Tag Archives: Chicago Writers’ Association

Literary Mary Chats with Kristin Oakley

Welcome to the November edition of Literary Mary Chats. Today’s guest is a longtime friend and fellow writer, Kristin Oakley. Kristin Oakley’s debut novel, Carpe Diem, Illinois, won the 2014 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award for non-traditionally published fiction, … Continue reading

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So, you want to write a book…

I gave a presentation at the DeKalb Public Library Author Fair titled, “So, you want to write a book…” I opened with this startling statistic: Did you know 90% of people SAY they want to write a book? Based on reported goal percentages, … Continue reading

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Facebook Notes (Part 4)

Hard to believe, considering my weekly blogs, but I only posted four Facebook notes! Here is the last of them. Then: Printer’s Row June 7, 2011 at 9:55 AM My time in Chicago was brief, but I still enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Getting Lit!

at the Chicago Printer’s Row 34th Annual Lit Fest celebration. For the second year in a row, I was able to set up a table and sell my books, A Stranger’s Child and Pocket Money, under the Chicago Writers’ Association … Continue reading

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The Book Party

A couple of weeks ago, Friday, May 18, I had my first ever BOOK RELEASE PARTY for my contemporary mythology tale, A Stranger’s Child. Hosted by the Karnitz Art Gallery, it was a splendid little affair. Despite ASC being my fourth publication, … Continue reading

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WBP: What I Learned

As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, the In Print affiliate, Chicago Writers’ Association hosted the 6th Annual Writer’s Block Party Saturday, August 26, at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. I was proud to be a part of the panel featuring Jennifer Brown Banks, Marcie Hill, Becky Sarwate, and Charlie Monte … Continue reading

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WBP: What I Wish I had Shared

Honestly, the Writer’s Block Party whizzed by! So, when I offer this list of things I wish I had shared, it’s because there was no time for more. Social media is a sprawling topic. To cover all of the intricacies … Continue reading

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