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My adoption search

Chicago Tribune column on my search for info and closure as an adoptee

The photo at right is Marguerite Dargan, my birth mother. Because this piece is so personal, it’s probably the toughest writing assignment I ever gave myself. Much thanks to my hometown newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, for publishing. Maybe it can help others find closure.  The huge response has been gratifying., to say the least. Here's the link.


In the news

'Season of Lies' praised by Windy City Reviews

We've had a lot of great reviews, but this recent review by author, artist and professor Marssie Mancotti is special and worthy of your attention.  Critics note that "Lies"  is not only a good thriller that crosses the political and sports fiction genres, it has rich characters and provides plenty for readers to ponder about the state of politics, ethics and media today.


In the news

'Season of Lies' featured in stories across USA

Not to brag, but check out some of our coverage at, The River City News in Norhern Kentucky,  and the BWW books website.  Burt Constable of Chicago's Daily Herald featured Dennis and  "Lies" in a terrific story.  The International Thriller Writers also profiled Dennis in the June edition of their "Big Thrill" online magazine.


On the air

Dennis talks books and baseball with WVXU, etc.

One of the most fun appearances recently was a chance to talk books, baseball and more with my former Cincinnati Enquirer colleague Howard Wilkinson -- the world's biggest Reds fan and one of Ohio's premier political journalists. He is NOT the enemy of the people. Click here for the interview.


In the news

The inside story -- interview with International Thriller Writers

The ITW represents the world's best known thriller writers. In this interview from their 'Big Thrill' monthly magazine, Dennis talks about what drove him to write 'Season of Lies.' Excerpt: "There are few authors who are doing what I am doing, which is mixing the worlds of sports and politics. (Harlan Coben is an exception who comes to mind with his similar blend of sports and detective thrillers.) I am fascinated by the parallels in these two areas, including the influence of power, money and personal charisma, and an obsession to succeed so deep that it almost guarantees character flaws that can prove to be fatal."


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