My schedule is set for Imaginarium Convention in Louisville Oct. 7-9. Below are the sessions that I've been chosen to serve on as a panel expert. The event is centered entirely around creative writing, including the worlds of books, movies, gaming, music, and comics/graphic novels. It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Click... Continue Reading →
Photos from the White River library program
Thanks to everyone who came out to my program on Feb. 3 at the White River branch of the Johnson County Public Library. Here are a few photos to prove it really happened.
Author’s Fair this Saturday!
I'm looking forward to participating in an author's fair at the Bartholomew County Public Library in Columbus, Indiana, this Saturday! Authors will give readings from their works, whether prose or poetry, every 15-20 minutes. I'll be reading from 12:15-12:30 p.m. Stop by if you can!
Screenplay update – The beginning and ending start to unfold
Learning how to write a screenplay, then fitting my story into the format, is fascinating. I haven't actually started putting any text into the fancy screenplay-writing software I purchased yet. But, I've been going over the parts of the Syd Field book, "Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting" that I marked up in yellow highlighter, and... Continue Reading →
They didn’t have this stuff in 1925
Have you ever heard the phrase "This is the best thing since sliced bread?" Well, in 1925, they couldn't say that. Because there was no store-bought sliced bread in America. That's one of the interesting little factoids I came across today while doing research for my screenplay adaptation of my book, "Murder in Wauwatosa: The... Continue Reading →
John C. Pritzlaff: From penniless immigrant to hardware tycoon
Researching real can be real cool. In digging around for information for my upcoming screenplay adaptation of my book, "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher," I've come across a real cool story of an immigrant who came to this country broke and ended up building a virtual hardware empire in Milwaukee. John C.... Continue Reading →
Middle-schooler’s book report on “Murder in Wauwatosa”
OK, this is totally cool. We now have access to the first known book report on "Murder in Wauwatosa," and it's fantastic! Longfellow Middle School student Katie Scallon did a book report on "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher" and put together a slide show with music for her presentation. I also... Continue Reading →
Local Author Fair – Greenwood, Indiana
Come see me, and 20 other local authors, at the Greenwood Public Library Local Author Fair on Nov. 9, 2013, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library, 310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, Indiana. A wide variety of authors will be represented at the event, held in conjunction with the library's Friends of the Greenwood... Continue Reading →
We’re as big as ‘Iron Man 3’
Well.. maybe not. But my presentation at the Yes Cinema on Monday night is being promoted along with that Robert Downey Jr. hit on Yes promotional material. Oh, and "Much Ado About Nothing" also gets its due on this poster: I'm looking forward to the presentation!
Special guests for Yes Cinema presentation unveiled
I am happy to announce the identities of two special guests who have graciously agreed to help out with the Yes Cinema presentation on August 19. Detective Lieutenant Mike Ward with the Columbus Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division will speak on the updates in investigative tools police have at their disposal today that they may not have had... Continue Reading →