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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…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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“They Don’t Know How Much We Love Each Other.”

antonAnton Lungu was born near Brasov, Romania on July 22, 1936 to Ciprian and Ileana Lungu. Ciprian was a soldier, and Ileana cared for their four children. Anton only went to the equivalent of seventh grade before he quit to work at a construction job. He stayed in construction his whole life, except for the two years he spent in the Romanian army. He served his time and even became an officer aft...

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