A.E. Field Featured at In Print Book Fair

Author A.E. Field

Author A.E. Field

The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including A.E. Field.  Field has been dabbling in writing for over six years now. She released her first novel, Skyla – A Ghost Virus Novel, in May of 2013 and is expected to release the sequel this month.

The book fair will also have a Kids’ Zone, poetry readings, book signings and much, much more!

California Author to be at In Print Book Fair

Book - Elaine ShellyThe In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including Elaine Shelly.  Elaine is a writer and Creative Reinvention coach. Her life has served as a laboratory in developing her creative reinvention methods. She has experienced several dramatic transformations after years of being severely disabled and living in nursing homes. Elaine lives in Oakland, California, where she also writes poetry and fiction.

The book fair will also have a Kids’ Zone, poetry readings, book signings and much, much more!

Sandy Colbert will be on Chicago Radio

Sandy Colbert

Sandy Colbert

In Print President Sandy Colbert will be on the air Sunday, October 19, as the guest of Rick Kogan.  Kogan’s show, After Hours, airs on Sunday nights on WGN AM 720 from Chicago from 9:00 to 11:00 pm.  Sandy will be talking about In Print and the upcoming In Print Book Fair (Saturday, October 25 from 11:00 to 4:00 at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, Rockford).  Tune in; Sandy will be Rick’s guest from 10:00 to 10:30 pm.

Patricia Rockwell Will Be at In Print Book Fair

Author Patricia Rockwell

Author Patricia Rockwell

The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including Patricia Rockwell.  Patricia is a retired college professor. Now she writes two cozy mystery series: the Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mysteries and the Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth Mysteries. She is also the editor-in-chief and publisher at Cozy Cat Press.

The book fair will also have a Kids’ Zone, poetry readings, book signings and much, much more!

Randy Richardson to be at In Print Book Fair

Author Randy Richardson

Author Randy Richardson

The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including Randy Richardson.  An attorney and award-winning journalist, Randy Richardson was a founding member and first president of the Chicago Writers Association. His essays have been published in the anthologies Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul, Humor for a Boomer’s Heart, Be There Now, and Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year, as well as in numerous print and online journals and magazines. He is the author of two novels, Cheeseland and Lost in the Ivy, both from Eckhartz Press.

The book fair will also have live interviews for In Print Radio, a Kids’ Zone, poetry readings and much, much more!

That Kiss

by Mary Lamphere

I’ll admit it, the first time my friends and I saw him, we mocked. Tall and ridiculously good looking, he shot hoops like his life depended on it. With eyes narrowed and tongue peeking through pursed lips, we could see him counting his steps to the lay-up. We were relieved he didn’t have to focus that hard on breathing. We began going to the rec center hoping to see him. None of us would admit that, we of the honors dorm floor, but suddenly, catching a glimpse of him in his black nylon butt-hugging shorts, was as addictive as Diet Coke, as essential as studying.

Cupid we called him—Cute and Stupid.

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Jim Proebstle Featured at In Print Book Fair

Author Jim Proebstle

Author Jim Proebstle

The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including Jim Proebstle.  Jim holds a BA and MBA from Michigan State University. His novels have been recognized as finalists for the Indie, Eric Hoffer and International Book Awards. He is actively involved in book events, presentations, workshops and book clubs.

The book fair will also have book signings, live interviews for In Print Radio, a Kids’ Zone and much, much more!

In Print Challenge – October

Nanowrimo LogoThe October In Print Challenge is to participate in NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month, which runs November 1-30.  The goal for NaNo is to write 50,000 words in one month. Sound crazy? It is. But it can be done. And you can do it!

If NaNo is new to you, register at http://nanowrimo.org/ for tips and hints and support and giggles (they don’t take themselves very seriously over there).  If you know NaNo, then you know that it is a big undertaking and although you may not hit the 50k goal, any words on the page are a victory, and the camaraderie and encouragement you receive through the month are priceless.  The daily word count goal for NaNo is 1,667 words, that’s manageable, right? Plus, once you get to writing, the words flow better, and there will be days where you knock that measly 1,667 word count off the page.

So, writers, your In Print Challenge is to prepare for NaNoWriMo. Consider your new story plot, theme, characters. Outline a writing schedule. Make some NaNo connections (Wrimos are EVERYWHERE!).  Get back to us in December with your successes. “The world needs your novel.”

Kelly Epperson Will Be at In Print Book Fair

Author Kelly Epperson

Author Kelly Epperson

The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including Kelly Epperson.  Kelly is an author, book coach, editor, and ghostwriter. She has written 25 books, some for New York Times bestselling authors, one that sold three million copies. She also writes a weekly newspaper column and is a judge for the Erma Bombeck Essay Competition.

The book fair will also have book signings, a chance to win an iPad Mini, poetry readings and much, much more!

Wendy Stenzel Oleston Will Be at In Print Book Fair

Author Wendy Stenzel Oleston

Author Wendy Stenzel Oleston

The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including Wendy Stenzel Oleston.  She is a 42 year old married mother of two. In addition to writing, she is a digital designer, runner, and a huge child at heart who loves public speaking.

The book fair will also have a chance to win an iPad Mini, book signings, a Kids’ Zone and much, much more!