About the Author

Robert K. Elder is a journalist, book author, film columnist and Internet entrepreneur.

Pulitzer-winner Studs Terkel calls Elder “a journalist in the noblest tradition” in his introduction to Elder’s book, Last Words of the Executed.

For almost a decade, he served as a staff writer at the Chicago Tribune. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Premiere, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Salon.com, The Oregonian and many other publications.

Elder is also the editor of John Woo: Interviews, the first authoritative chronicle of the filmmaker’s life, legacy and career. He has also contributed to books on poker, comic books and film design.

In 2009, Elder founded Odd Hours Media, which produces the websites ItWasOverWhen.com and ItWasLoveWhen.com.

He currently teaches journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

It’s a little known fact that he survived a Snuffleupagus encounter in the wild.

A Montana native and graduate of the University of Oregon, Elder lives and writes in Chicagoland.

He has been known to carry a digital voice recorder.