Hawking My Wares (yet again)

I’ll be at the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago this weekend signing books. This year I’m at the Society of Midland Authors booth on Saturday from noon to 2:00. Nothing new; just my first novel and my short story collection, but I’ve got a bunch of copies sitting around here to get rid of. I’m gonna “stack ‘em deep and sell ‘em cheap!” All you folks who’ve supported me by reading my work, thank you! I’m working on two new novels and a short story, but they won’t be finished by Saturday.  ;^)  If you haven’t read my stuff yet, please stop by the booth and pick up a book.

FYI, Kiddieland and other misfortunes is available as an audio book from iTunes, Amazon, Audible, etc. as well as in paperback and eBook.

Good Stuff for your Earholes! (and a special offer)

This thing is now available as an audio book! Listen to short stories while you drive, eat lunch, etc. The possibilities are endless. Well, maybe not endless, but there are several places where listening to Kiddieland and other misfortunes would be a pleasurable experience, AND in a blatant ploy to get new users, Amazon is giving Kiddieland away FREE (hah!) when you sign up for Audible, their earhole massage service.  Here’s a link.

New Name, Same Great Taste


Chang’s Academy in Elmhurst is now Elmhurst Martial Arts. We even have an attractive new logo signifying the concept of wu wei (not doing) which can be thought of as effortless or harmonious action.

Tai chi classes are still Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9 am
681 N. York in Elmhurst (across from Mariano’s & Starbucks)
For directions and pricing  contact ElmhurstMartialArts.com

Help Fight Diabetes!

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Try a martial art and help a worthy cause! We will be giving trial lessons all day on December 10th. A five-dollar contribution enables you to try a class in any of the styles we offer: Taekwondo for adults and children, Modern Arnis, or Tai Chi Chuan.

All money collected goes directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Tai Chi Chuan at 10:00
Modern Arnis at 11:00
Kids’ Taekwondo at 12:00 (Lil’ Dragons and Juniors)
Adult Taekwondo at 1:00
Promotion Exam at 2:00 (visitors are welcome to stay)

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people by funding research, advocating for government support of research, ensuring new therapies come to market and engaging the community. JDRF has more than 100 U.S. locations and six international affiliates. They’ve funded nearly $2 billion in research to date.

Chang’s Martial Arts Academy
681 N. York Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-903-6064

“I’ve had Type 1 Diabetes since I was eleven years old. Living with Diabetes is not easy or pleasant, but it is a manageable. With diet, exercise, and medication, diabetics can live full, productive lives. I’m proof! Someday we will be able to prevent or even cure diabetes, perhaps within my lifetime! Diabetes is the primary reason my parents got me involved with martial arts as a kid. The martial arts have helped me in countless ways throughout my life. Now my school allows me to share what I’ve enjoyed and benefitted from with others.”
– Chuck Westcott, Owner/Instructor Elmhurst Martial Arts