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Geralyn Hesslau Magrady

Pen Name:

Connection to Illinois: Magrady lives in Berwyn.

Biography: Geralyn Hesslau Magrady has an M.Ed in the teaching of secondary language arts and has taught English at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. She is currently teaching at Fenwick High School.

  • ''Lines'',
  • -- Winner, Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project, 2016

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

ISBN: 1515141276 OCLC: 948311285

CreateSpace 2015

In 1871, Chicago is unaware of the great tragedy ready to unfold. The class struggles that were evident prior to the fire will be strengthened during the city's rebirth, and an obedient Livia Haas must find her own strength during the transition. Affected by a first love, a deceased brother, and a sinister acquaintance who threatens her life and family, Livia Haas is forced to question literal and personal lines, as well as those that exist in the lineage from which she is born.

One Thing Leads to Another
ISBN: 1514801523 OCLC:

CreateSpace 2015

This is a chapbook that presents poetry through word threads rather than theme or style. A lighthearted song might precede a reflective story; traditional iambic pentameter might follow a work of free spirit and verse. The organization comes from a single word used in one piece that has a different purpose in the next. With such a variety of topics and poetic forms, the poems are sure to resonate with an audience just as diverse. Where did she come up with that? The question arises for every author. In this collection, the writer briefly comments on the thought process that went into the creation of each work. These notes add a personal touch to connect the reader to the poet as well as the poem.