Selected stories

Kevin Davis' grandfather faces America's notorious bank robber
An essay about a newspaper thief, a newspaper junkie and a dying industry.
A memoir of my old crime reporting days, an old pal and some lessons about death
Can a brain injury turn you into a criminal? A look at the clash of neuroscience, law and criminal responsibility
One man's obsession to row solo across the Atlantic
Counterfeiting gone wild
How a teen-age beauty queen became an American porn queen
What it feels like to get shot
Travel Stories
Journey to the Outback
Hills and Thrills Deep Down in Mexico


Events and Media Appearances
for Defending the Damned



Sept. 5, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, Mich.

Sept 16 Fordham University Law School, New York City

Sept 16 Barnes & Noble, Brooklyn, New York

Sept. 18, Loyola University Chicago

Oct. 3, 6:30p.m. The Interview Show, The Hideout, Chicago

Oct. 7 Interview WAMC radio, New York

Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. CST, 11:30 EST
The EZHelp, You and More Radio Show - Detroit

January 8. 7 p.m. Discussion, Society of Midland Authors, Cliff Dweller's Club, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. $5 for the public, free for society members.

Jan. 30 4 p.m. Panel discussion with public defenders, Chicago Kent College of Law. 565 W. Jackson, Chicago, 10th Floor Event Room. Book signing and reception to follow.

June 7-8 Printer's Row Book Fair, Chicago.



April 2 - Q & A with Public Defender Stuff, national public defender blog site:

April 14 - Live radio appearance, 10:15 a.m., "This is Hell" with Chuck Mertz, WNUR FM 89.3, Chicago.

April 14 - Discussion and signing, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1630 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL. (847) 424-0848

April 16 - Live radio appearance - Mike Barnicle Program, 96.9 FM, Boston, Mass., 9:30 a.m. EST, 8:30 a.m. CST

April 22 - Radio appearance, 7:30 a.m., on "Sunday Papers" with Rick Kogan, WGN AM 720 Chicago.

April 25- Radio appearance, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, WGN AM 720. With special guests from the Cook County Public Defenders Office.

April 26- Discusison and signing, 7 p.m., Borders Books and Music, 34300 Woodward, Birmingham, MI. (248) 203-0005


May 9 - Discussion and signing, 7:30 p.m., Barbara's Bookstore, 1100 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301, phone 708-848-9140 . With special appearances by members of the Cook County Public Defenders Office.

May 10- Discussion and reading, sponsored by the Macon County Citizens Opposing Capital Punishment, 7 p.m. Decatur Public Library, Madden Auditorium, 130 N. Frankllin St. Decatur, Ill. For more information contact Mary Jo Comerford at (217) 877-3807.

May 21 - Discussion and signing. West Suburban Bar Association meeting at Molly Malone’s, 7652 Madison Street, Forest Park. Reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30.

May 22 -5th American Theater Company Annual BIG SHOULDERS FESTIVAL - Dramatic reading with featured guest, Martie Sanders Davis

Tuesday May 22, 2007 at 7:30pm
American Theater Company- 1909 W. Byron
cost: $5.00- plus free beer & wine

The BIG SHOULDERS FESTIVAL celebrates the spirit of our great city of Chicago! This unique festival of short plays inspires Chicago artists to tell original stories about Chicago. The pieces are written, directed and acted in by various Chicago talent- primarily the ATC ensemble and members of the Relatives Program. It is an opportunity for Chicago artists to create the craft they love together. You’ll only find this experience in Chicago- and only at ATC.

May 24 Local Authors Night - 7:30 p.m. ,The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60626. (773) 293-2665

May 29 7 p.m. Live television interview on Chicago Tonight with host Phil Ponce - WTTW Channel 11, Chicago.


June 4 - 9 a.m. Radio interview on "848" with Steve Edwards, WBEZ-FM 91.5 Chicago.

June 10 Printer's Row Book Fair - Chicago.
In Conversation with Chicago Tribune Columnist Eric Zorn, 11:30 a.m., University Center Private Dining Room
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June 20 1 p.m. CST, Live radio interview on NPR's Talk of the Nation.


July 12, 7:30 p.m., discussion and signing, Borders Books & Music, 4824 211th St., Matteson, IL, 60443. (708) 679-1835.

July 18, 6 p.m., Chicago Public Library - "City of Big Readers" Program.
Discussion with Scott Turow, Harold Washington Library Center Auditorium, 400 S. State St. 312.747.4080

Veteran journalist Kevin Davis is joined by famed author and lawyer Scott Turow in a discussion moderated by former assistant U.S. attorney Lori Lightfoot about the criminal justice system in Chicago. Book signings will take place immediately following the program.

August 8, 8:30 a.m. Opening speech for the National Alliance Of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists convention in Chicago. Northwestern Univeristy Law School, Chicago. Book sale and signing afterward.


September 14, 7p.m. Book discussion and signing, Illini Media Company. 512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL.

October 25. Panel discussion, signing, DePaul University School of Law, Chicago. Chicago Bar Association, 321 Plymouth Court. 5 p.m.

December 1 . 7:30 p.m. Reading, Uptown Writer's Space, 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago. For more info call 773-275-1000 or visit http:/​/​​ $5 donation.