Pen Name: None
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry
Born: in Sidney, Ohio
Born in Ohio, I moved to Illinois briefly in the 1960s, living in Round Lake while working in Libertyville at Lake Publishing. I moved back back to Ohio in 1968, and back to Illinois for good in 1979, living--in order--in Schaumburg, Chicago, Naperville and Wayne.
Biographical and Professional Information
My entire business career has been spent in publishing: first the newspaper industry, then industrial and consumer magazines. I sold my publishing company, McCormick Communications Group, in 1999 and have since concentrated fulltime on writing, having had twelve books--a combination of non-fiction, fiction and poetry--published during the past ten years or so.
An Ice Axe At Dusk, March Street Press, 2011
Naked Skeletons, Pudding House, 2010
Tanya, Queen of the Greasy Spoon, Outskirts Press, 2009
Rain On The Sun, Outskirts Press, 2008
The Blue Collar Thoroughbred, McFarland & Company, 2007
The Eagle & The Plum, BigHorse II Press, 2005
The United States Chess Championship, 1845-1996, McFarland & Company, 1997
The US Chess Championship, 1845-1985, McFarland & Company, 1986
The Games Of Viktor Kupreichik, Chess Enterprises, 1986
Bird's Defense to the Ruy Lopez, McFarland & Company, 1981
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Tanya, Queen of the Greasy Spoon: Whatever Happened to the American Dream?
Release Date: 2009-09-28
Rain on the Sun: Beauty, surrender, murder, obsessions, celebration, mystery, suicide, cheating, loyalties, fables, rejection, redemption, hustlers, lovers...and fate
Release Date: 2008-03-25
The Blue Collar Thoroughbred: An Inside Account of the Real World of Racing
Release Date: 2007-03-12
The Eagle & The Plum: The True Story of Racing's Toughest Horses
Release Date: 2005-03-15
The U.S. Chess Championship, 1845-1985
Release Date: 1986-01-01
Uncompromising Chess: The Games of Viktor Kupreichik
Release Date: 1986-06
Bird's Defense to the Ruy Lopez
Release Date: 1981-06
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
Contact Gene McCormick directly at Genebiz@earthlink.net. Fee negotiable.
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