Clinton Book Festival (Iowa)

Posted in: Uncategorized by jms on August 24, 2017

Saturday August 26, 10am-4pm: I ‘ll be signing books at the annual Clinton Book Festival. Meet 48 authors, sign up for writer presentations, interact with author panels, and bring the kids for Storytime in the library.  Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton, Iowa.  Free Admission.

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Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest 2017

Posted in: Uncategorized by jms on June 03, 2017

June 10 – 11, 10am – 6pm. Fabulous outdoor Lit Fest in historic Printers Row, South Dearborn between Congress and Polk.  Music stages, great food, and over 100 booksellers from around the country, plus more than 200 authors in a variety of programs. I’ll be signing books at the Red Anemone Books table next to Sandmeyer’s Bookstore.  Check it out here:  Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest

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Barrington Library Author Event

Posted in: Uncategorized by jms on April 22, 2017

April 22 – I’ll be signing copies of “Autonomy” and “S3: The Smith Sexagesimal System” at Barrington Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington: Noon – 2PM

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Autonomy the Sci-Fi Novel is Published

Posted in: Uncategorized by jms on April 24, 2013

Autonomy by Jean-Michel Smith (Science Fiction, 362 pages)

When Cal Sheldon puts himself into an artificial coma and loads his mind onto the advanced computer he and his university colleagues secretly designed, he leaves behind a dying Earth and discovers new life in the world they’ve created. This breakthrough gives rise to an underground community and launches an illegal scientific renaissance. But can they stay ahead of those who would destroy them? And do they have the courage to embrace a radical plan for survival, one that might give them the freedom they seek, but could cost them their very humanity?


“Thumbs up! Very entertaining. The ideas that he proposes are absolutely fascinating … and the Base-60 system, it’s fascinating!”
Joey’s Culture Corner, TrekWest5

“Solid craftsmanship … engaging … worth the time. I found myself eager to find out what happens next.”
SF Signal

“Fast Paced … some of the best sci-fi I’ve ever read!”

“Compelling story … a skillful writer … I was immediately entranced.”
Goeff Lehr,

Paperback: $15.99

eBook: $5.99

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