I've been debating whether to take "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher" and turn it into a narrative nonfiction (or creative nonfiction) book, and perhaps beyond that a screenplay. This genre of book basically is rooted in fact, but reads like fiction. My book right now reads like a documentary. To achieve... Continue Reading →
I just got an email from Judi Parmeter, with the Wauwatosa Senior Center, where I will be speaking in March. She said that the Contemporary Book group from the center has read "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher" and conducted a discussion on it. I provided a few discussion questions for them,... Continue Reading →
Here is a new press release I'll be sending out shortly. I think it better enlightens folks to the fact that there is more in this book than just the story of a boy who was killed a long time ago. I've had people come up to me after programs telling me that the most... Continue Reading →
I've now got a listing on Authors Database, a website which (believe it or not) provides a database of authors. Yes, indeed. Anyway, it's a growing site, and I'm happy to be able to have a profile on it. Plus, it's got those cool gold stars in its logo. To see my profile on this... Continue Reading →
It was a cold and windy night. My wife and I entered the Yes Cinema in downtown Columbus, Indiana, with intent to distribute ... one of my books to one of my favorite comedians. We'd seen Tim Cavanagh in Columbus once before, but I'd been listening to his funny songs and comedy for years prior on... Continue Reading →
These photos were taken, and apparently one was manipulated, by Mark Freeland, a fantastic photographer who lives in Franklin, Indiana, on Feb. 1, 2013 at the Johnson County Museum of History in Franklin. The museum has my book available in its gift shop. All copies are autographed. Thanks, Mark!
On the morning of Feb. 2, I noticed the book hit a best-seller's list that I don't recall seeing it on previously. We may have been there at one time, but if we were, I didn't see it. Anyway, we hit No. 77 on Amazon's Midwest American History Book list. So, I guess that's a... Continue Reading →