Book Bulletin


I don’t like non-story posts, but I did want my regular readers to be the first to know; the stars are aligning more rapidly than we had anticipated and it now appears that a release date for the book might be as early as December 1st—in time for the holiday season. Since things are moving so quickly, we have established a web page ( where individuals can register to receive information. If you are an email subscriber to this blog you will automatically be registered to receive occasional updates. No spam! Promise. Just a couple of emails to announce the release date as it draws closer and also to alert you to a special pre-release sale at a one-time special discount price, as well as the location and time of the Chicago launch party.

On Being a Cop (the book) is coauthored by my police officer son Jay and me. About half the stories have been adapted from this blog and the rest are never before published stories by Jay and me, a total of fifty-three short stories in a hardcover book that will run about 400 pages for your enjoyment.

If you are not a blog email subscriber, point your browser to and register your email. Facebook users can also visit On Being a Cop and “like” the page to keep abreast of the latest information.

Jay and I hope you share our excitement… the books are on their way!


26 Comments on “Book Bulletin”

  1. Ed Hammer says:

    I am so excited for you! Good Luck!

  2. Kaye says:

    YEAY! ‘Can’t wait to see/read it. I am in awe of you. 🙂

  3. Great News……………Don’t forget autographed copies……………..

  4. Jim: Now that you will be “rich and famous”, (but then again I think you already are), I want my copy of your book autographed and dated for posterity! Now get to work.

  5. Mary Therese Franzak says:

    I am so so happy for you and Jay! What an exciting time.

  6. Phil Nuccio (Ret. A-4 Burglary and Area 4 V/C says:

    Jim: Good luck you and Jay on the book. I do enjoy the blog brings back memories.

  7. michael regret says:

    Are you going to be at the launch party? I hope so. Then I can finally meet you! Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 03:15:36 +0000 To:

  8. Joanna Trotter says:

    Great news for all!

  9. I think you will need to go shopping for author’s clothes. I think you should wear a pipe, and a sport coat of Harris tweed (Herring Bone pattern, naturally) with leather shoulder patches, and a beret. I can hardly wait for the book to appear. Best regards, Dave

  10. jay says:

    That is great news. Really looking forward to getting a copy. Best wishes to you both.

  11. Kugie CFD says:

    Good Luck Jim !!!!! Hope they make a movie from the book. Maybe the Governor of New Jersey can play Phil Cline……………

  12. Bill Foster says:

    Save us a copy. Want it augographed of course. Good luck

  13. Mary Leveck says:

    Jim, will copies be available to be mailed? I live out of State but want to get a copy for my son and grandson.
    Mary Leveck (wife of Chuck Leveck CPD Ret. -018 who has gone “home” .

    • jimpadar says:

      Yes, Mary… they will be available online with 2-3 day Priority mailing. Probably around November 11th for a presale, with an early December release date.

      Chuck was a good man… I enjoyed working with him the few times we were assigned together.


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