Thanks to everyone who came out to Viewpoint Books in Columbus on Saturday, Aug. 12! My wife, Kimberly S. Hoffman, and I had a great time meeting people and talking books. We will be back at Viewpoint next Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I'll have both of my books available: "Wicked Columbus, Indiana,"... Continue Reading →
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 →
I don't know who posted it, but apparently someone has decided that Buddy Schumacher is worthy of an entry on Wikipedia. No, I didn't post it, although I may have added a few sentences. Go here to check it out; I have a feeling the entry will evolve. Now, when do I get an entry... Continue Reading →
Did you know that a record company based in Gary, Indiana, was the first U.S. distributor of Beatles records? That same label also had such legendary artists as the Four Seasons, Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker. That company, Vee-Jay Records was owned by the husband/wife team of Vivian Carter and James C. Bracken. I... Continue Reading →
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.
I am fortunate to be a member of Leadership Johnson County (Indiana) this year. The program is a nine-month, intense program designed to enhance leadership skills among residents and employees in leadership positions within their companies. I've worked in Johnson County the past 15 years as special publications editor at the Daily Journal newspaper. I... Continue Reading →
Who doesn't love saving money at this time of year? From now through the end of 2015, you can get an autographed copy of "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher" at the ridiculously low price of $15 (shipping and tax included). List retail price is $19.99. Send a check for $15 per... 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!
The house that Art and Florence Schumacher moved into in 1927, about two years after their son's death, is on the market for only the second time since Art moved out in 1969 to spend his final years at a nursing home. The house has had only three owners total. This is also the house... Continue Reading →