“Martin Seay and Peter Ferry to Go Mano A Mano at Frugal Muse Books” by S.M. O’Connor

Frugal Muse Books, Music & Video in west suburban Darien, Illinois presents novelists Martin Seay and Peter Ferry going “Mano A Mano” on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  These authors are the winners of the Chicago Writers Association Novel of the Year Award.  This is a free event at which books will be for sale.

In 2017, Mr. Seay won the 2016 Book of the Year Award for Traditionally Published Fiction for The Mirror Thief, published by Melville House in 2016.  Originally from Texas, he now lives in Illinois with his wife Kathleen Rooney, a novelist and poetess.  He works for the Village of Wheeling and she teaches at DePaul University.

In 2016, Mr. Ferry won the 2015 Book of the Year Award for Traditionally Published Fiction Old Heart, published by Unbridled Books in 2015.  His first novel, Travel Writings, was published in English in the U.S.A. and U.K. and in Portuguese in Brazil.  Castle Rock purchased the movie rights.  Ferry taught at Lake Forest High School for twenty-seven years and wrote and edited textbooks published by Rand McNally & Company in the 1970s.  He is married and has three children.  His family resides in Evanston, Illinois and Palisades Park, Michigan.

Seay and Ferry will discuss everything from the idea phase of writing to the writing process to “publishing adventures.”  An audience Q&A and book-signing will follow.  Free refreshments will be provided.

Frugal Muse is located in Chestnut Grove, at the southeastern corner of the intersection of 75th Street and Lemont Road.  The address is 7511 Lemont Road, Suite 146, Darien, Illinois 60561.  The phone number is (630) 427-1140.

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