Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Vlog Post with Adam Selzer

Photo Content from Adam Selzer

Adam Selzer has been a tour guide, author, and speaker for more than a decade, and regularly appears on History and Travel Channel shows such as American Ripper, Mysteries at the Museum, Haunted History, and more. His 20 published books range from smart-alecky novels to academic nonfiction about Chicago history. 

There’s a canon Star Wars character named after him.



Just Kill Me Chapter One
“In this life I have already been declared dead. It wasn’t so bad.” 

The Blue Line “L” train rolls toward downtown Chicago, and I point my face at my phone so it doesn’t look like I’m staring at the two weirdos sitting across from me. Even though I am.

“My old roommate... now he was a rat bastard,” says Comb-Over Al. “One time he borrowed my boat without even asking, you know. My boat!”

In the seat beside him, Stanley the Stinger grunts.

Comb-Over Al, as I’ve named him, has dyed the last few hairs on his head so freaking dark that it’s like he used India ink, and his furry gut is hanging out from beneath a stained white T-shirt. Beside him is this wrinkly old guy in a pinstriped suit and matching hat. I assume he’s a retired hit man and decide to call him Stanley the Stinger. In a movie, he’d be the guy you called to get things done. Comb-Over Al would be his bumbling assistant who eventually screws the whole thing up.

Megan Henske isn’t one to heed warnings…

When the last letters in her alphabet cereal are D, I, and E, she doesn’t crawl right back into bed. When her online girlfriend won’t text a photo, she just sends more of herself.

And when she realizes that Cynthia, her boss at a Chicago ghost tour company, isn’t joking about making stops more haunted by killing people there, she doesn’t quit her job—she may even help.

But who is responsible for the deaths of prominent figures in the murdermonger industry? Could it be the head of the rival tour company? Or could it be someone near and dear to Megan?

Soon after she learns that she has an uncanny resemblance to a flapper who disappeared in 1922, Megan receives a warning she can’t ignore: the next ghost on the tour might be her…

Praise for JUST KILL ME

"Ominous, unsettling, and dripping with snark, Just Kill Me is a delicious dark comedy that will leave readers jumping at shadows and waiting for a knife in the back. The ending still haunts me." Delilah S. Dawson, author of Hit

"Just Kill Me is a hilarious punch to the brain. Quirky and full of Chicago ghost history, I raced through the pages to see who would go from murdermonger to good old fashioned murderer. I loved every page!" Demitria Lunetta, author of In The End

"A message to all weird and wonderful morbid kids– you've found your new heroine." Caitlin Doughty, author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and creator of the YouTube series Ask a Mortician

*"Selzer has outdone himself with a narrative brimming with delightfully macabre irreverence, mystery, and the growing pains of self-acceptance." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"From its oddball deadly heroine to its unconventional genre-mixing to its surprising final act, much about this novel is memorable...The creep factor is perfectly executed and, as in any good ghost tour, relies more on storytelling technique than guts and gore.” BCCB

"Funny, ominous, and infused with a dose of facts about Chicago’s murderous past, appealing for history buffs and wannabe ghostbusters alike." Booklist

You can purchase Just Kill Me at the following Retailers:

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you ADAM SELZER for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Copy of Just Kill Me by Adam Selzer.


  1. my bday is DEC 31, so I partied from one year to the next...JUST KIDDING, I'M 54 so I was in bed by 8pm

  2. "What did you do for your last birthday?" Absolutely nothing special at all!

  3. I invited everyone over for a pizza party. Low-key.

  4. I was in Beijing at the time and just hung out at a bar with some friends.
    Samantha D

  5. My husband took me to this cabin in the park for the night and we went eagle watching.

  6. We went to dinner and a movie. Boring, but we like it!

  7. My husband took me to a casino, Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I went to a water park with my family.

  9. I went out to dinner with my family.