Book Signings and Media Appearances:
Join me for my next appearance on Sunday, April 23, 11 am-4 pm, at the Day of the Book in Kensington, Maryland., on Howard Ave.
Also join me Saturday, April 29, 9 am-2 pm, St. Nicholas Church, Laurel, Maryland, 8603 Contee Rd.
Thanks to the following venues that invited me for appearances during the 2016 holiday season and watch for updates about my next appearances at each one:
-Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m., Curmudgeon Books, Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD, 443-410-0472.
-Saturday, Dec. 17, noon, Greetings and Readings, Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Rd., Suit Aa, Cockeysville, MD 21030, 410-771-3022.
-Saturday, Dec. 17, 4-6 pm, Georgetown University Bookstore, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057, 202-687-7482.
-Sunday, Dec. 18, 11 am-5 pm, Georgetown University Bookstore, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057, 202-687-7482.
-Saturday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m., Joyful Spirit Gifts Catholic Store, 3315 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22207, 703-294-4142.
Call ahead to reserve a signed copy and request a personalized dedication. Signed copies of my book also are available directly from me by calling 202-677-4457, or at the Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center in Bethesda, MD, Kensington Row Books, 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, 301-949-9416, the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception gift shop in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University Book Store in Washington, D.C., the Hammes Notre Dame Book Store in South Bend, IN, and at Our Lady of Peace Giftshop in Santa Clara, CA 95054, (408) 988-4585.
My appearances give me a chance to highlight the wit and wisdom of Notre Dame's late sports chaplain, Fr. James Riehle. My "Holy Smokes!" book, with a Foreword by Lou Holtz, is inspirational, motivational and biographical, with each chapter featuring a different way to improve your life based on advice given by Fr. Riehle to student-athletes, coaches, administrators, professors, and others for 40-plus years.
Congratulations to the Bishop O'Connell High School football team, led by Coach Disch, who welcomed me as a guest speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 2, heard me give an inspirational talk and responded with a 40-3 win against its rival in a season-ending game to finish with a 5-5 record. Thanks to those who stopped by to see me Saturday, June 18, at Joyful Spirit Bookstore in Arlington, Va., Saturday, May 21, at the Barnes & Noble in Bowie, Maryland, Sunday, May 1, at the Barnes & Noble across from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 24, at the Kensington, Md., Day of the Book Festival, and Sunday, March 13, at the Barnes & Noble in Bel Air, Md. They all are awesome book stores with great staffs!
Endorsements and stories for the book come from Notre Dame players and coaches of various faiths, races and backgrounds. They include former Washington Redskins’ Joe Theismann and Reggie Brooks, four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana, “Rocket” Ismail, “Digger” Phelps, Ara Parseghian and Fighting Irish basketball coach and Rockville native Mike Brey. Many thanks to national title-winning football coach Lou Holtz for providing the powerful Foreword, which explained anyone who thinks a chaplain does not make much difference did not know Fr. Riehle.
Remember, if you want a signed copy of my book, you always are welcome to contact me at 202-677-4457 and I will be happy to accommodate you.
Holy Smokes! Golden Guidance from Notre Dame's Championship Chaplain