Monthly Archives: May 2011

Young Chicago Authors – the Area 17 ceremony

May 25, 2011, the culminating ceremony for the Area 17 Chicago Young Authors celebration was held at the Dr. Alexander Bouchet Math & Science Academy, and I was there as a guest of the coordinator, Tina Franklin-Bertrand.  Author B. A. … Continue reading

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Things I learned from being a contest coordinator

I’m in the final stages of being contest coordinator for my RWA chapter’s writing contest – I know, I did it before and you’d think I would learn, but for some reason I agreed to do it again.  We have … Continue reading

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Young Chicago Authors are GREAT writers

I spent today in Chicago judging at the annual Young Chicago writers competition, that includes poetry, fiction and instructional stories by kids from first grade through 8th. I am amazed at the quality of some of the writing there.  My … Continue reading

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My Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Yesterday was my day for stardom. I was a guest on the Laura Dion-Jones Radio Show, WRMN 1410 AM broadcasting from Elgin, Illinois. (Someday I will have to put a radio program in one of my books).   Naturally I alerted all my … Continue reading

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Do you remember your first time?

That’s what I’m blogging about today on Romancing the Genre’s. No, it’s not what you think, but yes, I hope you will enjoy reading about Young Adults and what it takes to write for them, so come over.  Added bonus, … Continue reading

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