The mayor of New Rochelle declared by proclamation, that today, Nov. 9, 2015, is officially Christopher John Farley Day! I hope people mark the day by buying my kids fantasy novel “Game World” in bulk! I also thought I’d post some of my favorite “day” videos to celebrate (The Ice Cube video is NSFW, but the groove is good). Are there any great ones I left out?
I’ve eaten two cheesesteaks since arriving in Philadelphia this week and I have no plans on stopping. In between sandwiches, my writing was honored yesterday by the Philadelphia City Council! A proclamation was read, and I delivered some brief remarks, while tactfully steering clear of mentioning the dismal records of the Knicks and 76ers. Instead I mostly talked about the fact that fewer than three percent of children’s books feature African American heroes and that my fantasy book “Game World” is trying to help kids to dream in color.
I’m in Philadelphia because I’ll be reading from “Game World” at the 23rd Annual African-American Children’s Book Fair, on Saturday, Feb. 7, between 1pm-3pm at the Community College of Philadelphia (Gymnasium), 17th & Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, PA. In you’re in the City of Brotherly Love, please stop by! And if they really need the help, I’m available to suit up for the 76ers–though these days, it’s harder for me to dunk without a running start.
Only a few months ago, I thought podcasts were trendy thing from the late 00s, like Uggs, Crocs and *NSYNC. But the megapopular podcast “Serial” has made the form relevant again, and I recently paid a visit to Jeff Rutherford’s “Reading & Writing” podcast to talk about my new fantasy adventure book “Game World.” Kick off your Uggs, your Crocs, slide a CD of “No Strings Attached” into your boom box and check out my appearance on the podcast.