Kimberla Lawson Roby: Staying the Course

This best-selling novelist happily lives a quiet life in Belvidere, but when she travels the nation on book-signing tours, her fans turn out in droves. Discover how this talented writer became a New York Times best-selling author.

Janet Smith Post Conjures Cotton Rock, Fulfills Goal

This 71-year-old Galena-area writer is celebrating her first novel, based on her family. Discover how her Ozarks childhood influenced this book and her long career.

Murder, She Writes

Best-selling author and Rockford native Erica Spindler weaves yarns that thrill. Discover what she’s up to now, and how her hometown has influenced her work.

Freeport Author Pens Biography of Childhood Hero

It started with a rainy day, and turned into a lifelong passion. Meet a local writer and educator who has spent his life chasing a key figure in U.S. Naval history.