Friday, April 11, 2014

Tomorrow's Author Fair and Story Round Up

Tomorrow, I will be speaking about Vampire Stories for Young Adults and Young Adult Literature at the Fountaindale Public Library Author Fair.

Basically, I will share the background behind the series, the attraction to vampires and how this series mirrors adolescent challenges and angst, particulars to keep in mind while writing for young adults, and why I chose to self-publish, along with an overview of the steps it takes to do so.

The presentations is from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook. The entire fair is from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and only three other authors will present.

Former Joliet resident to appear in "Memphis" at the Rialto

The show was Monday night, but the story is more about how this young man is living his Broadway dream

An Extraordinary Life: He was friends with everyone

Sports was his calling card; touching lives was his life. Turns out Tom Seddon was related to a former boss (who is now a friend...strange the turns life takes...)

Group catering to huskies and malamutes gather at Plainfield dog park

Story by Jan Larsen. Jan was The Herald-News features editor when I began my freelance writing career. When I became features editor in January, Jan messaged me and asked if she could freelance write for me. Now that I have a budget, I could agree. Speaking of surreal twists, editing the writing of a former editor...

Massage therapist to share life experiences of being blind at disability lecture

Story by Jeanne Millsap. Andre King summed up his childhood with these words about his parents: "They treated me like everyone else."

Seneca chef wears many hats in the kitchen

Tamara Womack heads up a school cafeteria, teaches all the cooking classes at the Channahon Park District, and runs a personal chef business. Whew!

Bolingbrook social worker devotes 20 plus years to kids, wins award

Former employee for the Department of Children and Family Services sees the Christian ministry in her career.

Chanticleer to perform at the Rialto

A perfect blend of a dozen male voices singing a variety of music: this is one concert I wish I could attend.


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