... into the Woodlawn Tap, that is. Come meet these brilliant Chicago locals discussing their latest work.
At Jimmy's: 1172 E 55th
Demitria Lunetta, In The End
Demitria Lunetta is the author of the YA Sci-fi duology, IN THE AFTER and IN THE END. She holds a BA in Human Ecology and has spent countless hours studying the many ways in which people are capable of bringing about their own destruction. Find her at demitrialunetta.blogspot.com, on twitter @DemitriaLunetta and on Facebook facebook/DemitriaLunettaAuthor.
Kate Hannigan, The Detective's Assistant
Kate Hannigan writes fiction and non-fiction for children. Her historical fiction for middle-graders, THE DETECTIVE'S ASSISTANT (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, April 2015), earned a starred review from Booklist. The first in her CUPCAKE COUSINS series (Disney-Hyperion, May 2014) was named to Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best 2014." Visit her online at KateHannigan.com.
Ben Tanzer, The New York Stories
Ben Tanzer is the author of the books My Father’s House, You Can Make Him Like You, Orphans, Lost in Space, and the upcoming The New York Stories among others. He has also contributed to Punk Planet, Clamor, and Men's Health, directs Publicity and Content Strategy for Curbside Splendor, and can be found online at This Blog Will Change Your Life, the center of his vast, albeit faux, lifestyle empire.
Matt Rowan, Big Venerable
Matt Rowan lives in Chicago, IL, with a talented female writer and two talented chihuahuas. He co-edits Untoward Magazine and serves as fiction editor of ACM: Another Chicago Magazine. He’s author of two story collections, Big Venerable (CCLaP, 2015) and Why God Why (Love Symbol Press, 2013).
Michelle Falkoff, Playlist For the Dead
Michelle Falkoff recently heard an old friend describe her interests to a new friend as involving poker and beef jerky, which is not entirely inaccurate, though that list should also include chocolate. She loves em dashes, semicolons, parentheticals, and the serial comma, but when she teaches writing to first-year law students (her day job) she often tells them that if they need more than one comma, their sentences are too long. Trying to stick to the word limits in Twitter is killing her, but she’s trying: @michellefalkoff. PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD is her first novel.
Joseph G. Peterson, Twilight of the Idiots
Joseph G. Peterson is the author of three novels, Beautiful Piece, Wanted: Elevator Man, Gideon's Confession and of the epic poem, Inside the Whale. He went to the University of Chicago where he received his BA in General Studies. He works in publishing and lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.