Friday, March 6, 2020

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, March 1 through March 6


There's lot to read and view here, so I'll keep commentary short and simple.

I hope you're having a great start to your Friday and that it continues to go well.

I hope your weekend is even better.

And send up good thoughts for me that I'll get lots of writing down on my two novels in progress this weekend.

The muse has been a little slow to activate, and I find myself defaulting to reading good books instead of writing them.

Non-bylined features:

Monday through Saturday I assembled my non-bylined works into one convenient file and posting them on Facebook in the evening, so readers can easily choose the ones they want to read.

Or search by topic (people, pets, A&E, faith, health, and food) at

Social media:

Daily updates: I do post the briefs and calendars on Twitter during the week, so you're welcome to follow me at @Denise_Unland61.

BryonySeries stuff: I post curated content relating to the BryonySeries at @BryonySeries. And assorted related content at And of course, please follow the adventures of Bertrand the Mouse on Instagram at bertrand_bryonyseries.

If you're a writer anywhere in the world, you're welcome to join WriteOn Joliet's Facebook page at We're based in Joliet, Illinois, but we love to meet and interact with writers outside our area, too.

Upcoming events:

Once Timothy Baran is done updating this page, these will listed here:

Books and Such

Information on my books (including where to buy) along with upcoming events is at


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Thank you for reading The Herald-News. And for reading this blog. And if you've read (or plan to read) any of my books. Your support is greatly appreciated.

'I wanted to leave a record of my 100 years'
New Lenox man and former Herald-News retiree celebrating milestone birthday on Sunday

VIDEO: Hopping on a boxcar
Lyle Wiggins of New Lenox, who turned 100 today, talks about the unusual way he found a summer job.

VIDEO: Transporting the wounded
Lyle Wiggins, a former Herald-News employee, discusses one of his jobs during World War II.

A new way to get events published in The Herald-News

Not quite ready for the wild life
Release of an owl in Plainfield on Friday runs into glitch

'His spirit was so strong and positive'
Mokena man was strong in music and ministry

'Prescription yoga' for your individual needs
Minooka studio offers yoga therapy to help address a wide range of wellness issues

'I rap for the unchurched'
Joliet gospel artist spreading the good news through music

These Minooka HS teens make thrifting cool
'Shop' for free at their next pop-up store on March 14

Make this quick and easy sautéed salmon at home

Come out and try alligator, elk and venison nachos on March 14 in Plainfield

LocalLit spotlight: Plainfield East High School student Nolan Hull

This library's gone to the dark side 
White Oak Library district to offer 'Monsters and Myths of March'

'I see the world through a rectangular frame'
Homer Glen photographer exhibiting artwork at Joliet cafe

LocalLit book review: 'Mouse in the House' by J.L. Callison of Aurora

Illustration by Matt Coundiff for "Visage."

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