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Author Fair Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5-7

Local Author Fair at the Palos Heights Public Library, located at 12501 S. 71st. Avenue, Palos Heights, Il.

Wine and Words Tuesday April 26, 2016

Wine and Words Tuesday April 26, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Cork n Creation
16650 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL. 60477

Wine and Words flyer

Alan B. Shephard High School December 5, 2015

me and Jeanne at the craft fairFriends and family turned out to support me at the Alan B. Shephard High School craft fair on Saturday December 5. Several other authors were also there. We had a great time and sold a few books. A successful day for all!

My pal Jeanne Meeks (author of Rim to Rim, Wolf Pack, and Gator Bait) and me at the Shepard High School Craft Fair over the weekend.


IMG_2211This is Lydia Ponczak, author of Who’s After Samantha and Reenee on the Run. In between selling books, she posed for this pic holding the award she recently received from the Village of Oak Forest, a crystal microphone, for her years of service to the community as host of the local cable show News & Views. Congrats Lydia!



IMG_2220Several authors turned out to sell books at the fair. From left to right: Evelyn Cullet, Jeanne Meeks, Anna Grobb, Michele E. May, Sue Myers, Lydia Poncazk, Helen Osterman, me, and Helen’s grandson, Garret.



IMG_2217Anna Grob was selling copies of her delightful children’s book, A Coyote Who Wished He Lived In A Zoo.




helenHelen Osterman not only sold her mystery novels, such as Rogue Wave, she also sold some of her beautiful watercolor paintings.




garretHelen’s grandson, Garret, is a children’s book author. He was selling copies of Circle and Square.

News and Views

Also, I recently had the pleasure of co-hosting the local cable show, News & Views, with my dear friend, Lydia Ponczak. We taped the show in the main dining room in Traverso’s restaurant in Orland Park. I have to say, I was a bit nervous, but ended up having a ball with Lydia. The show will air during the entire month of December on Comcast on Tuesday evenings at 9 PM. Tune in to Channel 4 if you live in Oak Forest and Channel 19 for all other towns. If you don’t have Comcast, you can still view the program by going to, then click on News & Views.