A book is coming!

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To my loyal readers,

Many of you who comment, or read the comments, know that there have been requests for a book. Well, it’s happening!

My son Jay and I have signed an agreement with a publisher and the book will be released early next year. If you are on Facebook, go to “On Being a Cop” and “like” the page to keep updated on the progress and for some pre-release offers.

The book will contain many stories from this blog, some updated and expanded as well as new stories written specifically for the book. Jay has penned about 20 additional tales that I like to call “staccato stories.” They are short, but no less intense and offer perfect punctuation to many of my stories.

I would be remiss if I did not thank all of you for your loyal readership and support. The blog was indeed the origin of all of this and it will remain in place, but the pressures of getting a book ready for publication may keep me from posting new stories as regularly as I would like.

Again, thanks for your loyalty, support and encouragement of the past few years. It has been the trip of a lifetime!

Showing 39 comments

  • Jim Davern
    Reply

    good for you Jim…something my Father always wanted to do, but it never happened.

  • Phil Retired CPD
    Reply

    It’s about time Jim! We’re all waiting with baited breath! I happen to like the taste of Shrimp, but a few Night Crawlers must have snuck in! Congratulations on your new endeavor, and hope for 110 % return on your effort! (or more)

  • Greg Bernacki (RET CPD)
    Reply

    Bravo……….and Good Luck………..

  • Bill Kushner
    Reply

    Outstanding! Looking forward to more stories. They hit home, regardless where in CPd we were assigned!

  • Bill Blethen
    Reply

    Congrats Jim I half expected it.

    Bill

  • Fern
    Reply

    Congrats. I will look forward to reading it.

  • Geo Graves
    Reply

    Look forward to it’s publication.

  • Tom Davy
    Reply

    Sign me up for a copy. Due to the current day job I don’t do Facebook. Certain people just shouldn’t be my “Friends”.

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Hey Tom! You’re my first blog order! We’re going to try to do a special pre-release offer for you loyal blog readers. We’ll post it here on the blog and on the Facebook page.

      Thanks so much!

  • Terry Gainer CPD/Area 4 Homicide, retired, sort of.
    Reply

    Jim,
    I look forward to the book and remember, the statute of limitations continues to run on some things. Terry

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Not to worry… I’ve thought of everything.

      So we’re now aiming for a December 1 release date. The book will make a fine Christmas gift. Can I set aside 101 copies for you? 🙂

  • Pete Piazza
    Reply

    Excellent news!!! So glad to hear that Jay will be part of the writing…as they say the “beat” goes on!
    Pete Piazza

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Jay and I are both excited. Lots of work but lots of fun!

  • Mary Rita Shull
    Reply

    Jim, please sign me up. Congratulations to you and Jay!!! This is great news.

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Don’t worry Mary Rita… I’ll see you get what’s coming to you! 🙂

  • Fred J. Gillen, Retired Lt., CPD
    Reply

    Great news! Congrats again.

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Thanks Fred… I’ll keep all of you posted.

  • Tom
    Reply

    Good for you Jim, by writing your stories you tell our stories. When I read one, it’s not just a great story, it’s also a feeling, like I’m back on the street responding to the call or at the scene, sometimes hilarious, sometimes bittersweet, but always real. Thank you, it will be a great book

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Thanks Tom, it’s comments like yours that keep me writing… and thanks for reading!

  • Rory
    Reply

    Congrats On The Book! I stop by and read from time to time and love the stories. I always thought my father should have written a book about his career with cpd. I love the old timers. Thanks for sharing. I will buy a copy.

  • Barry Felcher, NBC5News, retired
    Reply

    JIM,

    I expect you will win the National Book Award for this effort. Looking forward to buying a copy.

    — Barry

  • robin
    Reply

    Glad the world will see what an amazing family I have married into. I am honored to be a Padar.

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Thanks,… the only downer is that Kayleigh wanted to be the first in the family to publish a book. Oh well… 🙂

  • Rich
    Reply

    I`ll be purchasing a few copies. Start the presses!

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Thanks Rich! We’re hoping to announce pre-sales in the next 60 days and have the book released in time for Christmas. We’ll keep you all in the loop. I think blog readers deserve a special deal. 🙂

  • Joanna Trotter
    Reply

    I’d heard through the grapevine, congratulaions. I wish you even more success with the book then you recieved with the blog and that’s a lot! Joanna T. from IAHC write class.

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Thanks Joanna… these are going to be an exciting few months!

  • Tom Nangle
    Reply

    Jay and you are doing the CPD a favor by telling anyone who’s interested about the unseen competence and unnoticed passion of the department’s very best resource: its officers. The average civilian’s only glimpse behind the blue curtain is via TV or novels or from a brief encounter with the beat car; you two will pull the curtain back and hold it open, and folks love to get a peek at that ‘secret’ world. I think that officers who live behind that curtain will have their souls tickled by being reminded of what a profound effect that good police work has on the quality of big city life. Glad you’re doing this, and all the best to da bodayooz.

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Thanks so much Tom. You are the first one to get a sneak peek at Jay’s material and I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It should be a great addition to the book!

  • jamesfaye@comcast.net
    Reply

    Congrats….Looking forward to reading it

  • DENNIS P. MURPHY
    Reply

    Jim,
    Looking forward to your (and Jay’s) book. It’s not necessary to offer a police discount, most of us will gladly pay full price for a change!!

    • Phil Retired CPD
      Reply

      Speak for yourself Dennis! Most of us are on a fixed income! Although I’d stand in line for a book signing……with my walker of course! (Weather permitting) 🙂

      • jimpadar
        Reply

        I’m thinking there just may be a special pre-sale offer… you know, limited time, while quantities last, sort of thing. And I’ll be sure to have a line for the handicrapped… and umbrellas!

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      It may take some doing, but I’ll see if I can possibly charge you full price. 🙂

  • Maryann Sevening (CPD retired)
    Reply

    Looking forward to reading the new material and even a rehash of the old. You have a knack for expressing the best and worst of “the job”.

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Thanks Maryann. I think the book will be different enough to attract blog readers also.

  • Scott
    Reply

    Great news about the book, I’m looking forward to buying a copy and should be able to spend a snowy, lousy evening with a couple tumblers of small batch bourbon and some good reading.

    Looking forward to saying hello at the steak lunch next week.

    • jimpadar
      Reply

      Small batch bourbon… sounds like a plan! See ya at the scene next week.

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