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Authors Discussion & Signing with Michael Black, D.C. Brod & Dave Case

Date: October 27, 2018

Day: Saturday

Time: 2:00 PM

Title: Camelot 13: Celebrating the Spirit of Arthur and His Knights

Editor: Michael Black

Contributing Authors: D. C. Brod, Dave Case & Michael Black

By John L. French (Editor), Patrick Thomas (Editor), Michael a. Black


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Fighting for the right, 
every day and knight.

Camelot may be gone but the dream lives on. 
From King Arthur's England to the modern world and beyond come 13 tales of the spirit of the Round Table. From noir cases to outer space, from a bionic mermaid to a vampire survivor of the Nazi holocaust, from spies to high school to romance, and even the Holy Grail and Excalibur, these tales put Camelot in places it has never been yet is sorely needed. 
Join us for these stories celebrating the spirit of Camelot

Featuring the legendary talents of: Michael A. Black, Dave Case, and D. C. Brod


Michael Black

Michael A. Black graduated from Columbia College, Chicago in 2000 with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fiction Writing. He previously earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northern Illinois University. Despite his literary leanings, he has often said that police work has been his life. A former Army Military Policeman, he entered civilian law enforcement after his discharge, and for the past twenty-seven years has been a police officer in the south suburbs of Chicago.

The author of over forty articles on subjects ranging from police work to popular fiction, he has also had over thirty short stories published in various anthologies and magazines, including Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.

He has worked in various capacities in police work including patrol supervisor, tactical squad, investigations, raid team member, and SWAT team leader. He is currently a sergeant on the Matteson, Illinois Police Department. His hobbies include weightlifting, running, and the martial arts. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. It is rumored he has five cats.


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D.C. Brod

DC Brod, author of Getting Lucky, has written fiction most of her life, but didn't think she had a novel in her until she graduated from Nothern Illinois University with an MA in journalism. It was then that she decided if she could spend 120 pages discussing postal oppression of the radical press, she could write a novel. She was right.

"Caper fans will relish Brod's offbeat stand-alone thriller. Illinois freelance writer Robyn Guthrie can no longer afford to keep her elderly mother, Lizzie, in an assisted living facility. Desperate to come up with the cash somehow, Robyn considers a variety of illegal acts. In the end, she seeks to kill two birds with one stone by trying to retrieve a large amount of Lizzie's savings that were lost in a real estate scam from the con man responsible, Bull Severn. Fortunately, Robyn's shady accountant, ex-jockey Mick Hughes, has access to Bull and, more importantly, to Bull's prize possession, a racehorse called Bull's Blood. Mick, who has financial troubles of his own, takes seriously Robyn's half-baked notion of holding Sassy, a goat to whom Bull's Blood is emotionally attached, for ransom. Brod (Heartstone) expertly blends suspenseful action with characters readers will care for, in particular her sympathetic and plausible lead."
-- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
". . . In the end, though, what stands out most is the surprisingly affecting portrait of a woman caught in the midst of a parent's sad but sure mental decline."
-- Booklist
"Brod expertly blends suspenseful action with characters readers will care for, in particular the sympathetic and plausible lead."
-- Publishers Weekly on Getting Sassy










Dave Case

Dave Case retired from the Chicago Police Department as a lieutenant in July 2017, having spent more than 31 years in the field. His highly-regarded novel, Out of Cabrini, reflected his many years working in that particular housing complex. Dave has a Master’s from Northwestern University in Creative Writing, as well as numerous short stories and articles published. His fiction clearly exhibits his experience on the street and captures the intensity and ferocity of conflict only as one who has been there can.


Event date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
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ISBN: 9781890096779
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Published: Padwolf Publishing - August 21st, 2018

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