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.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Bad Grammar Theater, February 2017

Hosted by Brendan Detzner and stories read by the usual suspects. Alexei Collier, Harold Holt, Angelica Julia Davila, Michael Penkas, Maggie Wagner, and Rhiannon Hardy.










Friday, March 3, 2017

Forte Framing

This is where the Bad Grammar readings have been going on for the past nine months. Jude Mire and his wife, artist Jill Cooper, moved to Nova Scotia and left the place in the hands of their daughter Jessica. I thought it time to show off the place before posting the BGT photos for February. 2200 West North Avenue in Wicker Park if you are in the area.