Category Archives: Reviews & Ramblings

Algren Documentary Screening in Albany Park Chicago

Nelson Algren is one of the best-known Chicago authors having written such notable works as The Man With the Golden Arm,  A Walk on the Wild Side and Chicago: City on the Make. He is attributed with influencing the writing of Studs Terkel, Mike Royko and Stuart Dybeck who all share Continue reading “Algren Documentary Screening in Albany Park Chicago” »

Book Coach 101 | Writer Showcase | Chicago

I enjoyed meeting with a wonderful group of current and aspiring writers at the “Writer Showcase” at Open Books in downtown Chicago hosted by Book Coach 101 founder and director Patrice Turner. The event was well attended, providing each participant an opportunity to take part in their choice of four, twenty minute Continue reading “Book Coach 101 | Writer Showcase | Chicago” »

Self-Publishing and Self-Broadcasting Go Hand in Hand

Nearly every episode of every talk show or interview show has at least one guest who is an author. Most are celebrities or individuals who have some modicum of celebrity status. If they are not a famous performer their celebrity can be due to their proven expert status or association Continue reading “Self-Publishing and Self-Broadcasting Go Hand in Hand” »

Authors Needed to Test Mobile App

We have launched a substantial update of our mobile app that provides authors a mobile platform to share information about their books.  During the soft-launch we need about 25 authors to download the free app and provide some feedback. ************ We will reward you with inclusion of your book in Continue reading “Authors Needed to Test Mobile App” »