The Newsletter Turns One!

It’s hard to believe I’ve been writing this publication for one year now!  Thank you for subscribing (all 649 of you!) and for walking—sometimes running—on this strange journey with me!  Keep going—I’m certain that the best is yet to be!
The first order of business...
The Contest!

And the winner is:

Marianne Wendt!!

Thanks to all who participated.

Don’t fret if you didn’t win . . .

More contests are on the way!
Fun Events!

The highlight of November was definitely my trip to Scottsdale, Arizona for the first-ever She Writes Press retreat.  It was a fabulous three days at the Boulders Resort, complete with dessert backdrop and cozy villas in which to relax and …er, write!  The best part of the trip, though, was meeting so many of my fellow She Writes authors (pics to appear in the coming months) and so many of the people behind the scenes who made my book a reality!  And what better content for an anniversary issue than a quick introduction to them!  So here they are, the team behind the books:
The Cover Designer: Julie Metz
The Editor/Production Manager: Lauren Wise
The Publicist: Crystal Patriarche
The Web Designer/Newsletter Whiz: Yolanda Facio
The Founder: Kamy Wicoff
The Publisher: The one and only, Brooke Warner
Of course there are many more people who make the gears turn, but I didn’t get pictures of all of them…Sorry!  I was clicking as fast as I could, but some managed to elude me.  Thank you, though, to all at She Writes, Booksparks and Ingram who make this all happen as if by magic.
…And one other fun event for November!

Chicago Book Expo!

Here’s me with fellow panelist, Cheryl Honigford, author of The Darkness Knows, another mystery series set in Chicago in the 1930’s!
Cool Press!
A Girl Like You recently picked up the following awards:

Listed in the Top 100
Notable Indies for 2016

Winner! Regional Fiction: Midwest Beverly Hills Book Awards

Finalist in Romance:
USA Best Book Awards

Check out this fun interview/guest blog post I did with fellow author,
Jennifer Dwight.
Author Sightings!

With authors, Laurie Buchanan, Julie Burton and Iris Waichler at Laurie’s launch! Libertyville, Il.

With author, Tamara Tabel, Barrington, Il.

With author, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, Scottsdale, Az

With authors, Tammy Flanders Hetrick and Jenni Ogden, Scottsdale, AZ
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Thanks so much!!!
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