Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Living Wills

I've been getting e-mails for the past few months wondering why Chicago Radio Spotlight has been on hiatus this long. Robert Feder explained it well this morning in his Time Out Chicago column...

"Two former Chicago radio producers, Rick Kaempfer and Brendan Sullivan, have co-written The Living Wills, a novel about “a split-second decision made 30 years ago and the ripple effects it caused.” Harnessing the power of collaborative creativity, the two improvised the book’s three interweaving story lines. Set for release December 1 by Eckhartz Press, it’s available online at eckhartzpress.com. Kaempfer, whose previous novel, $everance, was a brilliant satire about the radio business, also writes an impressive series of blogs, including the Chicago Radio Spotlight."

That was very kind of Mr. Feder to write.

For those of you not familiar with my co-author Brendan Sullivan, he was a producer for Jonathon Brandmeier's show for many years. He has had a very interesting pre-radio and post-radio career, and I'll be featuring him here on Chicago Radio Spotlight in 2012. Also, one more radio connection to this book is the cover design. It was done by artist Jon Langford, a frequent contributor to WXRT.