Caryn Lazar Amster

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General Information

Name: Caryn Lazar Amster

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction, True Crime, Chicago History , Chicago in the 1950's and 60's

Born: 1941 in Warren, Ohio



Illinois Connection

Amster was raised in and still lives in a Chicago suburb.

Biographical and Professional Information

Caryn Lazar Amster, a marketing specialist in Chicago, grew up working side by side with her parents in Wee Folks, their South Shore toy store. "The Pied Piper of South Shore, Toys and Tragedy in Chicago" is her first book. A portion of the proceeds from its sale will be donated to Women's American Ort in honor and memory of her mother, Belle Lazar.

Published Works

  • The Pied Piper of South Shore, Toys and Tragedy in Chicago, 2004

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

  • Writer's Digest International Self Published Books Award in 2006 for Family Stories and Biography category
  • USA Book News- Best of 2004 for True Crime category

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Topics include:

Marketing and Public Realtions

Telling and Selling Your Family Story

Planning, Writing and marketing Your Own Book

Be a Business Success Story, Marketing Your Onw Book

The Basher Experience - for Jewish audiences - on experiences involved in writing my true family story.

External Links

Caryn Lazar Amster on WorldCat


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