Red versus Blue,
Arab versus Jew,
Black versus White,
Silent Night.
A Christmas Poem by Tim Chapman

My first short story collection, Kiddieland and other misfortunes, is finally out. It’s not exactly a stocking stuffer, but I hope some of you will pick it up for your own reading pleasure. I’m pretty proud of it. It’s available (of course) wherever fine books are sold, but if you live in Chicagoland there will be signing parties at bookstores in late January and early February, so you might want to hold off (I know, it’ll be tough) until then.
Kiddieland Is Here!

Beginning January 6th I will begin teaching tai chi chuan classes at Chang’s Martial Arts, 681 N. York Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126. We will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 pm. Tuition is $80 per month, but for those who can’t make class twice a week there is a per class option.
Info here- http://www.changsacademy.com/

Next Tuesday, 12/9, a bunch of us writer types are appearing at the Panera Bread, 1140 Plaza Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173, for a fundraiser to benefit the Love Is Murder mystery convention. We’ll be there from 4 to 8 pm. A good time will be had by all.
Literary Fun At A Local Noshery

So close. I’m almost done with the final edits to “Kiddieland and other misfortunes.” It should be out in just a week or two.
Short Story Collection—Soon!

Three weeks ago. Now that winter’s here, this seems like just a pleasant dream.
http://youtu.be/S2Kv15Cddjw

Read this story by friend and fellow author Molly Dumbleton. Now!
http://bit.ly/1tFefKL

A few years ago I started a tradition of producing a short video for Halloween. Here’s this year’s offering.
http://youtu.be/6nR07vDyqX4

Here’s the possible cover for a short story collection I plan on putting out this year. Any feedback? If you saw it on a shelf in the bookstore would you pick it up to thumb through or pass it by?
Kiddieland Cover Question