January 15, 2014 – 7 p.m.
Charles County, Maryland Writers’ Group, College of Southern Maryland – La Plata Campus. Book talk: “From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up)” plus leading a workshop on “How to Write a Novel.” http://marylandwriters.org/meetinginfo.php?id=19&ts=1389497236

February 21, 2014 – 7 p.m.
Book Launch Party for "Troubled Water." One More Page Book Store, 2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213 http://www.onemorepagebooks.com

March 5, 2014 – 7-10 p.m.
Interview. “Happy Hour Variety Show,” Big Blend Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio (Program will be archived)

March 13, 2014
Radio Interview with Cyrus Webb - Blog Talk Radio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/middayconversations/2014/03/13/author-john-dedakis-discusses-troubled-water-on-conversations-live

April 9, 2014 – 7-9 p.m.
Book Talk/Writing Workshop: Montgomery County, Maryland Writers' Group, The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 205 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
I'll lead a writing workshop on Buffing and Polishing: The Art of Rewriting

April 16, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.
Annapolis Writers’ Group, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 – Book talk: “From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up)” plus a writing workshop on “Getting an Agent and Getting Noticed.” http://annapolismwa.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/april-2014-speaker-at-the-annapolis-mwa-john-dedakis/

April 27, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kensington Book Festival - Howard Street, Kensington, Maryland http://www.dayofthebook.com
I'll be at the Mystery Writers of America booth

May 3, 2014 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Book Signing/Talk - Arts Alive! Arts Festival
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Virginia 20110
http://www.pwcartscouncil.org/pages.php?page=arts_alive_2014
I'll be speaking in the Lovey Hammel Lounge on "Getting an Agent and Getting Noticed." Prior to my talk I'll be signing books upstairs from 10 - 11:30 a.m. and in the Lovey Hammel Lounge after my talk.

May 9-10, 2014
Keynote Speaker. Lakefly Literary Conference. Oshkosh, Wisconsin http://www.lakeflylit.org

May 18-24, 2014
Workshop Leader/Speaker - Novel-in-Progress BookCamp - West Bend, Wisconsin www.novelbookcamp.com
This intensive 6-day program is a must if you're serious about writing your novel

June 19, 2014 – 7 p.m.
Howard County, Maryland Writers, Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Maryland. Leading Workshop on: “How to Write in the Voice of the Opposite Sex.”
http://marylandwriters.org/meetinginfo.php?id=76&ts=1401658973


Southern California Book Tour:

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Book Signing 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble

1040 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4710764

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grief Talk
Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise at Bonita

3302 Bonita Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910
http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/communities/sunrise-at-bonita/overview.aspx

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Book Signing 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Century Book Shop

1039 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91106

Friday, July 25, 2014
Radio Interview with Drew Schlosberg
U-T Community Spotlight Radio -- San Diego
http://wsradio.com/072514-ready-carlsbad-business-alliance-john-dedakis-novelist-former-cnn-editor/
The 30-minute interview is in two parts below the paragraph about me.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Book Signing 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
3rd Street Promenade

1201 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2575


Aug. 21-24, 2014.
Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference – Nashville, Tennessee
http://www.killernashville.com

August 29 – September 1, 2014
Keynote Speaker – Writing Workshop Leader
104th Infantry Division Reunion

Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
I’ll be attending the 2014 reunion for my dad’s World War II unit, leading a series of writing workshops all afternoon on Friday, August 29 and speaking at two other events during the weekend. Click here for registration information:
http://www.timberwolf104inf.org/reunion-2014.html

September 10 - October 29, 2014
From Novice to Novelist
An 8-week class on how to write a novel, Wednesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The Writer's Center - Bethesda, Maryland
For more information, and to enroll, click here:
https://www.writer.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=353&nccsm=21&__nccssubcid=67&__nccsct=Click+here+to+browse+by+more...&__nccspID=4045

Friday, September 12, 2014
Book Signing  7 - 10 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
Long Gate Shopping Center
4300 Montgomery Roads
Ellicott City, MD 21043
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4732170

Saturday, September 20, 2014 
Book Signing  1 - 5 p.m. 
Barnes & Noble 
Long Gate Shopping Center
4300 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:30 p.m. 
Radio Interview - WLVS-FM, Washington, DC ("Radio You Can Watch") - The We B. Swangin Show  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKbkYt1rAoU&feature=youtu.be 
*The interview Begins at 13:30

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Book Signing  1 - 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
Potomac Yard
3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22305
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4736523

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Writing Workshop Leader

I’ll be leading a day-long workshop for aspiring and/or struggling writers
Readers Realm Book Store
147 E. Montello Street
Montello, Wisconsin 53949
(608) 297-2200

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Book Talk - "When Life Throws You a Curve"
7 p.m.
Sunrise Senior Living 
Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights
5555 Friendship Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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