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Thursday, March 20, 2014

'Soon To Be Famous Illinois Authors: Top Three Pick!'

The top three authors selected for the 'Soon To Be Famous Illinois Authors' project has been announced. Sadly, I am not one of them. But I do want to cheer on the final three. No, I do not know any of them, but once I start a project, I like to see it through. Below is a bit about each author chosen and their self-pubbed book. I have not read any of the books yet, but they all sound intriguing.

In no particular order:

Rick Polad, author of 'Change of Address.' Mr. Polad was nominated by the Phillips Library, Aurora University.
Mr. Polad is a teacher of Earth Science. 'Change of Address' is a Private Investigator mystery/murder with a Chicago setting.

Mary Hutchins Reed, author of 'Warming Up.' Ms. Reed was nominated by Mr. Prospect Library. Ms. Reed practices law in Chicago. 'Warming Up' is story about a depressed musical actress who enters therapy to unravel her problems. Then a runaway teen enters her life and changes everything.

Joanne Zienty, author of 'The Things We Save.' Ms. Zienty was nominated by CCDS62 Forest School, Des Plaines, IL
Ms. Zienty is a Library Director for an elementary school in the Chicago land area. 'The Things We Save,' is a woman's journey into her past and childhood in Chicago.

The winners will be announced sometime in early April. In the meantime, check these books out at your local library or on All are available in e-book format.

Best of luck to all entries!

Til next time ~

DL Larson
Promises My Love also available on


  1. I didn't make it either, if that's any consolation.

  2. But we entered and that is progress! Thanks for stopping by!