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Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. Coincidentally, her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and many others, so she might be on to something. Unbeknownst to most, Michelle hoards board games she doesn’t have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also marmalade.



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Michelle Cox Hi, J! Thanks for the question! My favorite book as a child was probably Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, but I loved all of her books and read the…moreHi, J! Thanks for the question! My favorite book as a child was probably Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, but I loved all of her books and read them many times. And has it influenced my writing? Definitely. First of all it made me fall in love with historical fiction even as it dealt with so many universal themes. The character of Jo, especially, is interesting because she embodies the plight of a woman who wanted both a husband and a family and desired to have something of her own, her writing. The prose is beautiful and touching, which I can only hope to imitate. (less)
Michelle Cox I don't really get writer's block! I do take a walk through my neighborhood each evening, which is a great way to jostle ideas free. During that time,…moreI don't really get writer's block! I do take a walk through my neighborhood each evening, which is a great way to jostle ideas free. During that time, I usually try to focus on what I'm going to write the next morning. It seems to work!(less)
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Proud of working “in the clouds”

Glenn Brown was born on June 26, 1909 to Calvin Brown and Elaine Edwards, both of whom were immigrants from Australia.  Calvin was a construction worker, and Elaine cared for their nine children: Timothy, Glenn, Charlotte, Theodore, Ida, Pearl, Leon, and Martin and Mary, who were twins.  Glenn went to school until the eighth grade, but then quit to begin working construction alongside his father.

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“Philomena’s foyer and instinctively looked around for Gunther yet again. Why was she always looking for him, expecting him to be close by? she thought, irritated. She supposed it was because she had spent her first weeks here, on and off, with him alone, and it felt odd not to see him about as she had before, running into him occasionally and sharing what they were doing or reading. Though it didn’t make a bit of sense, it had almost felt as if this was their house, that they were the sole occupants and that all of these people coming and going now were merely visitors. And she was of course desperately worried, despite Sr. Bernard’s reassurances, about his injury and how his mother had fared in his absence. Not to mention the cryptic contents of his notebook, which she longed to ask him about.”
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