Friday, March 21, 2008

On the Job Author Visits Glenview Library

On Wednesday, March 19, the Glenview Public Library hosted author Daniel P. Smith for a discussion of his recent release On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department. Over 40 people attended the event, many naming it among the finest library programs they had ever attended.

The 90 minute program featured Smith providing insight on his motivation to write On the Job, sharing never-before-told stories of life on the Chicago Police Department, discussing the personalities that line the book, and answering an extensive array of audience questions. Much thanks to the Glenview Public Library and staffer Anne Feeney for welcoming Smith.

Smith addresses the audience at the Glenview Public Library.

Smith chats with an audience member following his presentation.

Smith's next library program is scheduled for April 8 at the Prairie Trails Public Library in southwest suburban Burbank. Further information is available at:

Friday, March 14, 2008

Check out the WGN News Interview with Daniel P. Smith

On Thursday, March 13, On the Job author Daniel P. Smith appeared on WGN's Noon News to discuss his recent book on the Chicago Police. Check out Smith's appearance on the Lunchbreak segment by visiting:

Much thanks to on-air personality Dina Bair for an energetic interview as well as WGN staffer Carrie Matheson for arranging Smith's visit.

Stay tuned to the On the Job blog for information on future author appearances, interviews, and special features.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Catch the Author at the Shamrock Shuffle Health and Fitness Expo

On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department author Daniel P. Smith is pleased to announce that he will join the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation at the Shamrock Shuffle Health and Fitness Expo. Hosted at Navy Pier on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, Smith will be signing copies of the book and donating a portion of each sale back to the CPD Memorial Foundation.

"It's a wonderful invitation that Chicago officer Rhonda Anderson extended my way," said Smith, who joined the same group last year to drum up early support for the book. "I relish the opportunity to talk with so many Chicagoans as well as visitors and support the CPD Memorial Foundation at this energetic event."

Last October, in fact, Smith, himself an accomplished collegiate runner, completed the LaSalle Banks Chicago Marathon on behalf of the Foundation, raising much-needed funds to support families of officers killed or wounded in the line of duty. This year, Smith plans to once again to compete in the Chicago Marathon on the CPD Memorial Foundation Team.

"Barring any injuries, that is," Smith said. "And God willing, it won't be 88 degrees at the start line like 2007's race."

Meet author Daniel P. Smith at the Shamrock Shuffle Health and Fitness Expo
When: Friday, March 28: 10am-8pm
Saturday, March 29: 9am-6pm
Where: Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
Find Author Daniel P. Smith with the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Upcoming Author Appearances: WGN News at Noon and the Glenview Public Library

Catch On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department author Daniel P. Smith at these upcoming appearances:
  • WGN TV's News at Noon on Thursday, March 13: The author will be live on air to discuss On the Job as well as Chicago Police Department culture.

  • Glenview Public Library, Wednesday, March 19 at 7pm: Smith will discuss On the Job as well as share never-before-heard stories of life wearing the CPD star. A Q&A session will follow the presentation while the event will conclude with a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. For directions or additional information, please visit:

Friday, March 7, 2008

On the Job Book Release Party Generates Buzz

On Sunday, March 2, over 150 people gathered at Cheif O'Neills on Chicago's North Side to celebrate the release of On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department by Chicago journalist and author Daniel P. Smith.

"It was an overwhelming turnout," said Smith, "and goes to show how On the Job is hitting the mark with so many people. The room was filled with such enthusiasm and I thank Sharon Woodhouse and Lake Claremont Press for hosting the event on my behalf. What great momentum for this project."

Among Lake Claremont's most energetic book release events, the party included a touching personal speech by Smith as well as a book signing. Many thanks to the folks at Chief O'Neills and all those who made the trek to the city's North Side to celebrate the book and its author.

On the Job book release party attendees listen as author Daniel P. Smith addresses the energetic and overflow crowd.

Author Daniel P. Smith (far left) poses with some of the officers profiled in the book as well as other law enforcement personnel, including: retired CPD Tommy "For Real" Farrell; former CPD Art Hannus (current head of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and president of American Heritage Protective Services); the author's brother, current CPD officer Bobby Smith; retired CPD Bill Jaconetti; current CPD Detective John Folino, Jr; retired Elmwood Park officer John Folino, Sr.; and current CPD officer Dave Kumiega.