Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Florence Osmund  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1949 in Prospect Heights, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Osmund grew up in Libertyville where she attended grade school and high school. She received her master's degree from Lake Forest Graduate School of Business. She moved to downtown Chicago in 1990 and continues to live there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Florence Osmund has more than thirty years of writing experience working in a variety of Illinois corporations. When she retired in 2009, she started writing her first novel. She has now published five novels.


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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) The author is happy to talk to aspiring authors about the writing process as well as about her self-publishing experience.

Selected Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 9781478268338. OCLC Number: 829679250

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It is 1949 and twenty-four-year old Marie Marchetti has just discovered the identity of her multiracial father, Jonathan Brooks, the father she never knew. Marie grew up in Chicago, the only child of a single mother, having had very little contact with people of other races, making her current situation more than a little daunting. Marie hope the invitation from Jonathan to spend two weeks with her newfound family over Thanksgiving will help uncover the truth about herself that her now deceased mother had never shared with her. But the visit has potential for being disastrous since Jonathan has only recently acknowledged Marie's existence to his wife and their three grown sons. Marie's strong need to understand who she is and where she belongs drives her to form an intimate connection with her new family, transcend the prejudices of friends and strangers, and seek peace and truth in her life.

Living with Markus /
ISBN: 0991518551. OCLC Number: 959291097

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Thirty-one-year-old Marc Nussbaum builds a successful landscaping business with clientele from the affluent suburbs of Chicago and has visions of enjoying no dependents, no worries, no commitments outside of work -- and he thinks he's found the perfect woman to enjoy it with him. Then he starts pushing his own life aside to run to the aid of his dysfunctional family members and eventually loses sight of his dreams and his girlfriend. Marc has to realize his purpose in life and how to achieve self-fulfillment and makes a discovery along the way.

Red clover /
ISBN: 0991518500. OCLC Number: 919969632

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Lee Oliver Winekoop is born into extreme wealth but feels inadequate as he grows up. When Lee starts to find his way, his world is turned upside-down by family secrets that cause him to rethink who he is and where he is going.

Regarding Anna
ISBN: 9780991518524. OCLC Number: 919969331

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After the death of her parents, Grace Lindroth discovers a box in the attic of their home that contains enough suspicious items to cause her to believe that her parents may not be her real Mom and Dad. She sets out on a mission to uncover the truth so she can go on with her life.

The coach house
ISBN: 9781467946513. OCLC Number: 794679174

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