Tuesday, March 28, 2017

APPEARANCE ON CHICAGO MED

Two different scenes, one filmed around 8AM and the other closer to 6PM. A rerun of an episode I filmed near Buckingham Fountain last September.






Sunday, March 19, 2017

THE PAGE IN MY WORD PROCESSOR GATHERING DUST FOR 28 DAYS

because I was hit by that damn car 28 years ago this past Saturday. Back in the day, some fans and even other writers would ask me to sign the book again in the same place where I had stopped typing the morning I left for a doctor's appointment and didn't come back for awhile. So this is the page, along with a few reminder photos from 18 MAR 89.




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

RIP KAROLINA STEPEK: POLISH COP, PINK NINJA




So Mort Castle invited me, years ago, to speak to the kids at Columbia downtown. That's Mort with the moustache next to David Bainbridge. Mort has written dozens of books and edited On Writing Horror, and I am a part of that. I talked about my dad having been a cop and that is why so many of my stories were really based on events my dad and his partners had to deal with over the course of their careers.

Karolina attended that class and was also a cop and we became friends. She got cancer and I would call her while she was getting her chemo treatments. I visited her on Christmas Eve of 2015 after she had received word that there was a bone marrow match from someone in France. Unfortunately, the match did not take, though for 89 days, everything seemed to be going good. We all know the end to cancer stories.

Karolina died two weeks ago Sunday. She was 40 years old. And had the most beautiful eyes.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

TIME CLOWN: BOOK TWO

Just saying that I started my second Office Max pad of Time Clown stories. This month at Bad Grammar Theater we'll be hearing about Time Clown's meeting with Chemo-Puppy and the Fomo Mofo. Note: I often get my ideas from late night television.