Signed, wined, delivered

Book signings are a bit of an unknown. Sometimes signings are packed with crowds eager to get their book signed. They may know the author, or perhaps they heard an interview and are intrigued. Other times it’s all about the location. People are attending a...

Raves

We’ve been so pleased with the warm reception from readers for Billy Gogan, American. Once in a while, a review is so effusive that it deserves its own commendation. Asher Syed from Reader’s Favorite writes, “Billy Gogan, American is a truly...

Celebrating Irish American heritage

Roger Higgins, author of the Billy Gogan series, will be at the 2018 IBAM Chicago festival this weekend, October 26-28. IBAM is an annual celebration of Irish literature, dance, music and stories. Roger will be side by side with other authors and purveyors of Irish...

Tell me a story

I have a big family, which means there is always a kid around. And while the terrible twos – and even-more-terrible thirteens- can be infuriating, there is something special about a kid’s imagination that makes it all worthwhile. Surrounded by grown-ups, I find myself...

No sleep till Brooklyn

There are over 300 million people living in the United States today, and over 60% live in cities. These urban locales range from major metropolises to smaller, still-blossoming centers. Like most people, I feel an affiliation to my city – its food, its sports teams,...

Time travel, novels, and history

Some of my favorite movies and books include time travel. From HG Wells’ “The Time Machine” to 1980s favorite “Back to the Future,” time travel transports our heroes to an unknown setting where they face adventure and confusion. I’ve never traveled through time, other...

Billy Gogan honored at book fest

“Billy Gogan” received an honorable mention at the 2018 New York Book Festival. Roger Higgins, author, was in attendance and had a chance to meet the other honorees. Congratulations Roger!  ...

Palace Grill

       On Saturday June 11, 2016, a heat wave rolled over the city of Chicago. It was well into the 90’s and you could cut through the humidity with a knife. As most Chicagoans are concerned, it was just a sunny summer day in the city. The weather didn’t...

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