Saturday, Oct 19, 2019, 10am-4pm at the Crest Hill Branch of the White Oak Library District will host White Oak Author Fest! Come on out and meet some great authors of every genre. I’ll be there with my book Adventures at Kiddie Land. http://whiteoaklibrary.org/Crest-Hill-Branch
I had lots of fun at Wheaton Festival of Cultures last Sunday! My friends and I promoted the study of French and Italian languages and countries. There were +20 cultural exhibits and nearly 1000 attendees! We had 5 international market vendors, 3 interactive art projects, heard 6 musical performances, and personal stories of immigration. We also ate at 2 food trucks! We played games in French and Italian with children and adults- no worries- prior knowledge of the language is not required!
The school year is about to end. What are you looking forward to doing this summer?
Godly fathers are a true gift. Godly men are a precious treasure. Whether they are biological fathers, uncles, grandads, brothers, cousins, friends or neighbors. Godly men can be mentors and role models to many in their circle of influence. Indeed, they can be the hands and feet of our Lord. It is right and good to let them know how much we appreciate them, on father’s day or any day. Happy Father’s Day to all godly men out there!!! We appreciate you!
Come see local authors tomorrow at the Plainfield Public Library for Indie Author Day. I will be there and so will many others giving talks on Chicago’s American Writer’s Museum, creating character-driven plots and ways the library can help writers.
Indie Author Day Brochure 2017 copy
I visited Kennedy Space Center in Houston, Texas. What an exciting place! I have so much to tell you about the Kennedy Space Center. I saw the control room used in the original Apollo missions to the moon. I saw the “Boneyard” where several retired Apollo rockets sit. Visitors can actually touch the outdoor rockets and read about their missions in space. Here are a some pictures so you can see what I saw.
We had authors of various genres, including Children’s books, memoires, romance, adventure and young adult fiction. Some authors write full-time, others have day jobs. Ann Rubino wrote Peppino and the Streets of Gold, about Little Italy in 1940’s, J.L. Callison wrote Stranded at Romsom’s Lodge, about two teens kidnapped and dropped in a remote area who decide to live out their Christian values despite their situation, Denise Baran-Unland (childrens and middle grade fiction) also writes for the Chicago Tribune. Nicole Knepper is a social worker and started out blogging on being real, juggling career and motherhood and is now working on a book on care-giving. Walter Blair, a former Chicago Public dual language teacher, now teaches in the suburbs, wrote a book with his fourth grade students called La Bellisima Ciudad (The Most Beautiful City). So many interesting stories! We answered questions from local participants, then we watched a live feed of a national video conference with industry leaders. All in all, it was a good day!