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.
Anyone purchasing a book via Amazon can have it autographed
by J. Bard-Collins. Just fill out the info
on the contact page and
she will send you a bookplate made out to you and signed by her.