What's going on with Richard Engling?

ROMEO AND JULIET KEEP THEIR EYES ON THE PRIZE launches March 22, 2024!

Romeo and Juliet Keep Their Eyes on the Prize continues the saga of Dwayne Finnegan on the Chicago storefront theatre scene. The Evanston Round Table calls it "comic gold." Find it on Amazon. The print edition is available by request at your favorite bookseller. ISBN 978-09776610-9-1, trade paper, $17.95, 248 pages. It is available in print and ebook and an audiobook is in the works. The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square hosts a launch event March 28.


GIVE MY REGARDS TO NOWHERE wins rave reviews!

Give My Regards to Nowhere is a comedic novel set in the Chicago theatre scene--and it's getting great reviews. The Evanston Round Table loves it! The people love it! Read about it at Polarity Ensemble Books. The print edition is available by request at your favorite bookseller. ISBN 978-0-9776610-7-7, trade paper, $16.95, 282 pages. It is available in print, audiobook, and ebook at these online retailers.


Body Mortgage is back

A revised edition of my dystopian detective thriller Body Mortgage is available. It was originally published by Penguin Books USA under the Onyx imprint and by Headline House in the UK. Available in Kindle or paperback.


Visions of Anna continues to win fans!

Chicago's NewCity Lit called Visions of Anna "transcendent...charmed" Find out more!


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"Richard Engling knows Chicago's famously chaotic and glorious storefront theater scene like the back of his hand. It's the perfect setting for absurd comic hi-jinx."
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, author of Rise Up! and Bigger, Brighter, Louder

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