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Chicago, IL
About Me:
I like my eggs with cheese. I also write short plays and short stories.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Editor
Books And Authors I Like:
So many to list! I average about 50 books and 300 short stories a year. I mainly read mystery and horror. Favorite authors include: Dennis Lehane, Neil Gaiman, Daniel Woodrell, Carl Hiaasen, Dashiell Hammett, Joe R. Lansdale, Jim Thompson, Elmore Leonard, Charles Bukowski, Harlan Ellison, Walter Mosley, David Goodis, F. Paul Wilson, John Steinbeck, James Lee Burke, Stephen King, James M. Cain, Bentley Little, Lawrence Block and Donald Westlake (under any name).
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Again, so many to list! I average about 250 movies a year and they include a bit of everything. I love film noir, horror and the Marx Brothers. Favorites include: Duck Soup, Escape From New York, The Maltese Falcon, Basket Case, True Romance, Bringing Up Baby, Bride of Frankenstein, King Kong, Wings of Desire, Hannah and Her Sisters, Out of the Past, An American Werewolf in London, Jaws, Creepshow, Freaks, Barton Fink, The Thin Man Series, The Bob Hope/Bing Crosby Road Series and a lot of stuff on Turner Classic Movies. As for TV, I try to catch "30 Rock" when it's on, but otherwise I watch stuff when it comes out on DVD. In the past there's been "Buffy," "Angel," "Veronica Mars," "Cheers" and "The X Files." And through it all "The Simpsons," "The Twilight Zone" and Wrestling.

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The Rustle of Bed Sheets and One Lost Cow


Very nice news -

My short story, “The Rustle of Bed Sheets and One Lost Cow,” is up today at the very fine webzine THE BIG ADIOS (which is published by the very admirable folks at One Eye Press).

This is the second story in my Whispering Gulch series. The first story, “…


Posted on November 6, 2013 at 3:10am

Tales of the Twinkling Twilight

My show, TALES OF THE TWINKLING TWILIGHT, starts previews tomorrow and will run through November at Raven Theatre in Chicago.


Fridays at 8:00

Saturdays at 8:00

Sundays at 3:30


TALES OF THE TWINKLING TWILIGHT is a collection of 10 Short Plays about spacemen, werewolves, outlaws and angels that inhabit a world that dances in the absurd, the surreal and the just plain silly.  They want what we all want: human connection, love, acceptance and some…


Posted on October 31, 2012 at 2:21am



I haven't mentioned this yet, but I had a new book come out in June. 


It's called A BUCKET OF BOOBS and it's available on Kindle!


Here are a few details:


Working girls. 


Sometimes with a heart of gold, sometimes with a heart of coal and sometimes just showing up late to the party,…


Posted on September 27, 2011 at 7:34am

Another New Noir Fest


Another New Noir Fest.

Once again I had far too many movies piled up on both the DVR and my “To Be Watched” Shelves and a lot of those were film noirs that I’d never seen. Combine that with The Film Noir Foundation bringing their Noir City Film Festival back to Chicago and… time for a three-week marathon.

Here’s the list of what I watched, you can scroll through my blog to see what I had to say about each film.

My blog is here:… Continue

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 1:43am

Robert B. Parker R.I.P.

Mystery writer Robert B. Parker died yesterday at the age of 77. He was just “sitting at his desk.” Not a bad way to go for a writer that put out 3 books a year, who wrote 5 to 10 pages a day.

He was one of the great ones, one of those writers that gave the private-eye novel several standards that we take for granted now (the dangerous, possible psycho sidekick ala Hawk comes to mind). And if he didn’t invent a new element, he certainly made it popular.

I haven’t read a… Continue

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 4:55am

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At 4:19pm on February 23, 2008, Simon Wood said…
Hey John,

How's it going...
At 8:57am on February 22, 2008, robert walker said…
Yo John, how's tricks, my friend? Great to hear from you and hope all is well with you and yours. I was in for Love is Murder where I WON something! The Lovey Award for Shadows in White City -- for best hYstery mYstery or historical horror in a sense, hystorical suspense. You know me, crossing genres.
On cloud nine over the win. Check it out at
Hey@and great to hear from you, John! I still think your the funniest man writing.

rob walker
At 8:27am on February 22, 2008, JackBludis said…
Great favorites over generations.

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