Chicago Blues Fest

Chicago’s Blues Fest is usually the first or second weekend in June. I used to go every year, picnic with friends, and get down with one of my favorite genres of music. Then I got published and discovered that Printers Row Book Fest was the same weekend. Goodbye, Blues Fest. Printers Row has since changed its … Read more

Why I’m Writing My Way Around the Genre

TBT# I thought I’d reprint some of my more thoughtful blogposts from years past. There’s a brand new audience of writers and authors who’ve never seen them. And, by George or Georgia, they should! Hope you like this one.   Some readers read mainly one genre. Romance, for example. Or historicals. Or Sci-fi. The genres … Read more

“Killer Siblings” — The SUH Case Is Back This Weekend

Every few years, a true crime case captures the interest and imagination of the people who follow true crime. Chicago’s Suh family seems to be one of those cases. For the second or third time in a decade, a true crime TV series, this time Oxygen TV’s series “Killer Siblings” is revisiting the gruesome case … Read more

The Paperback Annex is Live!

  Ebooks are great, but I still love paperbacks, and I bet a lot of you do, too. To pick up a book and thumb through it makes it more of an “event,” and good luck trying to quickly find a passage that you want to reread. And if it’s a SIGNED BOOK… I’m delighted … Read more