So you’ve read all about Ayana Mathis and you’re excited for her arrival in Glen Ellyn. You finished her book, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, months ago. You’ve even bought your tickets for our panel lunch and told your friends about the event. But who are the three other fabulous panelists? Read on to find out about our guests for the event, moderated by GEPL’s own marketing coordinator, Anthony McGinn.
AMY SUE NATHAN lives and writes near Chicago where she hosts the popular blog, Women’s Fiction Writers. Her newest book, The Glass Wives, is the poignant story of two women who help each other preserve a family after a tragedy forces them to reconsider what matters most in their friendship. She has published articles in Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune and New York Times online among many others and is an editor for Backspace. Amy grew up in Philadelphia and is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She is the proud mom of a son in college and a daughter in college and a willing servant to two rambunctious rescue dogs.
Over the last 22 years, BRET NICHOLAUS has written 25 books, including two national bestsellers—The Conversation Piece and The Christmas Conversation Piece. He has been published by three of the top six New York houses and has also successfully self-published some of his works under his own company, William Randall Publishing. Altogether, more than one million copies of his titles have been sold. Bret has also served as a book-marketing consultant for various Chicago companies, including Loyola Press. He holds a degree in communication from Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
JOE DUREPOS has more than 35 years of experience in the book-publishing industry. As a literary agent, he sold more than 150 titles for his clients, and many of these books ended up on bestseller lists. Additionally, he worked as a publishing sales rep for Random House and as a general manager for Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville. For the last 12 years, he has served as acquisitions editor for Loyola Press in Chicago, where he has acquired more than 200 books.
Writing and Publishing Panel Luncheon: Saturday, September 28 at 11:30
Tickets $20 and available at bookfest.org/tickets