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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"The Saintly Stew" in the Georgia Museum of Art's Kress Project Anthology

Last year, I was honored to have one of my short stories (paired with a related recipe) selected as a winner in the Georgia Museum of Art's Kress Project, for which it and 24 other winners were published in a museum anthology that has finally been released this month. It's a wonderful collection of artwork, stories, and media the pay homage to the Italian Renaisaance paintings donated by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the GMOA.
So for a little more fantasy reading, you can find the story at the link here:

http://georgiamuseum.org/kressproject/view-entry/the-saintly-stew

Enjoy this, as well as all the other amazing entries in the Kress Project anthology!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Photos from the Suburban Life

Here are some pictures from the Suburban Life newspaper in Riverside, IL, from my book signing back on July 2nd. And now I know why I write and why I don't model or act...being photogenic is apparently not one of my talents. But that adorable little blonde girl in one of the pictures worked with my mother in a stage production of "Sound of Music." She had awesome questions!

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2013/07/03/local-author-showcases-her-book/dz5bj6o/?view=all

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Big Thanks to Everyone who came out to the Official Book Launch!

The Official Book Launch for "The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx" took place at the Riverside Public Library in Illinois last night on July 2nd at 7:00pm.
The whole night was incredible! There were about 65 attendees and not only did we run out of the library's order of books, but exhausted my extra stock as well. After the book signing, there was a short gathering at the Reeger homestead with refreshments, and everyone seemed to have a great time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you a thousand times to everyone who came out to the event in support of the book. Riverside is full of amazing people and it was such a thrill to be back among childhood friends and neighbors. If you ever visit Riverside, please stop by and support the library as it truly is a magical place.

Note: The lady on the right with the navy blue jacket is my childhood piano teacher, Mrs. Kretz...she was teaching me piano when I was five years old!


A balcony view of the event. Isn't this library beautiful?


The Johnsons (my brother's parents-in-law) drop by for a quick hello and book signing

My brother Adam and his wife Jen

Chicago actor Doug Pawlik and the amazing Maggie Sikora Boorzanes

Childhood friend of over 20 years Christina Kowaleski

Librarian Dorothy Sikora (who arranged the whole event, thank you!), Chicago actress Jamie Gangi, and her husband Carrey