May 2022. Unleash Your Imagination is close to Amazon Bestseller status! You can buy it here. Please leave a customer review on Amazon. They are surprisingly important to the success of a book.
April 5, 2022, Surprise, Arizona. Dennis Kleidon's book, Unleash Your Imagination: Transform Your Life was launched today! We are so pleased!
The cover is a clip of one of Dennis's paintings. You can see many paintings and much info about Unleash at www.denniskleidon.com.
May 2022, Surprise, Arizona. Dennis has been invited to do a solo show at the Vista Center for the Arts in Surprise! Along with the paintings, he will be giving two presentations in Vista's large, beautiful auditoriums. It's scheduled for November-December 2022.
April 2021, North Canton, Ohio. We work jointly as judges for the May Show at the Little Gallery in the North Canton Public Library. It is all handled remotely, as is necessary for these pandemic days. Wonderful to see so many good artists' work and hard to choose among them.
January-February, 2021. Dennis's NYC gallery presents a spectacular solo show for him online. We wondered how well this would work, but it was very successful! What a glimpse of the future! It was all organized by Walter Wickiser of the Walter Wickiser Gallery.
November 2019, Surprise, Arizona. Another one-person show at the WHAM Gallery in Surprise. This will feature at least thirty original paintings. The show begins on November 2 and opening reception is November 8. Among the special events that evening will be a speaker from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, in recognition of Taliesin as the inspiration of one series of paintings. Put it on your calendar!
August 2019, New York City. Dennis has scheduled a one-person show to open August 28 at the Walter Wickiser Gallery in the Chelsea Art District in Manhattan. The opening reception will be Sept 5 or 12, TBD. Please join us for the big night!
January 2019, Los Angeles. The LA Art Show, an immense affair at the LA Convention Center, was fabulous (70-,000 to 90,000 attendees). Dennis's paintings were at the Walter Wickiser Gallery booth, and we were there for most days of the show, seeing everything from the world's best paper, made in Japan to last 1,000 years, to the latest in virtual reality. It was such a pleasure to have my cousin, Ginny Nishigaya, come to see the show with her granddaughter, Alex, and a friend .
January 2019, Palm Springs, CA. The El Paseo art gallery district has some wonderful galleries. If you get there, be sure to see them.
November 2018, Providence, RI, for the HWA Conference
It was a great conference with many interesting fellow authors in attendance. I gave two presentations, one about techniques for improving one's writing style and the other about the immensity of change wrought by the Industrial Revolution. Understanding life before this change is essential to any writer of history or historical fiction. I loved doing the research for this presentation and look forward to giving it again.
June 21, 2018: Art Gallery Opening in NYC. Linda arrived from Maine. Great to see her and have her join us for the opening. Our cousin, Stephanie Sauer, attended as well as Steve Ellis, Barbara's brother. We were honored to have Stuart Graff, President & CEO, and Danielle Segura, Vice President & Chief Development Officer of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. It was a GREAT night!
June 20, 2018: Arrived in NYC for the opening of Dennis' show at the Walter Wickiser Gallery. It's in the Cheslea arts district in the middle of more than a hundred galleries.
April 2018: Invited to give TWO presentations at the Historical Writers Association. Will offer one about adding style to your writing and another about the world-changing jolts of the Industrial Revolution.
January, 2018: Invited to speak again at the Historical Writers Conference this fall.
September 2017: Speaking at the Historical Writers Conference. Nice to have an audience member tell me afterwards: "I could tell you were a teacher -- such an organized presentation!"
September 2017: Speaking at the Historical Writers Association Conference. Dennis and I are at the conference in Albuquerque and pitching to a few of the agents in attendance. One has asked to see 1836!
July 2017: Invited to speak at the Historical Writers Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM.
April 2017, the Unicorn Writers Conference. Best result of the Unicorn Writers Conference was meeting Thomas Moore, psychotherapist, former monk, and writer of many popular books, including the New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul. He was a speaker, too, so we met at the pre-conference faculty dinner.
March 2017: Speaking at the Unicorn Writers Conference. One of the writers in my session interrupted me to say that I had really captured the spirit of Patrick O'Brian. Maybe the best compliment of my life!
March 2017: Speaking at the Unicorn Writers Conference.
Just home from the conference in Purchase, NY, a suburb of NYC that editors can reach by train. Lots of editors in attendance, very interesting to learn more about how agents work. One NY agent loves 1836 and has taken it under consideration!
March 25, 2017: Speaking at the Unicorn Writers Conference.
Just home from the conference in Purchase, NY, a suburb of NYC that editors can reach by train. Lots of editors in attendance. It was a thrill to meet Barbara Ellis in person, who has worked with me most of the year as an editor, and Jan Kardys, President of Black Hawk Literary Agency and founder of the Unicorn conference.