NEWS & EVENTS

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Check back here frequently for updated information about book signings and appearances!

If you would like to schedule a free live book reading and signing with Scott and Rod, please email from the Contact page.

Upcoming Events

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January 01, 2020

Are you interested in having Scott or Rod do a book reading and signing for your school or group?  Send us an email with the details and we'll see if we can make that happen! We can do readings via Zoom and FaceTime since large in-person gatherings are currently a no-go.

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Past

Events

Official book release date!

December 01, 2015

 

Book Signing at Barnes and Noble at MacArthur Center Mall, 1-3 pm

December 05, 2015

Come meet the authors and illustrator and purchase your autographed copy of the book at our first official book reading and signing!  

 

300 Monticello Ave

Norfolk, VA 23510

 

Creekside Winter Bazaar, 9 am - 2 pm

December 12, 2015

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of the book at this fun family event!

 

1000 Bennett's Creek Road

Suffolk, VA 23435

Book Sigining at the Ashe County Public Library in West Jefferson, NC, 1 pm

December 19, 2015

Come out and meet author Rod Thompson for a book reading and signing at the Ashe County Public Library in West Jefferson.  Books will be available for purchase.

 

148 Library Drive

West Jefferson, NC 28694

Book Signing at Fireflies on Bennett's Creek, 2-4 pm

December 19, 2015

Please join Scott McBride for a book reading and signing at Fireflies on Bennett's Creek.  Meet the author and pick up some great Christmas gifts at this fun, new local store.

 

3300 Bridge Road

Suffolk, VA 23435

Read Across America

March 02, 2016

Author Scott McBride enjoyed reading to several classes at EW Chittum Elementary school in Chesapeake, VA as a part of the school's celebration of Read Across America.

Book Reading and Signing at Barnes and Noble at Tysons Corner, 3-5pm

March 12, 2016

Come meet the authors and illustrator and purchase your autographed copy of the book at our first book reading and signing in Northern Virginia!

 

7851 Tysons Corner Ctr. #L

McLean, VA 22102

Book Reading at Ebenezer UMC Community Easter Egg Hunt

March 26, 2016

Join the authors at this fun Easter Egg Hunt that is open to the community!

 

1589 Steeple Drive

Suffolk, VA 23433

Book Reading and Signing at Barnes and Noble at Cary Commons, 3-5pm

April 02, 2016

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of the book at this book reading and signing at the Barnes and Noble that Scott studied at when he was in grad school!

 

760 SE Maynard 
Cary, NC 27511 

Book Reading and Signing at Baby Talk Cafe, 10 am

April 09, 2016

Local authors Scott McBride and Rod Thompson will be on hand to read "The Adventures of Connor The Courageous Cutter: Saving Sarah" at Baby Talk Cafe. Baby Talk Cafe is a new kid-friendly cafe in Churchland providing a relaxing, comfortable experience for everyone. They serve coffee, pastries and snacks. Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Babytalk1.cafe/timeline

 

5792 Churchland Road

Portsmouth, VA 23703

Spring Craft and Vendor Show, 10am - 3pm

April 16, 2016

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of the book at this fun family event!

1589 Steeple Drive

Suffolk, VA 23433

Local Authors' Reception, 12pm-3pm

April 23, 2016

Meet Scott McBride and Rod Thompson along with other local authors at the North Suffolk Library for their Local Authors' Reception.  Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase at this event.

2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road

Suffolk, VA 23435

Book Reading and Signing at Page After Page Bookstore, Elizabeth City, NC 10am-2pm

May 07, 2016

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of the book at our first book reading and signing in Elizabeth City!

111 South Water Street

Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Book Reading and Signing at Barnes and Noble, Annapolis, MD, 5pm-7pm

May 12, 2016

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of the book at this book reading and signing at the Barnes and Noble in Annapolis.  GO NAVY!

2516 Solomans Island Road

Annapolis, MD 21401

Book Reading and Signing at Barnes and Noble at Chesterfield Towne Center, Richmond, VA, 2pm-4pm

May 14, 2016

Come and meet the authors and illustrator and purchase your autographed copy of the book at this book reading and signing at Brian Martin's hometown Barnes and Noble!

