Voices and Light from the City
Founded by hopeful individuals, Lake Street Press publishes voices that illuminate the journey of life, awaken the soul, and delight the human heart. We release a small list of inspiring titles each year in genres of nonfiction and fiction by Midwestern authors.
The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's 2015 Induction Ceremony
Taking place on Saturday December 5th from 7-9pm at Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's 2015 Induction Ceremony will celebrate the achievements of several talented writers.
Among those being inducted will be Rane Arroyo, Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, Floyd Dell, Alice Judson Hayes, Upton Sinclair, and Theodore Ward.
This will be the 6th class to be inducted into the hall of fame. The event is free and open to the public, but in order to assure seating please register here.
Joseph Malham to speak at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Coming up on Saturday October 10th Joseph Malham, author of award-winning biography John Ford: Poet in the Desert, will speak at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset, Iowa, starting at 12pm. Malham's talk will focus on John Wayne's collaborations with Ford. Copies of John Ford: Poet in the Desert will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop and author Malham will be available to sign them.
Winterset is the covered bridge capital of Iowa, not far from Des Moines. It's about a six hour drive from Chicago and the perfect fall getaway!
Joseph Malham's John Ford: Poet in the Desert is also available to purchase through Amazon as a paperback or an ebook!
Alchemy's Daughter receives a stellar review from Chicago Book Review
Congratulations are in order for Mary A. Osborne, who's novel Alchemy's Daughter, has been receiving loads of positive and highly appreciated feedback! Many thanks to the Chicago Book Review for the very kind words and their acknowledgment of indie authors and publishers in our city!
Read what the Chicago Book Review had to say about Alchemy's Daughter here.
Book Tour for Alchemy's Daughter!
July 13th - July 31st Mary A. Osborne and her most recent book, Alchemy's Daughter, will be going on tour! Secrets behind the making of the award-winning novel will be revealed as Mary shares personal experiences from her life that sparked the imagination for this story. Join Mary for her upcoming Italy Book Tours, virtual tour as she takes her readers through the making of this tale about alchemy, midwifery, romance, and magic, while also transporting readers to medieval San Gimignano, Italy.
The tour will also include a raffle for a chance to win a copy of Alchemy's Daughter! Stay tuned for more news about the tour, and click the embedded link above for the dates!
The First Annual "Get Lit" Event
Friday June 26th at 6:00pm The Artist's Studio at Saint Gregory Roman Catholic Church will be hosting the first annual "Get Lit" event! This event will be showcasing three talented award-winning authors, Mary Osborne, Alchemy's Daughter, Joseph Malham, John Ford: Poet in the Desert, and Amy Andrews, Love and Salt. The evening will include each author reading from their books following with time for discussion and questions! Please join us for a night of literature, music, and art!
Win a Copy of Alchemy's Daughter!
Wishing you could be transported to Italy this summer? Alchemy's Daughter, the newest award-winning novel by author Mary A. Osborne, will do just that! For a chance to win a copy visit studentessamatta.com and click on the Rafflecopter giveaway.
And remember you can always order a copy online as well!
Printers Row Literature Festival in Chicago
On June 6th-7 the 31st annual Printer’s Row Lit Fest, will take place in the South Loop of Chicago! This is an outdoor festival that brings book lovers from all over the Chicagoland area together, and allows everyone to share in the wonder that books bring to our lives!
Our very own Mary A. Osborne will be in the Chicago Writer's Association tent on the 6th from 2-5pm. During this time Mary will be giving away some free copies of her first novel, Nonna's Book of Mysteries, to those who purchase a copy of Alchemy's Daughter.
Don’t miss out on being apart of this summer fun!
Just in from Foreword Magazine, covering the best books from Independent Presses
We love Foreword Magazine, advocate of independent presses and publisher of Foreword Reviews. Many thanks, Foreword, for your tireless coverage of excellent books by indie publishers, which epitomize the great American tradition of creative expression and free speech.
Read Foreword's review of Alchemy's Daughter here.
Kirkus gives thumbs up to Alchemy's Daughter
We're happy to share the March 2015 Kirkus Review of Alchemy's Daughter by Mary A. Osborne right here. Thank you, Kirkus, for acknowledging excellence in indie publishing.
Not only do you discover fresh reads when you shop indie, you also support your local community. Alchemy's Daughter is available at any retail bookstore. Or, you can order it online.
Alchemy's Daughter, wins gold in Literary Classics Youth Media Competition!
Joe Malham, author of John Ford Biography, interviewed in The Almanac Mag
Author Joseph Malham is an iconographer as well as a writer. Read about "The Icon Man" in The Almanac Mag right here.
You can listen to Joe Malham read from John Ford: Poet in the Desert here.
Our Micro Press Creates Award Winning Titles
John Ford: Poet in the Desert
by Joseph Malham
Beyond the Pews
Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown
by Jillian Maas Backman
Nonna's Book of Mysteries
By Mary A. Osborne