Events and Videos!


 Videos at the bottom!

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

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!