Saturday, May 19, 2012

MAY 19, 2012 - THANK YOU KINGMAN!!!!!!!


See you Next year!

--The Kingman Area Books are Magic Steering Committee.

Friday, May 18, 2012

2:00 pm - Historical Re-enactment - "Meet Lake Havasu City Founder Bob McCulloch"

Friday, May 18th

Historical re-enactor Bob Keller presents a chataqua re-enactment of Lake Havasu City Founder, Robert McCulloch, "the man who brought London Bridge to Arizona!"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Book Signing at Hastings - 6:00 PM Thursday

6:00 pm, Thursday, May 17th at Hastings in Kingman

Purchase books by Featured KABAM! Authors and get them autographed!  Photo opportunities!

Award-winning adult and children's authors!

Vijaya Schartz, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Jim Turner, Jim Hinckley, Brian Yates, Linda Exley, Jim Hinckley.

History vs. Fakelore with Jim Turner

2:00 pm, Thursday, May 17th - Mohave  Museum of History and Arts

Join Arizona Historian Jim Turner for a lively discussion and slideshow entitled "History vs. Fakelore" how movies and televsion have distorted our past, and "Truth is Better than Fiction" - the real history of Arizona's "old west."

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pmPoetry Night in the Bullhead City Library

Participate or Spectate! Fun for all, with amazing poets!

Tuesday May 15 - Poetry Night at White Cliffs Middle School!

(928) 753-6216
Free and open to the public - White Cliff Middle Schools Annual Poetry Night Witness poetry in action including legendary Los Angeles Poet Michael C. Ford and former Arizona Slam Champion Aaron Johnson.  Open mic. Fun for everyone!

 Part of the Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival. 

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, May 3, 2012

First Fridays Art Reception / Photo Show!

J.C. Amberlyn
First Friday Opening Reception - Photographers and KABAM! (Kingman Area Books are Magic) authors Jim Hinckley, J.C. Amberlyn, and Jim Turner. Meet the artists and enjoy Kingman's finest coffee beverages.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The KABAM! Steering Committee Meets at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 18th.



And more!

Invite a friend who loves books!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Back from Yuma and back to reality. The roar carnie engines is
still in my ears and the pungent cocktail steaming elotes, boiling oil, various
farm animal’s fecal matter and fresh hot cinnamon rolls is still in my nostrils.
Ah, the Yuma County Fair! And all the hard working Dems down there. Those guys
hustled up petitions so fast, I thought they were selling burgers when I first
This week should be about endorsements. I have a pile of
them: Building Trades, Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood and Postal Carriers,
that I can remember. But the main thing this week is preparing for this weekend,
Sunday in Bullhead City, with Michelle Shocked.
This crazy event will include a banner with my face on it, tickets
with serial numbers, radio ads, and a contract rider with dressing room prep
instructions. Twenty years ago I was listening to a scratchy cassette of this
lady and now I’m here tour stop between Albuquerque and Berkeley. Show starts at 8pm at Lisa’s Boutique. Contact
the campaign for details or call Susan Smith:
During the day we will be walking in the Riviera
neighborhood of Bullhead City. This experience keeps making me grow, test my
strengths, challenge my weaknesses, expanding my vision. Whoever I once was,
was only the basis for the who I am now after only a little over nine weeks.
The film crew folks were down from NAU this afternoon. Tara Graeber and her man,
the fabulous Flag’Slam poet Shaun Srivastava, came to do an interview with me
in her set up for this weekend.
I had spoken with some folks from the ACLU about Hispanic
voters and how to create voter outreach and education. My hero Paulo Freire started
his journey teaching people to read so they could learn how to vote. I don’t know
if we have time for Sunday, but maybe before long we will get that going as

Remember all communications from this campaign are paid for
by the friendly folks at Mikel Weisser for US Congress and I approve of almost
all of their messages, this one in particular.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

KABAM makes Kingman's "Jumbotron" Billboard!

KABAM! announcements and promotions are now live on Kingman's newest digital billboard sign located along Route 66 at the foot of foot of El Travatore, with Public Service Announcement matching support by Lamar Advertising!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Purchase 2012 KABAM! Authors books Online!

2012 KABAM! Authors books now available in the KABAM Store!

Order early so your books will arrive with plenty of time to be autographed by a visiting KABAM Author!

Kindle books also available for many Authors (get your Kindle autographed!)

Remember - when you shop using KABAM's store, a portion of proceeds will go back to support the Festival! (Not just books, thousands of other categories of products!) Get the jump on the holidays, or treat that special someone!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Adventure/Romance Writer Vijaya Schwartz

Adventure/Romance Author Vijay Schwartz has confirmed her availabilty for the 2012 KABAM! Festival!

Local Authors - Sign up for KABAM Online

2012 KABAM Author Registration is now available! Sign up for the 2012 KABAM! "Authors Tent"

As we gather names, local authors (and your books!) can be listed on KABAM's website and publicity materials.

More information

Direct link:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Donate Items For KABAM!

Just a friendly reminder, the Mohave County Library and KABAM! are now accepting donations of items that can be used to raise money for our wonderful book festival! What does this mean? It means those thoughtful yet unused gifts you've collected over the years and thought about re-gifting can be given a brighter future to help promote literacy! If that isn't incentive's also a tax write off (wink wink). I just donated 100 adorable animal calenders that are on sale for $0.25 at Petco! Follow my lead and drop off your contribution today!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Children's author Linda Exley coming to KABAM!

Award-winning children's author Linda Exley will be coming to the 2012 KABAM Festival and visiting local schools. Linda Exley and co-author Conrad Storad are this year's ONEBOOK Arizona winners in the kids category for their book Arizona Way out West and Witty.

More information about ONEBOOK:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tucson Festival of Books!

Make sure to head South this March 10-11, to attend this year's Tucson's Festival of Books! One of KABAM's Featured Authors Maxwell Alexander Drake, author of the award-winning Oblivion Saga, will be there to happily sell and autograph copies of his books (some of which are limited editions!!). The festival will also feature other renowned authors from across the united states so schedule ahead and don't miss out!

Vijaya Schartz and Coyote Gorgeous

The young adult rage continues to grow for the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer as Breaking Dawn comes out on DVD just in time for Valentine's Day! For those of you on Team Jacob (which I am and highly recommend Abduction with Taylor Lutner!), I wished to express the completion of Vijaya Schartz, one of KABAM's 2012 Featured Authors, new fantasy romance titled COYOTE GORGEOUS. It is appropriately about a romance with a shape shifter...and it's only $0.99 for the Amazon Kindle! So visit KABAM's store and purchase it today to help support KABAM!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The 90 Top Secrets of Bestselling Authors

The 90 Top Secrets of Bestselling Authors. For those of you who love quotes or if you would enjoy reading the wisdom of writers past and present, take a look!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Author Panel Planned at Kingman Public Library!

The Kingman Public Library is planning an interactive local multi-author panel including myself, fantasy author Alexandra Livingston, as well as Kabam 2012 Featured Author Michael Esser (as well as others) on March 21st at 6pm. Come out and ask the questions that can't be answered anywhere else! How does one get published? What's the hardest part of writing a novel length story? Come out and join us!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Maxwell Alexander Drake's New Book!

One of KABAM's 2012 Featured Author's Maxwell Alexander Drake will be coming out with his third novel in his Oblivion Saga titled Dreams and Nightmares in either April or May this year, just in time for KABAM! Both the first book of this series Farmers and Mercenaries as well as the second Mortals and Deities have won the Moonbeam Young Adult Fantasy Award for 2009 and 2011 respectively. You can purchase any of these amazing stories here! I recommend them!