11500 Midlothian Turnpike

Richmond, VA 23235

Book Reading and Signing at Walls of Books, Washington DC

June 04, 2016

Join authors Scott McBride and Rod Thompson for a fun book reading and signing event- the first Connor the Cutter event to be held in Washington DC!

 

Walls of Books 

3325 Georgia Avenue NW

Washington, DC, 20010

Book reading and signing at the North Suffolk Library, Suffolk, VA

June 11, 2016

Join authors Scott and Rod for a fun morning at the library! The authors will do a reading of the book and the library will be providing a fun craft as well.

 

2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road

Suffolk, VA 23435

Book Signing at the Western Branch Farmers Market, 5pm-8pm

July 29, 2016

Meet the authors of Connor the Courageous Cutter at the new Friday night Farmers Market in Chesapeake!  Books and shirts will be available along with local produce.

Western Branch Community Center
4437 Portsmouth Blvd
Chesapeake, Virginia

Book reading at Chick-fil-A Harbour View Kids Night, 6pm-8pm

September 13, 2016

Join Scott and Rod as they read the book at the first Chick-fil-A Kids Club event of the fall. All the activities during the event will focus on courage. Register online at www.chick-fil-akidsclub.com and select the Harbour View location.

Chick-fil-A Harbour View

6212 College Drive

Suffolk, VA 23435

Book Signing at the Western Branch Farmers Market, 4pm-7pm

September 23, 2016

Meet the authors of Connor the Courageous Cutter at the new Friday night Farmers Market in Chesapeake!  Books and shirts will be available along with local produce.

Western Branch Community Center
4437 Portsmouth Blvd
Chesapeake, Virginia

Baltimore Book Festival, 11am-1pm

September 24, 2016

Come get your autographed copy of the book at the Baltimore Book Festival!  The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.

Fall Craft and Vendor Show, 10am - 3pm

October 15, 2016

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of the book at this fun family event!

1589 Steeple Drive

Suffolk, VA 23433

Book signing at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Saints Fest, 11am -3pm

October 22, 2016

Meet the authors of Connor the Courageous Cutter at the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Saints Fest.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
3373 Pruden Blvd
Suffolk, Virginia 23435

Book reading and Signing at Engineering for Kids, 4:30pm-6pm

October 22, 2016

Scott and Rod will be reading the book at a special "Healthy Living 101" event at Engineering for Kids.  The event runs from 2pm-6 pm and Scott and Rod will be there from 4:30-6.

Engineering for Kids

4300 Portsmouth Blvd, Suite 262

Chesapeake, VA 23321

Book signing at Touch a Truck, Chesapeake, 10am-2pm

October 29, 2016

Join authors Scott and Rod at the Chesapeake Touch-a-Truck event!  Books and shirts will be available for purchase.

Sam's Club at Chesapeake Square

2444 Chesapeake Ring Road

Chesapeake, VA 23321

Official book release date- Caution at Calamity Canal!

November 11, 2016

 

Book Signing at Barnes and Noble at MacArthur Center Mall, 1-3 pm

November 11, 2016

Come meet the authors and illustrator and purchase your autographed copy of the book at the official launch of Book 2: Caution at Calamity Canal!

 

300 Monticello Ave

Norfolk, VA 23510

 

Book reading and signing at Slover Library, 10:30am-11:30 am

November 12, 2016

Join authors Scott and Rod for a fun morning at the library! The authors will do a reading of the brand new book, "The Adventures of Connor the Courageous Cutter:  Caution at Calamity Canal" at this beautiful public library.

 

235 E. Plume Street

Norfolk, VA 23510

Book reading at Chick-fil-A Harbour View, 6pm-8pm

November 15, 2016

Join Scott and Rod as they return to Chick-fil-A Harbour View for a reading of the new book, "The Adventures of Connor the Courageous Cutter: Caution at Calamity Canal."

