Book #1 (aka the “Red Book”) Makes Craft’s Holiday Gift Guide

The lovely folks over at Craft have put out a great book list gift guide, and been kind enough to include Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Parents and Kids to Share on the list.

Have a great dad (or uncle, or big brother) on your list? This book is full of ideas for fun, nerdy projects that will let them completely geek out with the kids!

Check out the whole list here.

It’s Book Launch Day! Follow Me Around the Country on my Radio Tour

The GeekDad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists hits the shelves today, and I’m doing a radio tour. If you live near one of the stations in the list below, tune in and hear me promote the new book!


The Geek Dad Book For Aspiring Mad Scientist RMT Schedule


Tuesday, November 1st

5:45 AM – 6:00 AM

Salisbury, MD WOCM/”Rude Awakening Bulldog Live This morning show is centered around listener interaction and features, including contests, giveaways, and celebrity guests. The show guarantees a full plate of topics to discuss.

6:05 AM – 6:30 AM

Charleston -Huntington, WV WMOV/ “1360 Live” Greg Gack Live General interest morning show.

6:35 AM – 6:45 AM

Chicago, IL WIND/”Big John and Amy John and Amy Live The show provides listeners with the latest news, weather, sports updates and entertainment reports. The host highlights all the issues affecting Chicago-area listeners, as well as national stories in the news.

6:45 AM – 6:55 AM

Pittsburgh-Indiana,PA WDAD/”Morning Show” Todd Live A locally produced morning show that features general interest talk, oldies music, news and sports updates, giveaways, and special guests. The show features interviews with local personalities from Indiana County and listener phone-ins for prizes and giveaways.

6:55 AM – 7:05 AM

Johnstown, PA WKYE/”Morning Magazine” Rick Shepard Tape This morning news show can be heard in central and westernPennsylvania. The interview will air the following day and will be replayed two other times.

7:10 AM – 7:20 AM


Cleveland, OH Wills & Snyder in the Morning Bill Willis Tape Cleveland’s most comprehensive morning program featuring interviews with the newsmakers of the day, and entertaining and informative features on a variety of topics including cyberspace, health, parenting, celebrities, the latest movies, and weird stories.

7:25 AM – 7:40 AM

Eugene, OR KPNW/” Wake Up Call” Bill Lundin Live Morning news talk show.

8:25 AM – 8:35 AM

St. Louis, MO KTRS-AM/ “The Steve Cochran Show” Steve Cochran Live Midmorning show featuring news, politics, sports, and pop culture.

11:20 AM – 11:35 AM

National Sirius XM/”Catholics Next Door” Greg and Jennifer Willits Live With a unique mix of real life and the Catholic faith, The Catholics Next Door is about marriage and kids, pop culture and the other funny stuff of everyday living. It’s about the fun side of life, with a generous dose of Catholicism thrown in for good measure.

11:40 AM – 11:50 AM

Cedar Rapids, IA KMA/”Afternoon Show” Dean Live Is a local news and talk show. This ABC Radio affiliate has a large listener base in Southwest Iowa, Northwest Missouri and Southeast Nebraska.


Nicely Presented at Hicklebee’s in San Jose – Thanks @twid!

This on-the-spot report from Hicklebee’s Bookstore in the lovely Willow Glen district of San Jose (my old stomping grounds when I was working on the Light Rail extension project nearby). Hicklebee’s is a still-thriving independent bookstore focused on children’s books and toys. You can find them on Indiebound, if you want to support indie bookstores.