“It’s me, your biggest nightmare.” That’s how my dad opened our latest conversation. We’ve been talking a lot on the phone and via email lately, partly due to the fact that he and mom are stuck in their house with the coronavirus still wreaking havoc. But also because I’m publishing a book of his memoirs,... Continue Reading →
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!
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 →
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 →
I've set aside my bowl full of cherries and my block of orange rind Muenster cheese to update you a little on the progress of my first screenplay. But don't worry; the Torpedo Juice brand root beer obtained directly from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is nearby in case I get parched. Many of you know that I... Continue Reading →
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to... Continue Reading →
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 →
I'm starting an advertising campaign with Marcus Promotions, placing ads in some of its Footlights programs - the in-theater programs you get at plays and shows in and around Milwaukee. I'd like to thank Angie Mack for helping me get this campaign under way, and the Marcus Promotions design staff for its great work on... Continue Reading →