vanessaThis month I finished writing my new book!  But there is still a lot of work to be done.  I’ve hired an artist, recently found a good editor, found a print house in New Jersey, and so I hope to have it all finished by April.  Stay tuned.. because this book is going to be slick!

I flew to Detroit, Michigan to work John Luka’s 2-day close-up convention.  I worked along side David Acer, Jon Armstrong and John Rodgers.  I performed, lectured, gave a workshop, manned my dealer’s table and hung out with some very interesting guys like my friend Kozmo.  Everyone there was great.  And I hope to return to Motor City again someday to see more of what the town has to offer.

One of the highlights this month was a spectacular private party.  At this celebration I entertained gold medalist and basketball star Lisa Leslie and the actress, singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams who were just a couple of the guests amongst a very enthusiastic crowd.  I’m a lucky man!

My first column called Bamboozlers appeared in the third issue of Street Magic Magazine this month.  The column will showcase things that will be featured in my upcoming betcha/magic book of the same name.  The book will be geared to anyone who has an interest in jokes, puzzles, betchas or magic that can be done with things found in a restaurant or around the house.  What I’ve learned over the years has come from the sharing of others, so it makes sense for me to pay it forward.