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Ms Magazine blog published an excerpt from my book, White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing. To read the excerpt go to: http://msmagazine.com/blog/2016/05/17/secrets-and-lies/

THE LOST ARTIST now available as an audio book.
Go to: www.booksinmotion.com

WRITES OF PASSAGE: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey wins a 2015 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book (Sisters in Crime The Writing Life Series, Book 3) To order copies go to: http://amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com or www.henerypress.com.

PEAK SEASON FOR MURDER now available!!
To order copies go to: http://www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com

“I loved it! Peak Season for Murder is mystery and suspense at its peak. Gail Lukasik has written a smart, literate page-turner and give us the best kind of protagonist in Leigh Girard–strong, flawed, and someone you definitely want to meet up with again and again!”                                                                                      –Molly MacRae, author of the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries

HOMELESS, IN MY OWN WORDS: True Stories of Homeless Mothers has been ranking in the top 100 e-books on poverty on Amazon.com. For more information go to:  http://www.amazon.com/Homeless-In-Own-Words-ebook/dp/B009CENV2O

EVENTS SCHEDULE 2017!!
With the release of White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing, 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year.

October 14, 2017
White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
Saturday, 10 am – 11:30 am
South Suburban Genealogical Society
3000 West 170th Place
Hazel Crest, IL
I’ll talk about my book White Like Her, as well as my two appearances on PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow. I’ll share my personal and genealogical journey to uncover the truth of my mother’s racial heritage. You’ll also get to hear more of my family’s history that didn’t make it into the program. Signed copies of White Like Her will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call: 708-335-3340.

November 9, 2017
White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
Thursday, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society
The Pointe
Crystal Lake, IL
I’ll talk about my book White Like Her, as well as my two appearances on PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow. I’ll share how my personal and genealogical journey to uncover the truth of my mother’s racial heritage led me to a deeper understanding of race and racial identity. Signed copies of White Like Her will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. For more information email Jan Polep @ jpolep@hotmail.com.

November 14, 2017
Behind-the-Scenes: How PBS Genealogy Roadshow Solved My Family’s Mystery
Tuesday, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Schaumburg District Library
130 s. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
I’ll talk about my two appearances on PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow. I’ll share my behind-the-scenes experiences as well as the research that went into my amazing family discovery. You’ll also get to hear more of my family history that didn’t make it into the program. Signed copies of White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call: 847-923-3390.

November 19, 2017
White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
Sunday, 2 pm – 3:40 pm
Cary Area Public Library
Cary, IL
I’ll talk about my book White Like Her, as well as my two appearances on PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow. I’ll share how my personal and genealogical journey to uncover the truth of my mother’s racial heritage led me to a deeper understanding of race and racial identity. Signed copies of White Like Her will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. For more information
contact Jennifer Reopelle at 847-639-4210 x 231.

November 20, 2017
White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
Monday, 3 pm – 4:40 pm
Ela Public Library
Lake Zurich, IL
I’ll talk about my book White Like Her, as well as my two appearances on PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow. I’ll share how my personal and genealogical journey to uncover the truth of my mother’s racial heritage led me to a deeper understanding of race and racial identity. Signed copies of White Like Her will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. For more information
contact Terri Meyer @ tmeyer@eapl.org.

Other appearances coming soon in 2017. Dates to be announced.

Cook Memorial Library either November 7 or 13.

La Porte County Public Library

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