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Upcoming Speaking Engagements: October 22, November 5, November 10

Want to know more about what it takes to see your novel in print? Join me Saturday in Elgin! Free program but be sure to register: gailborden.info/register or call 847-429-4597 Saturday in Elgin doesn’t work for you? The same program … Continue reading

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Join Me at my Book Release Party October 1

 I’d like to invite you to my  Book Release Party at Smokey Row Antiques on Saturday, October 1 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Come and say hello, share  some refreshments, and  help me celebrate the publication of The Mystery At Black … Continue reading

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Join Me at my Book Release Party October 1 or Lemont Historical Society’s Art Walk on Friday night!

My official Book Release Party is at Smokey Row Antiques on Saturday, October 1 at 3 pm. Come and say hello, share some refreshments, and help me celebrate the publication of The Mystery At Black Partridge Woods. I will also … Continue reading

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Announcing The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods

I am very excited to announce that The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods is now available for purchase at Amazon! It is also available on Kindle and Kobo now, and soon will be available for Barnes and Noble and iBook. … Continue reading

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Northern Illinois – Travel back to 1817

As The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods nears completion, I’d like to tell you some of the interesting history of the time period of that story—Northern Illinois, 1817. In the story, Cora, an amateur historian, and Nick, a scientist of … Continue reading

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Maine Coon Cats and Marie Antoinette

The Maine Coon Cat is the only show cat breed that originated in the United States. What does that have to do with Marie Antoinette? The origin of the breed is speculative, but one legend has it that prior to … Continue reading

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Exciting Announcements

Blog Posts will resume shortly, but I’ve been busy! Below are three exciting announcements to explain why the March post is delayed! Announcing: The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods The Lost Town of Sag Bridge lecture The History & Anecdotes of … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays – The Best Christmas Gift

The best Christmas present I ever received was a painting set. I was twelve years old that Christmas. Perhaps you remember how intensely a twelve-year-old can focus on a wanted item. It was all I could think of, yet I … Continue reading

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Lemont Waterways – Admiral Dewey and the Battle of the Ship Canal

  I promised you a story about the opening of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The truth is, not everyone was in favor of the canal. St. Louis filed a lawsuit in 1899 to prevent the opening, fearing it … Continue reading

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Lemont Waterways: The Sanitary Canal

Picture of men in crane basket during construction of the Canal in Lemont, 1895. Photo courtesy the Lemont Area Historical Society. This is my favorite canal—okay, I know—that’s strange, to have a favorite canal. But what a canal! The ambition … Continue reading

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