Chicago Writers Conference is thrilled to have the likes of James Finn Garner as one of this year’s speakers. James is best known for Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, which was an international best-seller translated into more than 20 languages. His work has been published in Playboy, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Magazine, where he was a columnist. His most recent novel is the clown noir thriller, Honk Honk, My Darling: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery, which was named 2011 Book of the Year (Nontraditional Fiction) by the Chicago Writers Association.
At CWC 2013, James will sit on a panel on Saturday, September 28 at 1:30 pm with comedian Lisa Laureta and Onion writer Jen Spyra called “Add Laughter to Your Writing…Seriously.” Here’s a taste of what you can expect from James.
CWC: What is the biggest hurdle you’ve overcome on your path to becoming a writer?
A lack of family support made me think that becoming a writer was a pipe dream. This kept me very defensive about my plans, which made the solitary life of a writer even more isolating.