Author Homecoming: Robert Hensley Reads from his book, Leo’s Love Story

DATE:                  Monday, April 29, 2013

TIME:                   6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

SCHEDULE:          6:30 – 7:00 PM   Reading

                            7:00 – 7:30 PM   Discussion on Bullying

                            7:30 – 8:00 PM   Meet & Greet/Signing

VENUE:                Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville

                            299 S. Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, PA 15425


Fayette County native and author, Robert Hensley, visits the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville to read from his young adult novella, Leo’s Love Story, and host a candid discussion about bullying and how we can prevent it in our classrooms, schools, and educational facilities. Open to all ages, this Author Homecoming is a must-attend event for parents and teachers.

A limited number of books will be available for retail and signing.
Author/playwright Robert Hensley did a phone interview yesterday on Conversations LIVE to discuss his literary journey and his young adult novella LEO'S LOVE STORY. If you missed it, you can listen to it here: 
If you missed Robert Hensley's visit to ON THE SET WITH JASPER COLE on -- the link to his segment of the show is now available! 

Listen HERE!
If you have questions about LEO'S LOVE STORY -- or you just want to talk on the radio -- your chance is coming on Friday, March 30! Stay close for more information about Robert Hensley's visit to "On the Set with Jasper Cole" on Global Voices Broadcasting. Set your alarms -- put it on the calendar -- don't miss it!

Robert will be talking about LEO'S LOVE STORY, his personal journey from bullied youth to where he is today -- and he'll be talking about the IndieGoGo campaign to fund his new dark comedy's stage debut!

If you want more information about Robert's new play, "Death, Life and a Creme-filled Center," click HERE!

Leo's brothers and sisters are coming out of the folio this week for a staged reading!

DEATH LIFE AND A CREME-FILLED CENTER is a collection of short scenes and a one-act play that I had been working on at the same time as LEO'S LOVE STORY. I am producing a staged reading of this collection with Veronica Alicino on Friday, February 24 at 7PM at Meta Theatre in Los Angeles. Directed by Tim Hill (Alvin & the Chipmunks, HOP) and starring Tony-nominee Valarie Pettiford (Jumping the Broom), Lindsay Frame, Ben Caron and Rick Pasqualone, this will be the first public reading of this material.

If you're in Los Angeles this week and want to drop by, send me a message to confirm that we still have seats!

It came to my attention that there was a format issue with the e-reader file for LEO'S LOVE STORY when you downloaded it for your Kindle -- like anywhere that there should have been a double-L, there was just the single L. Funny, but disconcerting to read! 

That has now been fixed! Yay! 

If anyone has purchased a digital e-reader version of LEO'S LOVE STORY that is missing some L's, please send me an email and I will send you a corrected copy. 

How would you like to start off the New Year with a FREE -- yes, FREE -- signed copy of Leo’s Love Story. The response to the story of Leo, Adam and Anabel has been really great, and we want to spread the word! Valentine's Day is coming up and this is the perfect time to push this tale of teen romance. 

If you haven’t yet read Leo’s Love Story, but would like an opportunity to earn signed copy of Leo’s Love Story, and get a sneak peek of my next book, I have a challenge for you. Here are the details:

• Get three friends to buy either eReader or physical copies of Leo’s Love Story. They can order directly from, or they can visit to purchase from the website. (Message me with your friends’ names and their order confirmation numbers)
• Post three status updates promoting Leo’s Love Story on your Facebook or Twitter profile before Valentine’s Day.
• When you’ve completed the above, send me a message with your shipping address and I will send you a signed copy of Leo’s Love Story – no charge.

It's really that simple! You help promote Leo's Love Story for Valentine's Day -- and you get a Free Signed copy! 
I can't help but feel a little like Leo -- I'm going to back in my hometown for two weeks over the holidays. Every time that I am there, I feel out of place all over again -- not because I'm treated differently, although I am sometimes -- but because things change. No matter how often I go back to visit, it always feels like a million years have passed and the world kept going without me. 

If you're in the Pittsburgh area and have read LEO'S LOVE STORY, send me a message! I would love to hear from you . I will be speaking with some local booksellers while I'm in town, so I will keep you posted if we get stocked in the hometown market! 

Have a Happy Holiday -- wherever the season may take you! 
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I can't help but wonder if sex and sexual orientation didn't carry the stigmatism that they do, if it would be easier to educate people? I think that books, films, and television shows that break boundaries and show the public that sex isn't dirty and that orientation is just the way it is -- has and will continue to be -- that we might be able to change the world  and end this epidemic. 

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