Chick-fil-A Harbour View

6212 College Drive

Suffolk, VA 23435

Book Reading and Signing at Page After Page Bookstore, Elizabeth City, NC 5pm - 8pm

December 02, 2016

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of the book at Page After Page in Elizabeth City!

 

111 South Water Street

Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Book Signing at the Smithfield Evening Christmas Craft and Food Market

December 10, 2016

Smithfield's historic Main Street will turn into a magical, Christmas shopping experience!  Over 100 vendors will be selling their handmade and local items.  Meet the authors of Connor the Courageous Cutter and pick up your signed copies of both books at the Harbor Master Books booth, spot 138, near Encore Pilates.

115 Main St

Smithfield, Virginia 23430

Book reading and signing at Barnes and Noble at Tysons Corner, 2pm-4pm

December 17, 2016

Come meet the authors and illustrator and purchase your autographed copy of the book at our first book reading and signing for book two in Northern Virginia!

 

7851 Tysons Corner Ctr. #L

McLean, VA 22102

Big Idea Fair at North Suffolk Library, 10:15am - 11:00am

January 28, 2017

Come out to the North Suffolk Library Big Idea Fair and meet the authors of Connor the Courageous Cutter.  Learn about the process of writing a book and the process of getting it published.  The Big Idea Fair is the kickoff to North Suffolk Library's theme for the year, #bigidea.  

2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road

Suffolk, VA 23435

Read Across America Day 2017

March 02, 2017

Author Scott McBride and Rod Thompson enjoyed a whirlwind day of reading to students all over the Hampton Roads area.  Thank you to E.W. Chittum Elementary, Believers Day School, Great Bridge Intermediate and Nansemond Suffolk Academy for inviting us to your schools!

Book Reading and Signing at the Verona Community Center, Verona, VA, 5-6:30 pm

March 12, 2017

MEET THE AUTHORS OF THE BOOK SERIES: “CONNOR THE COURAGEOUS CUTTER”
Join us from 5 to 6:30 p.m.on Sunday, March 12th at the Verona Community Center, for a book-signing, readings, and testimonies by the authors of these faith inspiring children's books.

 

We'll have refreshments and lots of fun for children and their parents.  Sponsored by Verona UMC & Aisle 7 Fellowship

 

465 Lee Hwy

Verona, VA

Book Reading and Signing at Barnes and Noble at Cary Commons, 2-4pm

March 25, 2017

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of Caution at Calamity Canal at this book reading and signing at the Barnes and Noble that Scott studied at when he was in grad school!

 

760 SE Maynard 
Cary, NC 27511 

Easter Egg Hunt and Book Reading at Bridge Church, 10 am

April 08, 2017

Rod and Scott will be performing their one-of-a-kind live reading of Connor the Courageous Cutter, before partaking in the 25,000 egg Easter Egg Hunt!!!

Community Easter Egg Hunt, 10 am - noon

April 15, 2017

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Crafts, Activities, A Special Story (reading of Caution at Calamity Canal) & EGGS!
Bring a Friend & Bring your Basket

1589 Steeple Drive

Suffolk, VA 23433

Suffolk Reading Council event

April 18, 2017

Scott and Rod had the honor of being the keynote speakers for the Suffolk Reading Council's Young Writers Reception.

Book Reading and Signing at Barnes and Noble, Wilmington, NC, 2-5 pm

April 29, 2017

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of the Connor the Cutter book series at this energetic and fun book reading and signing at the Barnes and Noble in Wilmington.

850 Inspiration Drive

Wilmington, NC 28405

TV Appearance on Coast Live

May 12, 2017

Scott and Rod were interviewed on Coast Live.  Check out the interview by clicking on the link below!

Book Reading and Signing at O'Doodle Doos Donuts, 8am-11am

May 13, 2017

The Courageous Crew from Serendipity Sound will team up with a local favorite, O'DoodleDoos Donuts, on Saturday, May 13, between 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. for donuts with Connor the Courageous Cutter! This will be a great way to kickstart Mother's Day weekend. We hope to see you there. Toot toot!

