Northwest Quiz: Literary Luminaries

This is the perfect time to catch up on your reading. Test your knowledge of these literary luminaries who have called our region home.

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.

Dan Doyle: A Writer’s Best Judgement

He worked for the FBI during the Civil Rights era, and then worked his way up through a series of prestigious legal positions before retiring. So what’s he up to now? Paul Anthony Arco discovers this judge’s newest career.

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.

From the Managing Editor: Writers and Other Wild Things

Writers are a pretty wild bunch. All the stereotypes you hold about them are probably true.