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You’ve landed in the right spot if you’re looking for contemporary fiction featuring stories of family and home and maturation plots with realistic protagonists of all ages, who make their way in the multi-cultural urban environments of America’s major cities and small towns.

Byline, Madeline Slovenz

Madeline was born on the Jersey shore a long time ago. If you are a Generation Z reader, you might refer to that as “the olden days”.  Back then, she loved to read but didn’t like pretend stories. She had little time for that. Madeline wanted to know what really happened; and asked her mother, “Tell me real stories about what it was like when you were growing up.”  That same spirit is what guides her writing today.

Today, she is retired from wearing the many hats of her working past–waitress, actor, designer, stage manager, telemarketer, Kelly Girl, puppeteer, theater director, playwright, mask- maker, woodcarver, ethnographer, teacher and staff-developer. Most of her time is now spent in Chicago, IL where she enjoys writing fiction from her perch overlooking Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan.

She would like to share her short stories and updates on her forthcoming YA novel Eat Your Warrior Fish. It is a story about an alienated teenage boy who tries to solve the mystery of his father’s death. Along the way he’s thrust into a wacky world of familial obligations and cultural norms when he is adopted into a quirky Chinese martial arts family in Chinatown that gives him more than what he’s looking for.

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