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 →
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!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get... Continue Reading →
A letter I received via email the other day regarding the book: December 13, 3012 Dear Paul Hoffman, Thank you for writing your book about Buddy Schuhmacher. I found it at Sam's Club about 10 days ago and bought one for myself and my family and one for a book club book exchange. It... Continue Reading →
I just checked the Author Central site at Amazon and saw that my book has taken a massive leap up the charts. As of this very hour, "Murder in Wauwatosa" is ranked No. 63,324 out of more than 8 million books. We only ended one day higher than this (38,028 on Sept. 23). So, this... Continue Reading →
It's finally time to exhale. After a couple of months of book signings, talks and several trips to the Milwaukee area, my schedule (where my book is concerned anyway) has finally settled down just a bit. We had 11 author events in the past three months, highlighted by a three-suburb, one-day tour in the Milwaukee... Continue Reading →
An update on things: A great time was had by all at the MARN gig on August 1, when I worked on my speech making and image presenting skills. Thanks again to Mark Mantel for heading this up. Advice to authors: Schedule a family reunion for a small town shortly after your release date. More advice... Continue Reading →
Today (July 31) at 10 a.m. Central time, 11 a.m. Eastern: Listen to me discuss the Buddy Schumacher book on WUWM (NPR station) 89.7 FM in Milwaukee. Or use your computer to listen online. Frankly, I hope they took out all my "ums" and goof-ups. We did the interview Monday and it's been edited. I've... Continue Reading →