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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Beth Szillagyi  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1956 in Gary, Indiana

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Illinois Connection

Szillagyi resides in Petersburg, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Szillagyi has been a sheet metal worker for appx. 30 years and a writer for as long as she can remember. The heroine of her book ''Hey, Lady! Your Tin Snips are Showing!'' is a woman who joins a formerly all-male sheet metal shop as an apprentice. It's a tale about growing up female, challenging the norms, and following one's dreams, down an unusual and oftentimes hilarious road that few have traveled before.

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Titles At Your Library

Hey, Lady! Your Tin Snips are Showing
ISBN: 1931540918

SynergeEBooks. 2002

Enter a world where men – supposedly - rule and women aren't usually welcome Ms. Szillagyi shows us the real truth behind the construction business... the good, the bad, and the hilarious.

Cobwebs in the Broiler: The Adventures of a Very Wicked Step Mother
ISBN: 0744309921

SynergEbooks. 2005

Val Szabo thought being the first woman sheet metal worker in her local community was a tough job. As it turns out, being the "wicked" stepmother to two kids is the hardest thing she's tackled yet.Join her on her crazy, zany, (and sometimes scary) journey into everything you never wanted to know about helping raise other people's kids.

Notes From Rainbow Bridge
ISBN: 0744311411

SynergEbooks. 2007

Rainbow Bridge, filled with warmth and sunshine, is the place where our pets go when their lives on earth are finished. There is plenty to do at the Bridge while they wait for their humans, and Chloe, a Samoyed dog in her former life, has been assigned to tell of her experiences by her boss, Big Dog. She meets many creatures, human and otherwise and also spends time volunteering and visiting the many areas of the Bridge, including the human and animal halls of fame that exist there. Her favorite pastime, however, is watching some of the many reunions that take place between humans and their pets. Typical of her breed and dogs in general, Chloe tells the story with canine wit, wisdom and whimsy.



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