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General Information

Name:  Rick Kaempfer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964 in Germany

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Illinois Connection

Raised in Germany, Kaempfer now lives in suburban Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Before becoming a full-time writer, Rick Kaempfer was a nationally recognized radio producer in Chicago for Steve Dahl & Garry Meier and John Records Landecker. He also writes a a monthly media column for the ''Illinois Entertainer'', a daily blog, and is the editor-in-chief of the Cubs website Just One Bad Century. In 2011, he co-founded ''Eckhartz Press'', a boutique publishing company in Chicago, with David Stern.

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Titles At Your Library

The Radio Producer's Handbook
ISBN: 1581153880

Allworth Press. 2004

Two award-winning major market producers present the definitive how-to guide for producing a radio show, explaining every duty a radio producer is expected to perform. With refreshing honesty and the humorous flair of professional radio comedy writers, the authors reveal how to get one's professional foot in the radio door, book celebrity guests, craft great interviews, come up with ideas, create great phone segments, write and pitch material, and cope with the pressure that accompanies producing a show in progress.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The Living Wills - A Novel
ISBN: 0984804900

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