Writing the Next Chapter

201703Chicago novelists Patricia Skalka, Lynn Sloan and Joyce Burns Zeiss will talk about writing as a second career, in a Society of Midland Authors program on Tuesday, March 14, at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor, Chicago. The discussion will start at 7 p.m. A social hour, with complimentary snacks and a cash bar, begins at 6 p.m.

Skalka, a former Reader’s Digest writer, freelancer and ghost writer, wrote the Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries, including “Death in Cold Water.”

Sloan was a fine arts photographer, short story writer and professor at Columbia College before she wrote her debut novel, “Principles of Navigation.”

Zeiss, a former junior high English teacher and adjunct professor at Trinity International University, used her experiences volunteering with refugees as the basis for her novel, “Out of the Dragon’s Mouth.”

They’ll discuss the paths they took to getting published.

The event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.