The Last Chicago Boss Launch Party

Thank you to all who ventured out on a Tuesday night to support me and the release of The Last Chicago Boss! I was incredibly honored to be invited to speak at Changing Hands Bookstore. I felt like I’d been invited to the CBGB Club in New York where so many legendary bands got their … Read more

Growing Up An Outlaw

Many teenagers are content playing video games or guitar, but even at that age Big Pete was searching for a thrill. His story began in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where he grew up often playing “games” such as Risk & Go while questioning his role in society. As Pete shares in his tell-all interview with … Read more

15 Chilling True Crime Podcasts

There’s something so spectacular about a great true crime podcast, which is why a new one seems to pop up almost every day. Just like a great book, each podcast has its own very unique angle and tone that make it memorable. Below is a list of some of my personal favorite true crime podcasts, … Read more

An Explosive Memoir From a Legend in the Biker Community

The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club The inner workings of motorcycle clubs often remain shrouded in mystery. In The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club (St. Martin’s Press; On-sale: September 19, 2017), Peter “Big Pete” James reveals how he became the “Godfather” of the … Read more

The Witness

A Family Secret Last year I discovered something extraordinary, a family secret that blew me away. I started to watch James Solomon’s fascinating documentary called The Witness about the 1964 Kitty Genovese murder case and the so-called “38 residents of Kew Gardens in Queens, NY who were pilloried in the press for their apparent indifference” … Read more

The Twisted Truth

Interviewing “Big Pete” For two years I interviewed The Last Chicago Boss; we spoke every Sunday morning for nearly three hours. Inexplicably, the recording always stopped at 2 hours and 59 minutes. He was dying and I was like his Priest in Confessional, listening intently, offering him prompts, marveling at his plot twists and character … Read more

The Medallion Story

Little Known Fact True crime would not have been my first genre choice; after all, I began as a poet but even my early writings were rife with violence and, if I’m being honest, somewhat autobiographical. Little known fact, I lived a double life as a child (born to undercover operatives) and later, as an … Read more