Live Author Reading

Join us for a live author reading on September 6th at 5:00 pm! This event will be hosted and recorded by Booked Podcast and will feature Richard Thomas, Jac Jemc, Ben Tanzer, and Brandon Tietz. Check them out here!

Richard Thomas is the author of five books: Disintegration, Transubstantiate, Herniated Roots, Staring Into the Abyss and Four Corners. His over 100 stories in print include Cemetery Dance, PANK, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Midwestern Gothic, Arcadia, Pear Noir, Chiral Mad 2, and Shivers VI. Visit for more information. He is also the editor of The New Black, a collection of twenty neo-noir stories exemplifying the best authorscurrently writing in this dark sub-genre.  

Jac Jemc's first collection of stories, A Different Bed Every Time, is forthcoming from Dzanc Books in October 2014. Her novel, My Only Wife  was named a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. She is also the author of a chapbook of stories, These Strangers She'd Invited In (Greying Ghost Press).  She is the poetry editor at decomP and web nonfiction editor for Hobart. She'll be reading from her new story collection, A Different Bed Everytime. 

Ben Tanzer is the author of the books My Father’s House, You Can Make Him Like You, Lost in Space, Four Fathers, which he co-authored with Dave Housley, BL Pawelek, and Tom Williams, and Orphans, which won the 24th Annual Midwest Book Award in Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal, among others. He also 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. He will be reading from Four Fathers, a collection of thought-provoking, heartfelt essays on fatherhood. 

Brandon Tietz is the author of Out of Touch and Good Sex, Great Prayers. His short stories have been widely published, appearing as such print works as Warmed & Bound, Spark, and most recently, the Burnt Tongues anthology, which was co-edited by Richard Thomas and Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club. Tietz also serves as a regular contributor for He lives in Kansas City. Visit him at He will be reading from his new novel, Good Sex, Great Prayers. 



Event date: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
60647 Chicago
The New Black Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940430041
Published: Dark House Press - May 13th, 2014

A Different Bed Every Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936873531
Published: Dzanc Books - October 14th, 2014

Four Fathers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941462003
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Published: Cobalt Press - June 1st, 2014

Good Sex, Great Prayers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781780995304
Published: Perfect Edge - March 28th, 2014