Events and Videos!

“Videos at the bottom!”
“Hi, I’m Bart and I look like a mannequin. Thank you.”


2017: A Children’s Place author event

other authors

In case you didn’t know, I’m a giant. Don’t believe me? Check out how tall I am compared to these other very talented writers and artists! (Y’know, the shrimps?) Oh, and this is at Portland’s coolest bookstore, A Children’s Place.

2017: HomeWord Bound



The Community Partners for Affordable Housing invited me to its fundraiser. Everyone was super-nice, like these people! But I can’t remember what I was saying here. Maybe something like: “So I said, ‘What do you MEAN this isn’t spaghetti?'”

2016: Wild Arts Festival


There are outrageous rumors that I wrote a novel about a birdwatcher (you know, The Drake Equation) just so I’d have a great book at the Audubon Society’s show. And I just want to say that those rumors are 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!