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Authors on the Fox: Randy Richardson & Samantha Hoffman

Event Type: Lectures
Age Group(s): Adults, High School, Adults
Date: 10/21/2012
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
 Author Randy Richardson draws on real-life experiences as inspiration for his adventurous fiction. In his two highly praised novels, Lost in the Ivy and Cheeseland, he richly evokes the Midwestern experience with an authentic voice and a playful wink. Learn how he takes reality and turns in into imaginative and captivating fiction just by asking, “What if?”

An attorney and award-winning journalist, Richardson serves as president of the nonprofit Chicago Writers Association. His essays have been published in the anthologies Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul, Humor for a Boomer’s Heart, The Big Book of Christmas Joy, and Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year, as well as in numerous print and online journals and magazines. The online publication Gapers Block named his debut novel, Lost in the Ivy, one of the notable Chicago books of 2005. His latest, Cheeseland, was praised by New York Times No. 1 Best-Selling author James Finn Garner as a “tragic tale” that “richly captures the bravado and heartbreak of damaged boys who grow up into damaged men” and by Titanic 2012 author Robert W. Walker "as a novel that “touches the reader” with “a dramatic touch that rivals Nicholas Sparks.”

Samantha Hoffman, author and friend of Randy, will be a special guest. She is a runner, reader, film buff, tech geek, blogging queen, personal assistant, wine enthusiast, volunteer, animal lover, sister, friend, lover of life and…oh yes, a writer. Her stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul, The Corner Magazine (London), and numerous other print and online publications. She also writes a popular blog about life in Chicago where she is currently working on her second book. "What More Could You Wish For" is her debut novel.

Book sales and signing will follow the program. Please register.
Library: Main Library    Map
Location: Elgin Room
Registration Ends: 10/21/2012 at 1:35 PM
Status: Closed

We're sorry. The registration deadline was 10/21/2012 at 1:35 PM.