Events and Videos!


 Videos at the bottom!

“Hi, I’m Bart and I look like a mannequin. Thank you.”

April 21, 2017: HomeWord Bound!


On April 21st, the Community Partners for Affordable Housing hosts its Homeword Bound fundraiser. Writing luminaries like Gigi Little, Peter Carlin, Monica Drake, and Kathleen Lane will be on hand to inspire and delight. (And in order to provide a counterpoint to all that sunshine, I’ll also attend.)  JOIN US! 

2016: Wild Arts Festival!


I hung out, talked, and signing my books at the Audubon Society of Portland’s Wild Arts festival. And I was the least cool thing there!

As to the outrageous rumors that I wrote a novel about a young birdwatcher (you know, The Drake Equation) just so I’d have a great book at a birdwatching group’s show, well . . . that’s actually TRUE!


November, 2016: Wordstock!


I talked about reading, writing, and my new novel, The Drake Equation, at Portland’s book festival, Wordstock.

Below are two photos of me on a panel with awesome author Kate Ristau and coolio moderator Diana Armstrong.

Here, I wait for someone to activate my power switch.
Power ON! Diana looks sad to see this. 🙂

October, 2016: Oregon Reads Aloud!


I got to be part of the coolest event imaginable! It was the SMART kickoff for the children’s book: Oregon Reads Aloud.

The book features 25 illustrated stories—one for each year SMART’s been around. Creative geniuses like Carmen Bernier-Grand, Gina Ochsner, Eric Kimmel, Barbara Kerley, Robin Kerr, Dale Basye —and even Bart King!— contributed their talents. Here’s a video, and below are two photos from our book event!

The authors and illustrators and author/illustrators!
The readers, from Rosa Parks Elementary School!

September, 2016: Northwest Writers Festival

I was at Klindt’s Booksellers in the Dalles, Oregon, celebrating the Northwest Author Festival. Photo below…oh, and here’s this article.writers-festivalkimt

2016 Oregon Writers Festival crowd!

AM Northwest interview about The Big Book of Gross Stuff!

AM Northwest demonstration with Caleb Sohigian about The Pocket Guide to Magic!