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I can’t help but imagine how many people’s lives have been changed by 100 years of reading your books.  …  I remember how it felt as a child walking into that quiet room and realizing that I could go just about anywhere I wanted.  That room was an escape from the world, and, at the same time a window onto any part of the universe that I chose to explore.  …  I still feel a sense of possibility and experience a feeling that time has stopped when I walk into a library.  I usually don’t have a particular book in mind, but like to wander around and see what I can discover.

Steve Jenkins
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

So You Have a Story… My Journey From Page to Publishing

Event Date: 
Oct 15 2013 - 6:00pm

42 Johanna ShapardThe LaSalle, Peru and Oglesby Libraries are pleased to present " So You Have a Story… My Journey From Page to Publishing" on October 15, at 6:00 PM at the LaSalle Public Library. 

Whether you already have a story to tell or are thinking about writing one, Johanna Shapard, writing romantic suspense set in the 1920’s as Annalisa Russo, will describe her journey from the first word on the page to working with a publisher and what she learned in between. Ms. Shapard will speak on her style and writing process, the mechanics of writing, how to find an agent/ publisher, and what to expect after the signed contract.  The lecture/PowerPoint presentation will also include a Q & A session.

This program is free and open to the public .  If you need special arrangements or for further information, please contact:  LaSalle Public Library - 223-2341, Peru Public Library - 223-0229, Oglesby Public Library District - 883-3619