The judges gave our 20 semi-finalists a careful reading, we tallied up their scores, and we are proud and excited to announce the 2017 finalists in the Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project!
Our librarian judges have carefully read all the submissions, and after much deliberation, we are proud to announce the first round of semi-finalists for the 2017 contest.
Have you met the 2016 Soon To Be Famous winning author, Geralyn Hesslau Magrady? If not, you may be unaware that she is…The Most Interesting Author In The World!
Elena Ferrarin of the Daily Herald spoke with Denise Raleigh of the Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author project team and current winning author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady for this piece in December 2016.
The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project was inspired by a presentation by brand expert and NYU professor David Vinjamuri, who spoke about the importance of libraries in the era of eBooks and branding.