Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Helen Macie Osterman  

Pen Name: N/A

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.helenosterman.com
-- Helen Macie Osterman on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=helen+macie+osterman

E-Mail: -- helen.osterman@gmail.com


Illinois Connection

The author is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area and currently lives in the Southwest suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ms. Osterman has a B.S. in Nursing from St. Xavier College and a Masters in Nursing from Northern Illinois Univesity.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact author via [mailto:helen.osterman@gmail.com email].

Selected Titles At Your Library

Danger by design
ISBN: 9781610091428. OCLC Number: 946595427

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Emma Winberry and the evil eye :
ISBN: 1937148149. OCLC Number: 829936771

Weaving Dreams Publ.,. .

Locked within :
ISBN: 1610090446. OCLC Number: 869298288

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Maker's mark
ISBN: 9781480185982. OCLC Number: 837237781

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Notes in a Mirror
ISBN: 9781490546551. OCLC Number: 963671846

Self-published,. .

This book describes the treatment of mental illness in 1950. It follows two student nurses through their psychiatric rotation at the fictional Hillside Mental Hospital. It is classified as paranormal/historical.

Rogue wave :
ISBN: 9781610091923. OCLC Number: 929501998

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Emma Winberry and Nate Sandler, her significant other, plan a vacation on a sailboat on the Caribbean. Emma has misgivings about the trip and discusses it with her Guardian Angel who tells her there will be trials ahead. This makes Emma more uncomfortable. At the beginning of the sail, the ocean is calm and they relax. While sailing from the island of Curacao to Bonaire, they see a small uninhabited island with a lone palm tree. Emma notices a flashing light, as if someone is sending an SOS. They have no idea that Estrella Montoya, wife of a Venezuelan drug lord, is being held captive there. When returning to Curacao, they encounter a violent storm. Nate is washed overboard by a rogue wave. Is he lost forever? How does Emma get involved with the drug lord and his family? Follow the characters through the world of storms at sea, piracy, drug lords, and heroism to the pulse pounding conclusion.

The accidental sleuth
ISBN: 9780373267019. OCLC Number: 560270259

Worldwide,. .

Chicago resident, sixty-something Emma Winberry, gets more than she bargained for while trying to help a frightened teenage visitor to the next-door condo.

The accidental sleuth /
ISBN: 1594145814. OCLC Number: 86172949

Five Star,. .

Sixty-something Emma Winberry gets through life's ups and downs by depending upon her sixth sense, the patience of her significant other, Nate Sandler, and some occaisional assistance from her Guardian Angel to keep her out of trouble. Most of the time, that is. When she leaves her old house in suburban Chicago and moves to a posh condo on the lakefront, she discovers that even her angelic guardian benefactor might be a bit overmatched.

The elusive relation /
ISBN: 0373268831. OCLC Number: 871436903

Worldwide,. .

Sixty-something Emma Winberry depending upon her sixth sense and the patience of her significant other, Nate Sandler, goes to the U.K. to investigate a threat to Emma's newly found niece, Lindsey Bellingham, and her cousin Isabel. A wealthy American wants to buy Bellingham House, but Lindsey refuses to sell. Emma is summoned back to the States when her granddaughter is injured in an accident. But after the child recovers, she receives a frantic call from Lindsey saying that Isabel has been kidnapped.

The elusive relation :
ISBN: 9781432825119. OCLC Number: 727705600

Five Star,. .

[Emma Winberry] and her significant other, Nate Sandler, go to the U.K. to investigate a threat to Emma's newly found niece, Lindsey Bellingham, and her cousin Isabel. A wealthy American wants to buy Bellingham House, but Lindsey refuses to sell. They are summoned back to the States when Emma's granddaughter is injured in an accident. The child recovers and Emma tries to resume her normal lifestyle. But she receives a frantic call from Lindsey saying that Isabel has been kidnapped. Emma returns to the U.K. with her young friend, Tracie Adams. While investigating the surroundings with the housekeeper's son, Tracie is also taken by the kidnappers. They demand a large sum of money or threaten dire consequences.--Jacket.

The elusive relation :
ISBN: 9781410443144. OCLC Number: 745766081

Wheeler Pub.,. .

Winberry and her significant other, Nate Sandler, go to the U.K. to investigate a threat to Emma's newly found niece, Lindsey Bellingham, and her cousin Isabel. A wealthy American wants to buy Bellingham House, but Lindsey refuses to sell. Emma is summoned back to the States when her granddaughter is injured in an accident. But after the child recovers, she receives a frantic call from Lindsey saying that Isabel has been kidnapped.

The stranger in the opera house
ISBN: 9780373267644. OCLC Number: 747444886

Worldwide,. .

At least one mysterious presence troubles rehearsals at Chicago's Midwest Opera House, and sexagenarian Emma Winberry finds a hidden room and documents proving that the original building was a station on the Underground Railroad. When the group's archivist-historian is assaulted, Emma believes that she has two investigations to conduct, one on the mortal plane and one in the afterlife.

The stranger in the opera house /
ISBN: 1594148163. OCLC Number: 319247413

Five Star/Gale, Cengage Learning,. .

"At the Midwest Opera House, sexagenarian significant others Emma Winberry and Nate Sandler obtain jobs as supernumeraries. As the company prepares for a performance of The Ghosts of Versailles, the lead soprano svelte Signori Rienzi screams. Everyone rushes to her dressing room where the drama queen insists someone was in her room. The police find no evidence of such. Soon others see the mysterious stranger, but no one has been able to catch him. The cast and crew start thinking of the phantom of the opera house, but Nate assumes a street person is wandering in and out of the theater. They soon find a secret room containing a chest filled with historical memorabilia. Emma and archivist-librarian Tristana Morgan search for more items as they learn the opera house was once a station on the Underground Railroad. Emma believes the wraith is an escaped slave who never made it. When someone assaults Tristana and money is stolen, Emma feels she has two inquiries to conduct; one on the mortal plane and the other on the afterlife plane."--Mystery gazette.

The web /
ISBN: 1880254417. OCLC Number: 37292293

Vista Pub.,. .

Things hidden /
ISBN: 1880254557. OCLC Number: 40755334

Vista Pub.,. .