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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Geralyn Hesslau Magrady  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction


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Illinois Connection

Hesslau Magrady grew up in Chicago. She currently resides in Berwyn.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hesslau Magrady has taught English for 18 years. Presently, she teaches at Fenwick High School in Oak Park but has also taught at Proviso East High School in Maywood and St. Bernardine School in Forest Park. She and earned her bachelor’s degree from Dominican University and master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University.Hesslau Magrady's book ''Lines-'' was selected as a 2016 finalist in the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project. She has also published a chapbook of poems, ''One Thing Leads to Another''.


'Lines- '

Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project Winner, 2016

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ISBN: 9781515141273. OCLC Number: 948311285

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Livia Haas' strength and fortitude are tested as she survives the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 as well as her first love, the death of her brother, and a lurking evil force threatening Livia's life and that of her family.