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Meet the Three 2017 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Finalists!

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!

Meet the 2017 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Semi-Finalists!

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.

She’s…The Most Interesting Author In The World!

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!

Daily Herald – “Contest spotlights self-published authors in Illinois”

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.

Listen and read -The Bleeding Typewriter Covers Soon to be Famous

Sue Wilsey speaks to award-winning author David W. Berner about Soon to be Famous on Stitcher, Buzzsprout and StoryVoice.

David Vinjamuri is excited about reading the Illinois Famous Author

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.

Project Debuts @ILA – We Begin the search for the Illinois Author to become Famous

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project made its debut at the Illinois Library Association conference today.

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