Reading, writing, rock: Feedback hosts Michael G. Hickey book event

Big booksigning tonight for West Seattle first-time novelist Michael G. Hickey – he had already sold a box of books by the time we stopped by the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) to check in. Full house, too, wishing him well as he promotes “Counterclockwise” – fans on hand included Mike’s standup-comic wife Mona Concepcion (below left) and his boss Gary Oertli (below right):

You probably recognize Oertli as president of South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor), where Hickey is on the faculty. Wondering what “Counterclockwise” is about? Hickey’s description: “It’s 1980, Tucson, Arizona, and a grocery store clerk becomes friends with a world-famous rock singer. Their friendship inspires each to face their respective pasts and the demons that seem to be sabotaging their respective futures.” It’s 34 years in the making – with its roots in a series of short stories of ihs from back in 1978!

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4 Replies to "Reading, writing, rock: Feedback hosts Michael G. Hickey book event"

  • mona November 15, 2012 (12:28 pm)

    What a fun night! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the man I am very lucky to call my husband. And thank you to Feedback Lounge for being the perfect, perfect place to host this book signing. Buy a copy today!

  • Km November 15, 2012 (6:57 pm)

    Good job Mike! The three of you look so happy. Will this book be the next book club pick?

  • Deborah November 16, 2012 (12:02 am)

    Excited to read this book!

  • Mike Hickey November 17, 2012 (10:22 pm)

    It was such an amazing night – thank you West Seattle Blog, the Feedback Lounge, all my compadres at South Seattle Community College, and to everyone who came out that night. It was an unforgetable night from the very first minute I walked into the bar and saw my brother Matt standing there, having just flown in from Anchorage, AK. Incredible night! Can’t thank you all enough, and I hope you like the book!
    Michael G. Hickey

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