February 2022 Newsletter

Hello Friends:

I hope this finds you well.

You can reach me through my website and here’s the link.

February is a short month, so this is a short newsletter. More next month! Happy reading.

I have uploaded short (5 – 6) minute videos to my webpage about all of my books: Here is the link: Videos   (It’s takes a few seconds to load.)

A few seconds on the internet seems like an eternity, I know. For perspective, however, it used to take 3 months to send an old-fashioned letter to California because it went by ship. Stagecoach service shortened the wait to 25 days. The Pony Express could do in only 10 days: blindingly fast by comparison.

I gave a Zoom presentation of “Let The Earth Breathe” on Tuesday, February 22, and in-person presentations of Mystery Island on Wednesday, February 23rd and Thursday the 24th.

My next on-line presentation will be Tuesday, March 15th at the Hardin County Library Facebook page. Should be fun. I’ll be at the library in person to continue the discussion and autograph books from 11a to 1p the following day. (Wednesday, March 16th.) 100 Jim Owen Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Anne will be discussing “Let The Earth Breathe” at 11 am, Sunday March 20th at the Clifton Universalist Unitarian Church, 2231 Payne St, Louisville, KY 40206, as part of the service. Free!


Stealing Renoir: I will be sharing some of my research and talking about the inspiration that created the novel at Daviess County Public Library, 2020 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301, on Thursday, March 31 staring at 6p.


Here is a link to the calendar on my website: Upcoming Presentations. (There are too many upcoming scheduled presentations to list here.)


Ever wonder how some artists got their start?

Renoir used his artistic talent to paint designs on porcelain and started working at a factory when he was 13. There are 7 known pieces remaining.


Pablo Picasso finished his first painting when he was 9! His first job was with the art dealer Pere Menach. Picasso had 24 names and produced 50,000 works of art, including sculpture, print making, etching, ceramics, and, this may surprise you, theatre design. I’m currently on chapter 16 of “Stealing Picasso,” and on target for a Fall release.


I just finished reading, “This Tender Land,” by William Kent Krueger. It was wonderful, sort of a depression-era version of “Huckleberry Finn.”


Have you read a good book lately? Let me know, and I’ll share it in my next newsletter. Take care!


Stephen Allten Brown