Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas – Leadership 1937-2013 The First Forty Presidents of the NFPW

Paperback: 145 pages
Publisher: Dreamers Tapestry, Inc. (April 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0974587826
ISBN-13: 978-0974587820

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The story of the National Federation of Press Women began more than 77 years ago when Helen Miller Malloch, then president of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association had a vision for a national organization of newspaper women and writers at […]

Connie Corcoran Wilson – Laughing through Life

Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Quad City Press (July 13, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982444834
ISBN-13: 978-0982444832

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“Laughing through Life” is a collection of humorous essays and anecdotes, (including the author’s coverage of the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns), that critics have compared to “Erma-Bombeck-Meets-David-Sedaris.”

Mary T Wagner – The Gateway Cat

File Size: 166 KB
Print Length: 22 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

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With humor, grace, and occasionally resignation, the author deftly describes her family’s journey in this “e-short” into owning one cat…then two…then three…and finally four. Triggered by the drama of an impending divorce, the question “Mom, […]

Mary T Wagner – Heck on Heels: Still Balancing on Shoes, Love & Chocolate!

Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Second edition (March 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1482022087
ISBN-13: 978-1482022087

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Just add coffee…and sigh! This “Indie Excellence Award” winning book is the second collection of inspiring and empowering essays by author Mary T. Wagner, and adds accents of lovely nature photos to a […]

Mary T Wagner – Fabulous in Flats: Putting my best foot forward!

Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Second edition (March 21, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1482328038
ISBN-13: 978-1482328035

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My son looked at me and my accouterments with skepticism through narrowed eyes. This would be the son with the tattoo between his shoulder blades, the hand-rolled cigarette, the assortment of earrings, and the riot […]

Susan Peters – Sweet Liberia

Sweet Liberia: Lessons from the Coal Pot
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: Sunrise Consulting (May 31, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982712502
ISBN-13: 978-0982712504

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Sweet Liberia, Lessons from the Coal Pot is a delightful, painfully honest memoir that chronicles the thick slice of humanity sandwiched between Liberia’s April 12, 1980 coup and the Civil War in […]

Mary T Wagner – Running with Stilettos

Running with Stilettos: Living a Balanced Life in Dangerous Shoes
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Third edition (January 25, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1481216694
ISBN-13: 978-1481216692

Filled with humor, resilience and grace under pressure, “Running with Stilettos” is a wide-open window into one woman’s mission to give every day her best shot…in fabulous shoes.

Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas – Anthology of the Illinois Women’s Press Association

Paperback: 203 pages
Publisher: Dreamers Tapestry, Inc. (April 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0974587818
ISBN-13: 978-0974587813

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In 1914 the depth of talented authors of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association published an anthology they called The Memory Book. In honor and celebration of their memory, the IWPA of 2014 continues their legacy with The Anthology of the […]

Tracy Ahrens – Giant Hero

Giant Hero
Paperback: 126 pages
Publisher: Infinity Publishing (October 7, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 074144948X
ISBN-13: 978-0741449481

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Giant Hero is one couple’s intimate story about infant loss, choosing life over abortion, spiritual growth and a valuable resource guide for a rare congenital birth defect called Potter’s Syndrome.


Tracy Ahrens – Raising My Furry Children

Raising My Furry Children
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Weaving Dreams Publishing (August 24, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982487673
ISBN-13: 978-0982487679

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Raising My Furry Children is an affectionate account of one person’s experiences with her beloved furry children. Originally introduced in a newspaper column, these humorous, and sometimes sad, recollections will touch the heart of […]