O'DoodleDoos Donuts

1610 Bridge Road

Suffolk, VA 23433

Got CUREage Must Dash for a Cure 5k, 4pm-8pm

May 13, 2017

Connor the Cutter is proud to support the Got Cureage Must Dash for a Cure 5k which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

York High School

9300 George Washington Memorial Highway 

Yorktown, VA 23692

Book Reading and Signing at the Annapolis Maritime Museum Family Day, 12pm-2pm

May 21, 2017

Come join Connor's crew at the Annapolis Maritime Museum Family Day Event:  Birds, Boats and Root Beer Floats.  Scott and Rod will read and sign copies of "The Adventures of Connor the Cutter: Caution at Calamity Canal" at this fun event.  

This event is free for members of the Museum, $5 for guests.  More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1897537850504011/ 

723 Second Street

Annapolis, MD 21403

Coast Guard Festival, Grand Haven, MI

July 31, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Connor the Cutter will be at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, MI. The Festival is the largest Coast Guard Festival in the country and it runs from July 28th-August 6th.  Parades, fireworks, ship tours, carnival rides and more!  Find the Connor the Cutter booth in Escanaba Park from July 31st-August 5th.  Additional information about the event can be found at the link below.

Arnold Christian Academy Fall Bazaar, 11am - 3pm

October 21, 2017

Come meet co-author Scott McBride and purchase your autographed copy of the books at this fun family event!

 

365 Jones Station Road

Arnold, MD 21012

Fall Craft and Vendor Show at Ebenezer UMC, 10am - 3pm

November 04, 2017

Come meet author Rod Thompson and purchase your autographed copy of the books at this fun family event!

1589 Steeple Drive

Suffolk, VA 23433

Book Signing at Mission BBQ, Gambrills, MD, 5-7pm

November 09, 2017

The Courageous Crew from Serendipity Sound will team up with local favorite, Mission BBQ, on Thursday, November 9th for BBQ and a book signing with Connor the Courageous Cutter! This will be a great way to kickstart Veteran's Day weekend. We hope to see you there. Toot toot!

Mission BBQ

2503 Evergreen Road

Gambrills, MD 21054

Book Reading and Signing at Barnes and Noble, Annapolis, MD, 5pm-7pm

November 15, 2017

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of both books at this book reading and signing at the Barnes and Noble in Annapolis.  

2516 Solomans Island Road

Annapolis, MD 21401

Bowie Macaroni Kid Candy Cane Hunt and Holiday Vendor Event, 10am-1pm

December 02, 2017

* Candy Cane Hunt for the kids
* Free picture with Santa
* Holiday Vendors
* Gingerbread House Decorating Kits
& so much more! 

2485 Davidsonville Road

Gambrills, MD 21054

Book Reading and Signing at Barnes and Noble, Tysons Corner Mall, 2-4 pm

December 16, 2017

Come meet the authors and purchase your autographed copy of the Connor the Cutter book series at this energetic and fun book reading and signing at the Barnes and Noble at Tysons Corner Mall.

 

7851 L. Tysons Corner Center 
McLean, VA 22102 

Book Reading at Franklin's Toy Store, Severna Park, MD, 1 pm

May 20, 2018

Come to Franklin’s Toy Store to enjoy book readings by Scott McBride and other local authors!

Franklin's Toys

558 Ritchie HWY Ste A

Severna Park, MD 21146

Book Unboxing and Signing at Mission BBQ, Gambrills, MD, 7pm - 10pm

August 03, 2018

Come on out to Mission BBQ in Gambrills, MD on Friday, August 3rd, for our FIRST EVER public unboxing of the next book in the Connor the Cutter series, Mystery of the Baffling Blackout. Be the first members of the Courageous Crew to get your hands on this exciting new story. Books will be available for purchase and autographs. We hope to see you there! ⚓️⚓️⚓️

Mission BBQ

2503 Evergreen Road

Gambrills, MD 21054