Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Catholic New World notes "On the Job's" second printing

Dolores Madlener, matriarch of the Catholic New World, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago, noted the second printing of On the Job in her regular "Church Clips" column. In the April 25 feature, Madlener wrote, "In his fast-moving 200 pages, Smith has set down 19 stories from rookies, veteran officers and retirees (yearning to be back in the saddle). They’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly."

On the Job author Daniel P. Smith, an award-winning journalist, is a regular contributor to the Catholic New World.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Author program slated for Cary Area Public Library on May 6

On the Job author Daniel P. Smith presents at the
Woodridge Citizens Police Academy class in April 2009.

On the Job author Daniel P. Smith will be presenting his author program, "The Path to On the Job: A murder, reflection, and where TV cop shows fail," at the Cary Area Public Library on Thursday, May 6. The FREE event is slated to start at 7:00 p.m. and open to the public, though the library does request advanced registration.

Smith's 90-minute author program includes the author's motivations to write On the Job, never-before-told stories from the job, and Q&A. Signed copies of On the Job will be available for $15 following the presentation.

Smith has presented his compelling author program at over 50 venues in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Colorado. He has also provided programs on the writing process, interviewing, and police perception. If you know of a group interested in hosting On the Job author Daniel P. Smith for a speaking engagement, please contact him directly at smithwriting@gmail.com.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Become a Fan of "On the Job" on Facebook

The Facebook Fan page for On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department now claims over 1,200 fans. Become one of them and join the party. Author Daniel P. Smith hosts regular trivia contests (with prizes), special offers to purchase On the Job, unique opportunities for interaction with the author, information on the book and upcoming events, and shares news of other noteworthy Chicago events of interest.

Become a FAN today!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On the Job goes to second printing

On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department, the most complete book on the culture of one of the world's most legendary law enforcement units, recently went to a second printing, said the book's publisher, Chicago-based Lake Claremont Press. The second printing is slated to arrive on April 9.

"I'm thrilled that the book has resonated with so many readers and had a successful early run," On the Job Daniel P. Smith said. "The book's success is a testament to the officers who shared their sincere stories and allowed me to communicate them to readers."
Since On the Job's release in 2008, Smith has spoken at over 60 venues, including libraries, community centers, police groups, and more in four states, becoming a speaker noted for his high energy and story-filled presentation. The Chicago-based author, an award-winning journalist, has also appeared on numerous media outlets discussing elements of On the Job, including The History Channel, NPR, WGN-TV, WGN Radio, and Fox News.