Thursday, January 17, 2008

A few items of potential interest...

Don't worry--another interview is coming on Sunday, but I have a few items of interest for all of you radio fans.

This is an article I wrote for Shore Magazine about the battle for the female radio audience in Chicago: New Dawn in Morning Radio. It features quotes from Melissa Forman and her staff, Eric Ferguson, Kathy Hart, Tommy Edwards and more.

Also, for those of you in the Naperville area, I'll be appearing at Anderson's Bookshop (123 W. Jefferson) on Thursday night January 24th at 7pm, along with my good friend and fellow author, Kim Strickland. We'll be reading from our respective books (Severance, Wish Club), signing them, and telling the highly unusual story of how two kids from the suburbs met in college, ended up on the same radio show in Champaign, remained friends after college, but never realized the other person was a closet writer until our debut novels came out within a week of each other...more than twenty years later.

If you're a Cubs fan, you may want to check out my new website: Just One Bad Century. It's my tribute to the 100th anniversary since the last Cubs World Series championship--and features lots of stories, audio, and video about the Cubs, focusing on Cubs history. (New stories every weekday). Our first YouTube video: Harry rips Cracker Jacks is getting lots of hits.

I'll be on with Jerry Agar on WLS Friday January 18th at 10:30 to talk about the site, and with fellow die-hard Cubs fan Bob Sirott on WGN Tuesday January 22nd at 12:40.

And thank you Robert Feder of the Chicago Sun Times for your mention of this blog and my others in your column on Friday.