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									Downers Grove Resident Publishes 5th Work of Fiction

Downers Grove, IL, September 14, 2013 --( Downers Grove Resident John M. McNamara
announces the publication of his 5th work of fiction, the novel "The Dreams of Teddy Schreck."

"The Dreams of Teddy Schreck" focuses on a retired salesman, who obsesses about retaining his mental
acuity. Dreading the loss of memories of the people, events and milestones of his life, he augments his
specialized diet with herbal supplements and specific vitamins designed to postpone, perhaps even
eliminate, the chance of developing dementia. One website advises writing a long-hand journal to keep
the brain elastic and active. The possible subject of this journal eludes Teddy until one night, when he
dreams of cataloging his dreams. The following day he makes his first of many entries in his dream
journal. He mentions the project to his neighbor, Bill, a retired historian, who suggests expanding the
scope to include Teddy's aspirations from his early life. Teddy agrees.

Bill and his wife, Margaret, have been life-long friends of the Schrecks. Margaret anonymously authors
an atheist blog, which attracts the anger of a religious zealot, who in his threatening comments on the
blog indicates he not only knows Margaret's identity, but where she lives. Teddy interjects himself into
the conflict, for a variety of reasons, but mostly to fulfill his aspiration to be a hero...for once in his life.
His wife and daughters caution him, but he ignores their advice. Events unfold with tragic consequences
for both families.

About the Author
John M. McNamara's short fiction has been published in Crosscurrents, Old Hickory Review, The
Piedmont Literary Review, Minotaur, Snapdragon, Four Quarters, FlashFiction, Quick Fiction, Bear
River Review, Inside Running and Chicago Literati.

In the summer of 1999, he was awarded a professional artist residency at the OxBow Summer Arts
Program for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Saugatuck, Michigan. He lives in Downers
Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, with his wife.

He is the author of the novels "Madonna, "The Dreams of Teddy Schreck," "Harmony House, A Final
Reflection," "A Life Without Grace," and "Hunter's War, A Novella, and Selected Short Stories." All are
available from

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