Great readings last night from Peggy Shinner and Diane Piron-Gelman at Sunday Salon Chicago.

I’m told that there will be free beer and wine at tonight’s reading at City Lit Books (2523 N. Kedzie Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 pm). If you’re going to listen to us writers read our scribblings a little C2H5OH is definitely recommended. http://www.cclapcenter.com/

I’m finally getting around to processing some of the photos I’ve taken over the last ten years. Here’s a fairly recent shot.

The Start of a Photo Project

Friend and author Molia Dumbleton has a website! moliadumbleton.com

I’ll be reading at City Lit Books (2523 N. Kedzie) Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 pm. The featured author is the popular local writer and professor Eric Charles May, reading from his Chicago-set social realist novel Bedrock Faith. More info here- http://www.cclapcenter.com

There’s a really thoughtful review of Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold at Cold Hill Review. Read it here- http://bit.ly/1kVURAY

This coming Thursday at 7:00 pm I’ll be at Prairie Path Books, 303 E. Front St. in Wheaton, for a reading and discussion of crime fiction with Allium Press authors Frances McNamara, D. M. Pirrone, and David J. Walker.

This coming Tuesday at 6:30 pm short story writer extraordinaire Stuart Dybek will be reading and signing at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie in Logan Square.