THC Reading Series Presents Michael Penkas, Saturday, January 31 @ 7 PM

Michael Penkas
Author Michael Penkas

Happy New Year, everybody! Ready to crack the whip on 2015?

I’m sorry. I don’t even know what that means, exactly, but I couldn’t resist saying it.

Anyway, those who have attended our readings before will understand why I began this post that way. We’re starting the year by featuring one of our open mic regulars, who for months has been entertaining us with the adventures of his crime-solving dominatrix character, Mistress Bunny. Michael Penkas released a full-fledged Mistress Bunny novel, Mistress Bunny and the Cancelled Client, in November of last year. On January 31, we’ll be celebrating that by letting Mike have the floor as our featured reader.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. with Mike’s reading; an open mic will follow. As always, the event is free to attend, with food and drink available for purchase. And just in case you haven’t been here before, Tamale Hut Cafe is located at 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside, Illinois.

A murder mystery being probed (ahem) by a dominatrix–what’s not to enjoy? See you on January 31!

Author’s Bio: Michael Penkas has worked as a librarian, a typesetter, a website editor and a ghostwriter. His short stories have appeared in Black Gate, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Shock Totem, Midnight Echo and One Buck Horror, among other places. A collection of his ghost stories, Dead Boys, was published in 2013. His first novel, Mistress Bunny and the Cancelled Client, was published in November 2014. A complete list of his published work can be found at