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Win a copy of my newest book, Songs from the Well


On my way downtown, to chant Chenrezig with our Tibetan Buddhist group, I got a call from Java John Goldacker. Photographer, artist, radio personality, and illustrator of Bud the Spud and River Dragon. As I was passing the studios of WFIT, no less. What timing! He wanted to know if I could pop in to discuss Songs from the Well, which is already an Amazon bestseller (ranked #9) after just one day. (Buy it here.) Remember, 100% of the profits go to the Cancer Care Center Foundation of Brevard. See below for more information.

Java John doesn't know what to say. His wife, Jenn, died of cancer too.

Java John doesn’t know what to say. His wife, Jenn, died of cancer too.

Could I? Chanting could wait, I thought. Let’s do some good in real time, right now and, what do you know, the truck had already turned into the studio parking lot. Smart truck.

We discussed Songs from the Well, Lee, and love and loss and, of course, music. And you can hear it Saturday night, 4/20/13 in the 7:00 hour, on WFIT 89.5 FM or at

And I got to pick one of Lee’s favourite songs for the show. You’ll have to tune in to find which one. And I got to choose which Brevard Busking Coalition song too. NOT one Java John’s ever played before. Which one? Tune in to find out!

First one to post the answer to either will win a free copy of the book. Please post the answers in the comment section here or use the contact form on the homepage of

What one person said, and I agree:

Want to do something to directly help families dealing with cancer?
Struggling yourself or know someone coping with the serious illness or loss of a loved one?
Have five bucks to share?

Buy this book.

Songs from the Well: A Memoir of Love and Grief, from award-winning poet and author Adam Byrn Tritt, is the remarkable chronicle of his love for his wife, Lee, his sudden and heartbreaking loss of her to brain cancer, and his struggle to find a way back to life. It is based on essays, blog postings, and poetry that he created throughout his relationship with her and in the time since her passing. His hope is that his experiences will help others grappling with a loved one’s serious illness or loss, as well as their friends and families. 100% of the author’s proceeds from the book are being donated to the Cancer Care Centers Foundation, which helps patients and families dealing with cancer.


Bud the Spud named Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll for Best Children’s Book Published During 2012!


"Smithcraft Press is pleased to announce that our Mensch-in-Chief, Adam Byrn Tritt, has won the Preditors & Editors™ Readers' Poll for Best Children's Book published during 2012! Bud the Spud was honored with reader comments like, "Gruesome fun—the illustrations are mind bending and the words tell a story that everyone needs to hear" and "Incredible book! what a great way to teach kids the benefits of activity and the draw backs to being a couch potato!" THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED, AND CONGRATULATIONS, ADAM!"

I could not have said it better myself. So, if you still don't have your copy of Bud the Spud, what are you waiting for?

“Bud the Spud” book signing at Creative Energy in Melbourne, Florida.


Saturday,October 13th, 2012, noon to 2pm, I will be reading and signing copies of Bud the Spud, as well as my other books, at Creative Energy in Historic Downtown Melbourne.

Here is the Facebook link for the event.

And here is a map to the event.

There. You have run out of excuses.

High Praise fromForeWord Book Reviews


From the bright and brilliant folk at ForeWord

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle would be proud! Young Bud, a couch potato if there ever was one, literally fulfills his destiny after eating binges in front of the tube and no exercise … and lives to regret it. A very macabre tale with three alternate endings providing various degrees of disgust. Kids will love the gruesome, psychedelically rendered details—and likely learn an important lesson. Funny and supremely gross. Ages four and up.

Meet Me in Sandy Eggo!!!


San Diego, September 8th at 3pm, I’ll be signing copies of Bud the Spud. But I’m leaving my potato gun at home. (But since I am coming from afar, you might want to ask the good folks at Mysterious Galaxy to grab a copy for you, in case the TSA considers my stack of books a potential terrorist threat.)

I’ll have copies of my other books too, so come on out if you are in the area. If you aren’t, well, I’m flying there, so what’s your excuse?

Here is the Mysterious Galaxy Books website for the event.

Here is the event Facebook page.

A Gratifying Email I Received This Morning


Nice getting your book in the paper (Florida Today) Sunday. I had my son watch your book’s video. Then I told him to pick a vegetable. He does not eat vegetables at all. We have been battling this issue forever. Wonder of wonders, he picked corn. A real break through. Thank you.

Adam Byrn Tritt is Interviewed on “The Writer’s Block”


Obviously, you will want to bookmark the page and read it again and again on those cold lonely nights.

And I am honoured for “Bud” to appear next to my nomination for the 2012 Black Weblog Award.
At least I think it’s my nomination. Must be. I keep telling you all I’m not white. 
The Interview is here.