A column in the Freeport Journal-Standard touts the upcoming Freeport Family Book Fest. Born to bark. Born to run. Born to be read to? Absolutely. This week’s column is going to the dogs – literally a special group of tail-wagging canines who, along with a dozen award-winning authors, all from Illinois, will participate this year […]
Flo – that’s my mom — turned 93 on Monday. My four sisters and I celebrated by taking Flo to Geneva for a two-night stay in a beautiful restored old inn. This was in Geneva, Illinois, but if you talk to Flo about it all, you might think we brought her to Switzerland. Trying […]
You might remember my guest blogger Sandra Murillo – she wrote a post here back in November about voting in her first presidential election. Sandra lost her sight when she was three and has always attended regular public schools. I met Sandra when she was still in high school – I interviewed her for a […]
An NPR story called Obama: A New Force in Publishing describes how our president is helping authors sell books. When he’s seen reading a book on a plane or carrying one in his hand during his travels, it can create a stir. When Obama was photographed holding Fred Kaplan’s Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, […]
…at least for a couple days. Go Spartans!