Tuesday, November 24, 2009



Buy a copy of On the Job as a holiday gift!

1 copy for $18
2 copies for $34
3 copies for $48

Prices include shipping and can be signed by the author to specific recipients. Checks only.

Send an e-mail to smithwriting@gmail.com for ordering information.

Offer ends at 11:59pm on Friday, November 27.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Prestigious Society of Midland of Midland Authors welcomes Daniel P. Smith

The Society of Midland Authors, a nearly 100-year old organization whose membership has included most of the Midwest's most celebrated authors (such as Jane Addams, Carl Sandburg, and Clarence Darrow), recently welcomed On the Job author Daniel P. Smith into its ranks. Smith joins an accomplished lists of current members, including Scott Turow, Dominic A. Pacyga, Rick Kogan, and Stuart Dybek.

Of the high honor, Smith said: "The Society of Midland Authors has an illustrious history and represents the writing craft well. To be in the company of such accomplished writers is a real honor and a real thrill."

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Artist Lindsay Olson captures essence of On the Job

Chicago-based artist Lindsay Olson, the artist-in-residence at the Oak Park Police Department, has been working to produce a series of drawings inspired by On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department. Her first work in the "Tools of the Trade: A Citizen's View of Law Enforcement" series incorporates the list of 911 calls for the 11th District that author Daniel P. Smith weaved into the text. Lindsay discusses the book and the inspiration it gave her artwork at her Tools of the Trade blog.

Lindsay's full line of work is slated to be on display at the Oak Park Public Library in June 2010.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Become a Facebook Fan of On the Job

Author Daniel P. Smith has set up a Facebook Fan site for On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department. If you're on Facebook, join the party and become a fan of On the Job. Then, encourage your friends to enter the foray as well.

Many thanks to the over 600 fans who joined On the Job's Facebook movement in its initial two weeks. Good day to all.