Interested in Short Stories?
Hey, who isn’t! And here is your opportunity to ask questions and learn from some of Chicago’s best writers of short stories. Tim Chapman, author of the amazing short story collection Kiddieland and other misfortunes, invited Libby Fischer Hellmann, Diane Piron-Gelman and me to join him for a discussion and book signing event on Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 3–5 p.m. at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130, (708) 771‑7243. All of the authors will have books available for purchase and signing. I will have copies of Splatterlands, New Traditions in Terror, and DeathGrip 3: It Came From the Cinema, as well as my novel One Man’s Castle. Don’t miss out! Like fine wines, short stories are your chance to sample great writing and discover new authors. Hope to see you there!
“J. Michael Major’s debut One Man’s Castle is a kaleidoscopic noir that grabs a reader and carries them away in a fever dream of twisted, mordant suspense. Reminiscent of the works of James Cain and Jim Thompson—perhaps if they were under the influence of LSD—this crazy quilt of crime, horror, and psychological weirdness is an incredibly impressive first novel, as well as a crackling great read.”
—Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor