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Hi, everyone,

Welcome to my web site, where I post information about some of my writing projects.

Well, it’s a new year, and progress is slow on my various projects, but I’ll take that since slow progress is better than no progress.  I am actively working on that short story that I’ve been chipping away at for more than a year. Unlike the other things I’ve written, I’ve been doing this one out of order, a scene here and a scene there, but now I’m assembling what I have in an attempt to get the story completed.  It’s coming along nicely but it’s not quite the Lego-like assembly that I hoped it would be.  And just to drain more time from other things, I recently had an idea for a short story that I have to start writing or I’ll lose it.

I’m also collecting the four “Lost” Sleep Detectives adventures that had been available as Kindle-only novelettes into a collection that I can sell as a paperback at the various shows I attend.  Since the stories are written and three-fourths edited, I plan to have that available in time for Windy City.

And speaking of shows, I will again have a table at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention on April 21st to the 23rd at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, across the parking lot of the Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard, IL.  It’s a great show with a lot of great people attending.

I’m still considering the Indie Author Book Expo on June 24th in Peoria.  Last year’s show was a bust sales-wise but it was a nice day spent with Stephie and all the other vendors there were wonderful.  They tell me that the previous year they had a huge turnout so maybe this year will be a repeat of two years ago rather than last year.

I’ve already signed up for a table at the Southside Comic Book Show on September 16 at the Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights.  It was a nice little show last year and I’m looking forward to it again this year. I had a lot of fun.

And on top of all this, I still administer the Tamale Hut Café Writers Group, which meets at 2pm on the second Saturday of the every month at the Tamale Hut Café, 8300 W. Cermak Road, North Riverside, IL.  Late last year we celebrated our tenth anniversary of regular monthly meetings and recently had one of our best-attended meetings in our history, so we’re still going strong.  Click the link above for more information and please attend if you’re interested in spending an afternoon with some really creative people.

I still regularly attend the THC Presents Reading Series, also at the Tamale Hut Café.  It’s a monthly gathering of writers who like to read their stories aloud and listeners who like to be entertained.  The events are held on one Saturday evening a month (typically a week or two after the Writers Group) and are free to attend.  Please check the web site (or the Tamale Hut site on Facebook) for information about upcoming dates and featured readers.

If you’re here looking for information of the stories I have available, you’re in the right place. My latest published work is Barnstormers Book Two, which you can read about below.  It’s available at Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle.  Details of the other books I have in print are on my Other Books page, and I have some free short stories for you to read on my Short Stories page, including the popular tales of the customers of the Adventure Comics Comics Emporium, and a little piece of fan fiction that I wrote over the COVID summer featuring one of my favorite comedy teams. You can also listen to recordings of my book release events at the Tamale Hut Cafe. Check ’em out here.

Stay healthy. Stay safe. I hope to see you all soon..

Kristina “Kiki” Hansen and Bridget Doyle, undercover ICPO agents, continue their barnstorming tour across the country as they land their red-and-yellow Curtiss Jenny biplane in Chicago, where they have been hired to perform some air stunts over Riverview, a popular amusement park on the north side of the city.

But in 1925, Chicago was a dangerous place, where organized crime ran rampant, and several street gangs with their ruthless leaders fought to control the streets of the city. Add to that the activities of the syndicate run by the mysterious Belgian, and Bridget and Kiki will face more danger than ever before!

The action then moves to St. Louis, where the ladies join the prestigious Marie Meyer Flying Circus, only to again run afoul of the Belgian and his henchmen.Written in the style of the cliffhanger serials that thrilled thousands in the early days of cinema, this volume finds our two intrepid aviatrices facing phony cops and real bullets as they travel across the country in search of adventure.

Barnstormers Book Two is available at Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle.