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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Noreen Carol Natale  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Humor

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1956 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

I was born, educated and amused in Chicago, Illinois where I returned the favor by writing humorous stories. I am a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

I am a fan of humor so it's fortunate that I live in Chicago and had early access to Second City. As an undergrad my first creative writing class was taught by John Powers, author of "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up." I continued my writing education with classes at Columbia College, a B.A. degree in Communications/Journalism from Loyola and comedy writing at Second City.While earning a living as a marketing professional I published articles and short stories in local newspapers. One story made it to the Wall Street Journal's Career Journal. That article is now part of the collection titled "My Humor's Working (Even if I'm Not)." Please click on the Amazon link where you can read the entire first chapter. If it makes you giggle, I hope you buy a copy for yourself and encourage your friends to do the same.

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Titles At Your Library

My Humor's Working: (Even If I'm Not)
ISBN: 145366288X

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2010

Combine a Scott Adams workplace with Chelsea Handler's attitude and David Sedaris' view for a bumpy, hilarious ride through this short story collection. Noreen Natale writes about working, not working, smiling dogs and other curious observations. This is a must have for your leisure reading collection.

Speaking Engagements

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