Monday, September 26, 2016


The ever beautiful Noemi Perez and the gruff but likeable Eli Diaz showed up to hear me get up to the podium and read the current installment of TIME CLOWN. I worked with Noemi and Eli on a film by the versatile yet huggable Will Adams, STEP OFF THE BLOCK. It was because of this film that we all started getting work on the Dick Wolf shows filming here. CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO MED, CHICAGO PD, and the newest, CHICAGO JUSTICE. Here are the photos. Noemi and Eli sat in the back row, worried that the crowd closer to me would throw rotten fruit when I read.

Friday, September 23, 2016


Little did I know that there is the body of a man who was executed buried near the silos, at least in the world of CHICAGO PD. This past Wednesday, the episode was called "The Silos". They held grain until a fire in 1987 left them both condemned. I call them the Damen Silos because there are right off the Damen Avenue bridge and I'm one to believe that everything should have a cool name. Here are some photos I took last October.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Purchased from eBay with apologies from the original owner, I bought a copy of THE HOLY TERROR. But I really wanted what came with it, a copy of GRUE#7, which has my story "I Am The American Dream" in it and of which I somehow do not have a copy. ALSO!!!!! A letter to Alan Clark from me on my original manual typewriter letterhead. ALSO!!! A flyer to join the Guardian Angels.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


I didn't have anything to sell, but I do try to run into as many people as I can with businesses cards people can use as bookmarks. This year I ran into Mark K. Braun, who has put a great deal of work into formatting the upcoming RAPID TRANSIT: 30 years of short fiction by Crossroad Press. He introduced me to Laura Enright, author of TO TOUCH THE SUN. I also ran into Jay Bonansinga and Jill Norton. Took me awhile to get the photos onto my computer.

Monday, June 13, 2016


I attended PR a few days back and intend to post photos in a few days, but I never told the story of when my writer friend David Bain and his daughter drove here from Indiana, picked me up, and we printed up tickets for several events during the day.

While we were doing this, David's daughter walked around the room and looking at everyone using the computers. 9AM on a Saturday. Needless to say, she mentioned to us that there were so many people watching what looked like porn that she came back over and stood by us.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Walker Stalker Con

I was able to get in for free as I was given a media pass, and I'm hoping to sell an article to FANGORIA or some other magazine because I am a whore as all writers are. But there are some wonderful people I met. Michael Rooker, somewhat of a legend here. Christian Serratos, who plays Rosita on THE WALKING DEAD, and incredibly, RJ Mittre, who played Jr. on BREAKING BAD. He has cerebral palsy on his left side, me on my right. We hugged and teared up a little. We both agreed that it was "bad doctors" that made us the way we are. We share a secret.