Literature/Poetry

Dennis Anderson '85

Dennis Anderson had his essay, Picking Up Dad, published by Purple Clover.

Picking Up Dad

Cynthia Bramlett ‘95

Cynthia Bramlett’s autobiography Determined to Win is available to purchase. The book is about Cynthia’s story of how God brought her out of a closet of tears into a life of joy.

Determined to Win: An Autobiography and Profession of Faith


John Campbell ’91

John Campbell recently published his first book Lessons in Window Cleaning (Lessons in Life). Through the different trial and errors of various aspects of residential window cleaning, Campbell learned numerous life lessons in a humorous and adventurous way. 

Lessons in Window Cleaning (Lessons in Life)

 
Martina Common '12

Martina Common's first book, A Better Me, has been published by Tate Publishing and is available for purchase on Amazon. Common gives you a glimpse into her life while growing up in a popular housing project in Chicago called Cabrini Green.

A Better Me

 

Krista Franklin MFA ’13

Krista Franklin is a Chicago-based writer and visual artist, pop culture addict, educator, & lover of the African Diaspora.

Krista Franklin

 

Brandon Graham MFA ’08

Brandon Graham’s second book, Missing People, is about the traumatic disappearance of Etta Messenger, and six years after the disappearance, it’s clear that none of the members of her middle-class family have finished mourning. Gaping emotional wounds have been poorly addressed. Will this ensemble of damaged characters pull themselves together in time, or will new stresses rip their tattered lives to shreds...

Missing People

 

Joyce Hutchens '85

Joyce Hutchens new book How a Pro Se Won Justice is available for purchase on Amazon. Hutchens memoirs is the remarkable story of one woman's disturbing but valiant eight-year legal fight against a clout-heavy school district.

How a Pro Se Won Justice

Nader Ihmoud ’14

 

Nader Ihmoud is the Editor-in-Chief of Palestine in America magazine. Palestine in America Inc NFP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people in the United States about Palestinian-American issues using journalism and cultural events.

 

Palestine in America

Nadine Kenney Johnstone MFA ’08

Nadine Kenney Johnstone's memoir, Of This Much I'm Sure, is about Nadine’s journey of meeting her husband, leaving her family and moving to the suburbs, her struggles with trying to have a baby and much more.

Of This Much I'm Sure: A Memoir

 

Andrea Kampic MA ’92

Andrea Kampic’s new book The Skinny on Eating Plants: A Why and How Manual (The Skinny Health Series) (Volume 1) is available for purchase on Amazon.

Learn more about the book

 

Annmarie Ortega  '12

Annmarie Ortega's book Saucy Girl, the first of a contemporary romance suspense series has been published with Highland Press.

Saucy Girl

 

Michelle Pretorius MFA ’14

Michelle Pretorius just released her first novel, The Monster’s Daughter. The novel takes place at the height of the Boer War in 1901 South Africa. A doctor at a British concentration camp conducts a series of grim experiments on Boer prisoners. His work ends in chaos, but two children survive.

The Monster’s Daughter

 

Shawn Shiflett ‘76

Shawn Shiflett’s new book “Hey Libera!” which is inspired by true events, is about a white boy attending a predominately African American high school in Chicago just after the Martin Luther King riots. 

Hey Libera!

 

Margaret Wappler ’98

Margaret Wappler’s Sci-Fi novel, “Neon Green”, is available for purchase. Wappler’s novel combines 90’s nostalgia with aliens!

Neon Green

 

Angela “Jay” Wilson ’94

Jay Wilson has released a new children's book titled “Frannie Fireball & Sally Snowball”. The book follows two sisters – one made of fire, the other made of snow, who symbolize the hot and cold weather. 

Frannie Fireball & Sally Snowball

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