Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

FIRST LOOK AT MY SCAR BACK IN 1990



In between Cast #4 and Cast #5, I was told to air out my scar and give my arm some rest, as by the time it was all over I had been wearing casts for 291 days. Here I am at the World Horror Convention in Nashville, March of 1990. A year after being hit by the car.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

FIFTY YEARS SINCE THE HUMBOLDT PARK RIOTS: THE INTERSECTION WHERE I GREW UP



Crystal Street, where I lived as a kid, would be behind the smoke in the first photo. I'm including the Wikipedia article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Park_riot

https://youtu.be/lmo7MP7fUxo


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

[the big click], published by Nick Mamatas, the complete collection

Nick had me write a copy story for the July 2012 issue. Recently he sent all the contributors a link and the download. Here's the link, I hope it gets you guys to the entire run.

http://www.thebigclickmag.com/

Friday, May 19, 2017

THE SOURCE OF THE REST OF MY FRANKENSTEIN BODY

No need to mention my being hit by the car in 1989, but last summer my niece Ashley took a great photo of me with the sun on the huge scar on my left forearm. Underneath the scar is part nothing, just nothing. The closer to my wrist you get, the doctors were able to get a chunk of my right hip bone inside to keep my arm working. I have no circulatory system and I can only type with one finger, but hey, it's something. Remind me to tell you about Streator sometime.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

THE SOURCE OF MY CEREBRAL PALSY

Here's the best photo I've had taken where you can see the dent in my skull from where the doctors drilled into my skull about seventeen minutes after I was born. I'd like to say I was baptized for fear of death, but that isn't my name and the date is a month off.


Friday, May 12, 2017

MY WORK FOR PENTHOUSE, 25 YEARS GONE





If I've aged in 25 years, I wonder how well the ladies here have been. Married. Kids. This was the month of my final sale to Penthouse, they switched editors who then brought their own stable of writers along. So my days of being paid a dollar a word were gone. But I sure made a lot of money between July of 1991 and May of 1992.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

THE BOOKS OF BRENDAN BGT DETZNER

I did promise awhile back that I'd post the covers of all of Brendan's books up on my website and now is as good a time as any, seeing as I'll never be able to go to the new location for the readings. Brendan has a Patreon (whatever that is), and a podcast (I sort of know what that is), has taught with Chicago Public Schools (which makes him 100% better than most of you mooks), and will probably have another book out by the time I finish this post. Everyone reading this, please continue to support Bad Grammar Theater.




Saturday, April 29, 2017

RAPID TRANSIT VOLUME ONE IS LIVE

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Google. Possibly Apple and Kobo, you guys will have to check. My gratitude to David Dodd and David Wilson and everybody at Crossroad Press.