Nancy Chadwick-Burke, Michelle Cox, and Patti Eddington: Three New Authors Discuss Their Works

We are delighted to host a discussion with Nancy Chadwick-Burke, author of the new novel, The Wisdom of the Willow, and Patti Eddington, author of the new memoir, The Girl with Three Birthdays, ​​​moderated by Michelle Cox, author of the new historical fiction book, The Fallen Woman’s Daughter. Each author will talk about her writing process, and how her book came to be. Our guest authors work with similar themes of mother-daughter and daughter-sister relationships, and they will be exploring these connections in their works. Whether you are a fan of writing by and about women or a writer looking for guidance on completing and publishing a book, this is the program for you.  We'll leave plenty of time for audience Q&A.

This event is free with registration, to register, please CLICK HERE

More About the Authors: Michelle Cox is the award-winning author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series, a mystery and romance saga set in 1930s Chicago. She also pens the wildly popular, “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly blog chronically the lives of Chicago’s forgotten residents.  Her latest novel, The Fallen Woman’s Daughteris her first foray into women’s historical fiction and is based on a story she heard working in a nursing home.  She has spent years crafting it into a novel and is delighted to finally share it with the world. You can find out more about her HERE

Patti Eddington is a newspaper and magazine journalist whose favorite job ever was interviewing the famous authors who came through town on book tours. She never dreamed of writing about her life because she was too busy helping build her husband’s veterinary practice, caring for her animal obsessed daughter, and learning to tap dance. Then fate, and a DNA test, led her to a story she felt compelled to tell in The Girl with Three Birthdays. The brief “Report of Investigation” contained inside the thin, manila envelope that landed in Patti Eddington’s mailbox after almost six decades locked in a courthouse vault looked unassuming—but the adoption document unleashed a heartbreaking, emotional tempest that led her to question everything she ever believed about her beloved parents and her childhood and use her journalistic chops to go digging for the truth. You can find out more about here HERE

Nancy Chadwick-Burke is the author of Under the Birch Tree: A Memoir of Discovering Connections and Finding Home. Her essays have appeared in The Magic of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writing JourneyAdelaide Literary MagazineTurning Points - The Art of Friction, blogs by Off Campus Writers' Workshop, the Chicago Writers Association Write City, and Brevity. Her debut novel, The Wisdom of The Willow, included in the "Most Anticipated Books of 2024" by the Chicago Review of Books, follows the story of Magaret Dowling and her four daughters, Beneath the willow tree in their backyard has always been the place where Margaret has gathered her daughters to share her life's wisdom. Now terminally ill, she brings them back together under the tree to disclose her news--and make a final attempt to instill them with the tools they need to find their places in life. Nancy finds writing inspiration from her many meanderings through any forest, you can find out more about her HERE

 

Event date: 

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
The Fallen Woman's Daughter By Michelle Cox Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9798988009702
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Woolton Press - March 5th, 2024

When eight-year-old Nora arrives at the Park Ridge School for Girls in 1932, she is sure there's been some mistake. She can't imagine why she and her little sister, Patsy, were torn from their mother only to be subjected to the cruel whims of the house matron, Mrs. Morris. When their mother fails to rescue them week after week-and Mrs.


The Girl with Three Birthdays: An Adopted Daughter's Memoir of Tiaras, Tough Truths, and Tall Tales By Patti Eddington Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781647426507
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - May 7th, 2024

The brief "Report of Investigation" contained inside the thin, manila envelope that landed in Patti Eddington's mailbox after almost six decades locked in a courthouse vault looked unassuming-but the adoption document unleashed a heartbreaking, emotional tempest that led her to question everything she ever believed about her beloved parents and her childhood, and use her journalistic cho


The Wisdom of the Willow By Nancy Chadwick Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781647426521
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: She Writes Press - May 7th, 2024

Beneath the willow tree in their backyard has always been the place where Margaret Dowling has gathered her four daughters to share her life's wisdom. Now terminally ill, she brings them back together under the tree to disclose her news-and make a final attempt to instill them with the tools they need to find their places in life.