exchange was, once again, a day that planted memories in my mind forever. This store – because of the love and dedication Walter puts into it – is a place that welcomes its guest in an embrace that warms and comforts them immediately. This is a store that both the young and old can visit, get comfortable (or play in the children’s corner for the young), and read or discuss books with one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to literature.

General Montgomery Day was a ton of fun and allowed me to meet great people and firm up the belief in what I am trying to do here…


Feeding and inspiring the imaginations of youngsters like Katie and her baby sister Aubrey…that is what it’s all about!!!!


Saturday, August 26, 12 pm – 2 pm EDT

Barnes and Noble, 1177 Ulster Ave
Kingston, New York, NY 12401


It was a pleasure to meet Matt, an adventure seeker like myself. Enjoy the story, my friend! And, what an honor it was for me to have Paula drive 2 hours with her copies of my book to have signed for herself and her two sons! Thank you, Paula!

Hudson Valley Local Authors
Honored to be sitting beside Christina Cameron and William Lobb, two fine authors!



Saturday, August 12, 12 pm – 4 pm EDT

Barnes and Noble, 2518 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


I have to say, without a doubt, the highlight of my day was getting to know Dakota, Tabitha, and their father (left). Thank you so much for making my day. I really hope you guys enjoy the book and start hassling me to hurry and release the next in the series! I also enjoyed meeting the miner league team HV Renegades’  mascot, Rascal, and other folks who were interested in my stories. Thank you all for meeting with me!

It was such a surreal moment every time I walked by this banner and poster, proudly being displayed in a large book store like Barnes and Noble!


Barnes and Noble, Poughkeepsie, NY

I shared this Meet The Author Event with 5 other amazing authors. Listed in this group picture, from left to right:

Christina CameronErin ForbesAna BarretoJulia Orlando (B&N Events Coordinator)Kevin ChristoforaMyself, and Russell Paul LaValle.


All in all, not a half bad day!!!