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kelly-abell's picture
Dec.11.2013
In my new release Mabe's Burden, the first book in the trilogy Saving Shenanigans.  I write about three sisters brought back together for a common purpose.  It made me think back to my childhood days and all the "shenanigans" my sister and I used to get into.  Tell me about the most...
kelly-abell's picture
Dec.09.2013
Ever been in trouble and your sister bailed you out?  Stop by and tell me about it. 
steven-belanger's picture
Jun.22.2013
Photo: Author and book from rainydaybooks.com   For the first time in recent memory, I find myself not giving a hypothetical four or five stars to a book that I read very quickly, in a couple of days.  Which is not to say that I disliked it.  In fact, I did like it, sometimes a...
sande-boritz-berger's picture
Mar.27.2013
By the time I entered junior high, I had become so nervous a kid that each morning I began dry heaving the instant my feet hit the icy blue linoleum on my bedroom floor. I would purposely set the alarm clock a half hour early to allow me some privacy before my brothers awakened, ready to cause a...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Jan.18.2013
I had a pretty weighty post all set to go today, yet I decided to forgo it because of all the heaviness resulting from my Aunt Bert's demise. (There's plenty of time to be melancholy and morose; today is just not going to be that day). Instead, I realized that yesterday's post included a...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Jan.17.2013
(My older brother Tony and me at 3 1/2 and 2 years old, respectively) Last night we received some very unsettling news: My Dad's sister, Alberta, had passed away. There are very few times in my life that I can recall seeing my Dad visibly shaken. After all, this is a man who faced the horrors of...
ron-mcelroy's picture
Dec.19.2012
People who’ve read my memoir Wrong Side of the Tracks know that my sister left home when she was about 20 years old to join what we realized gradually was a cult. So I’ve been asked, what happened to her, how is she, what’s the latest news about this beautiful and beloved young woman who, to her...
lindsay-lee-johnson's picture
Dec.11.2012
I've always been funny about names. I think it stems from being left nameless, known simply as The Baby for the first few months of my life. I was last in a line of six, born in the middle of a party of much too much -- excess, indulgence, neglect, and tragedy. Still, it seems like a name isn't too...
patrick-erwin's picture
Apr.16.2012
NOTE: RedRoom'ers, sorry that it's been so, SO long since my last post.  This subject matter may be disturbing for some readers, so please proceed carefully.  A few weeks ago, on a sunny, cold spring morning, I made a journey from my urban jungle here in Chicago to a rolling hillside in...
libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Apr.05.2012
I first came to Chicago in the fall of 1977. At the time I was looking for a job in broadcast news (Which turned out not to be, but that’s another story). I’m still not sure who told me about it, but I stayed at the Belden Stratford, an apartment-hotel in the middle of Lincoln Park, which at the...