Edward Fadden is a native of Chicago and the author of numerous short stories. He attended Georgia State University – BA and Shorter University – MBA.
When Fadden is not hard at work on writing short stories about the Windy City, he is editing, writing, or devouring another book.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a working class neighborhood on the south-side of Chicago. The fathers of most of my friends worked for the steel mills, ship yards and railroads. This gave me an understanding of the middle-class working man and family. Perhaps this is why I am drawn to film noir and urban noir novels. Dennis Lehayne is a good example.
When did you first start writing?
I have always enjoyed writing. My serious writing began in college. I was lucky to have some excellent instructors.
Jake O'Shea struggled to move from a working class neighborhood to a successful career among Chicago's financial elites. Along with financial success came Lorenza De Luca a beautiful and intelligent product of the city's Gold Coast. But in Chicago things do not always work out as planned. Lorenza loved to quote Karen Abbott, “Leave the fireworks for those who cast no spark of their own.”