I’ve scheduled this to post later so, by the time you read it, I’ll be setting up my table at the Almost Famous Authors’ Faire. Greentree Mall, Clarksville, Indiana, noon-7pm. Charlie will be home with the uniformed mercenaries, guarding the homestead against opportunistic, tech-savvy burglars.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello! (To me at the faire, I mean, not to Charlie and the uniformed mercenaries.)

who thinks “Charlie and the Uniformed Mercenaries” sounds like the name of a band

writing prompt: Send a character to an all-day sales event, as a participant or a companion to a participant or a drop-in.