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As far back as I can remember, I have always loved stories. I am a mother, former teacher,
but will always be a teller of tales.

When you open a book or Kindle, you enter a new world of words. You meet characters that
live with you even as you read that last page.

The Chicago of 1884 only exists in memory or fiction - a chapter in our history.
The Great Fire in 1871 was a destructive force that forced the City to move in a new direction.
And the City has been constantly reinventing itself ever since.

Chicago is and always will be a city of neighborhoods that just grow larger.
You remember the sights, the smells of a neighborhood and when you return, they've torn it
down and built something else.

My stories are about Chicago. I write mystery stories about the nineteenth century city of George Ade... Upton Sinclair... Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham. Join me as I continue the journey.

Joan

Honor Above All is the first novel
in a series, set in 1882 Chicago.
It will be published in 2014
by Allium Press.

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