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Joining Forces with Glory

Events

Upcoming Book Readings, Signings and Events:

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation "Be My Valentine Family Event"
Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL

Friday, June 7, 2013
Volunteering at 2013 Printers Row Lit Fest Kick-Off Reception and Luncheon with Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune writer. More than 30 established stars in the literary world will be featured.
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
www.ulcc.org


Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10 a.m. - noon
Creme de la Creme Preschool/​Childcare/​Daycare OPEN HOUSE
724 North Center Blvd.
Romeoville, IL 60466
815-306-0307

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
8th Annual Craft Fair and Vendor Showcase
Waubonsie Valley High School
2590 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL 60504


Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10 a.m. - noon
Orland Square Mall Book Event - I'm the "Celebrity Reader!"
288 Orland Square Mall
Orland Park, IL 60462


Monday, December 3, 2012, 4 p..m. - 6 p.m.
Book Launch Event at 340 OTP, #3706
Chicago, IL 60601


Saturday, December 1, 2012, 10 a.m. - noon
Book Launch Event at 340 OTP, #3706
Chicago, IL 60601


Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 9 a.m.- noon
British School of Chicago
814 Eastman Street
Chicago, IL 60642
773-506-2097
www.britishschoolchicago.org


June 26, 2012
Guest Speaker
Military Officer's Wives Club
Walnut Creek, CA

June 2012 issue Glancer Magazine
Joining Forces with Glory feature

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Creme de la Creme School Open House featuring several authors including me
Romeoville, IL

Monday, May 28, 2012, 5:50 a.m.
Memorial Day Radio Interview re. Joining Forces with Glory
The Warren Pierce Show
News/​Talk 760 WJR
Detroit, MI


Tuesday, May 1, 2012 8 a.m. -2 p.m.
Clarendon Hills Middle School
Clarendon Hills, IL
Author Event regarding Joining Forces with Glory
Special acknowledgement to illustrator Shannon Sinwell
link to The Doings newspaper article http:/​/​clarendonhills.suntimes.com/​news/​12304818-417/​eighth-grader-illustrates-childrens-book.html

Monday, April 30, 2012 8:05 a.m.
KWCL-FM 96.7 MHz "Classic Hits 94.7"
Radio Interview about Joining Forces with Glory
Oak Grove, Louisiana

Saturday, April 14, 2012 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
Fountaindale Public Library
Bolingbrook, IL

Tuesday, February 2, 2012 and Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Oasis Men's Group
Glencoe Parrk District Takiff Center
999 Greenbay Road
Glencoe, IL 60062

Saturday, July 16, 2011 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Creme de la Creme Preschool Open House
724 North Center Blvd.
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-306-0307

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 10:00 AM - Noon
Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fountaindale Public Library
Bolingbrook, IL
Author Event - selling Elton the Elf

Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chicago Children's Museum Book Fair event
"Bringing Books to Life"
Featured author
Navy Pier, 700 East Grand Avenue,Chicago, IL 60611

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
Author presentation
Mt. Juliet Middle School
Mt. Juliet, TN

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Featured author - book reading - book signing
Santa's Secret Workshop
Walsh Elementary School
514 MacGregor
Lockport, IL 60441

Saturday, November 14, 2009
5th Annual Prairie Writers Day
Palatine, IL

Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 7-9 p.m.
Author Fair
Homer Township Public Library
14320 W. 151st St.
Homer Glen, IL 60491
www.homerlibrary.org


Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 10:30 a.m.
Books for Fun
"Elton the Elf" and author Lisa Mallen
Moneta Smith Mountain Lake Library
13641 Moneta Road
Moneta, VA
Smith Mountain Lake

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Family Literacy Night
Ravenswood Elementary School
Chicago, IL

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
Author's Guild Reception
Chicago

Friday, Jan. 30 - Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009
2009 SCBWI Winter Conference
(Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators)
New York City, NY

Thursday, November 6, 2008
Family Literacy Night
Nathan Hale School
6140 S. Melvina Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
www.haleschool.org

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Midwest Writers Association
Hackneys Restaurant
Glenview, IL

Saturday, November 15, 2008
Prairie Writers Day IV
The Priory Campus
Dominican University,
7200 W. Division St.
River Forest, IL

Past events:


Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2008
Printers Row (The Midwest's Largest Literary Event!)
Dearborn & Polk, Chicago, IL
SCBWI Booth
(Society of Childens Writers & Illustrators)
I will be signing and selling my book, Elton the Elf, both days from 10-11 AM.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
3:00 PM
University of Chicago
Family Resource Center
2nd Floor of University Church at 57th & University
Chicago, IL

Friday, Dec. 7, 2007
Our Saviour Preschool
Naperville, IL
8:30-1:30 PM

Thurs., Oct. 18, 2007
Creative World School
Aurora, IL

Sat., September 8, 2007
Chicago Kids Bookstore & More
3453 North Southport
Chicago, IL 60657

Thurs., December 7, 2006 9:30 a.m
Knox Children's Day Out
1105 Catalpa Lane
Naperville, IL 60540

Sat., December 9, 2006 1-4 p.m.
Fountaindale Public Library
Authors Event
Bolingbrook, IL

Fri., Dec. 15, 2006 12:30 p.m.
Divine Shepherd Little Lamb Preschool
985 Lily Cache Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440


Wed., December 20, 2006 10:00 a.m.
Chesterbrook Academy
2960 Rollingridge Rd.
Naperville, IL 60564

May 13, 2006 Mother's Day!
Lincoln Park Zoo
"Second Stories at the Farm-in-the-Zoo presented by John Deere"
312-742-2000

Fountaindale Public Library
Bolingbrook, IL
Saturday, September 24, 2005 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
300 West Briarcliff Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630-759-2102
www.fountaindale.lib.il.us

Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, IL
"Second Stories at the Farm-in-the-Zoo Presented by John Deere"
Sunday, December 11, 2005
2:00-3:00 p.m.
312-742-2000


August 2005:






July 2005:

. . . became the manager/​pr/​book agent to blues musician Phil Guy - all because of my research and writing the past few years about the blues and the Guy family (not my Guy family!). . . did an Elton the Elf reading for the local Heritage YMCA Zoofari campers June 30th and sold quite a few books - Yeh! . . . Phil Guy is scheduled to talk about and perform the blues for the older YMCA Safari camper kids the first week in July. Have a great summer!












January 2005:

Research, writing, more research and more writing! Check back for updates!


Past events include:

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Plainfield, IL
Saturday, 12-04-04
11:00 a.m.

The Fat Bean Coffee House
Naperville, IL
Tuesday, 12-07-04
10:30 a.m.
www.fatbean.com

The Fat Bean Coffee House
Naperville, IL
Saturday, 12-11-04
10:00 a.m.
www.fatbean.com

Borders Bookstore
Geneva, IL
Wednesday, 12-08-04
10:00 a.m.

Borders Bookstore
Matteson, IL
Tuesday, 12-14-04
10:00 a.m.

Storytime reading of Elton the Elf and booksigning at Borders in Geneva, IL, 12/08/04

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Selected Works

Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine Article - History and non-fiction
Eric Clapton brought together 22 world renowned musicians for a concert to benefit the Eric Clapton Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.
Children's Picture Book
Elton the Elf is lost. More than anything he wants to go home. Steady in his resolve he travels through the calendar year discovering the ways we celebrate the holidays.
Newspaper Articles
OuttaHere: Sun Publications/October 20-26, 2000