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Sierra Kay Joins Chicago Writers Association at Printers Row Lit Fest

Author Book signing at Tent H - the Chicago United Tent - Sunday June 9th 2pm-4pm

CHICAGO, IL – June 8, 2013 – Author Sierra Kay [www.sierrakay.com], a Nuyorican Poets Cafe Short Story Slam winner, will join The Chicago Writers Association (CWA) at the Printers Row Lit Fest Sunday June 9th from 2pm to 4pm in Chicago’s historic Printers Row neighborhood, surrounding Dearborn and Polk Streets.

Kay, who will be signing copies of her second novel “From Behind the Curtain” said, “I love Chicago in the summer for its festivals, and the Printer's Row Lit Fest is one of the best. As an author and an avid reader, it’s energizing. It’s like coming home.” CWA, established in 2003, is a creative community of Chicagoland writers, will have some 32 authors at the two-day event.

Printers Row Lit Fest is considered the Midwest’s largest free outdoor literary event. The event, which covers five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), is expected to draw more than 125,000 book aficionados, and will comprise over 200 booksellers, and feature more than 200 authors.

Kay’s From Behind The Curtain will be published thru The Vega Group, August 2013 on paperback, with an eBook version being released July 2013. From Behind The Curtain is a clever suspense fiction, in which the reader will encounter the story of Dee, who spent most of her life on welfare, watching her often-absent father struggle with addiction and, lately, watching her mother’s battle with cancer. Dee had paid her dues, and when her Auntie M brought her to live in Atlanta, things were supposed to get better. In Atlanta, Dee had new clothes, a full fridge, and her own bedroom. However, she soon realizes that life is not a bed of roses.

Kay’s love of the written word was predestined as a child. Her mother, concerned with the state of the public education system in Chicago, encouraged her to read anything that she could get her hands on, including the spelling bee word list that appeared in the Chicago Tribune each year. Kay was weaned on books like, Anne of the Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery and A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. However, her favorite book growing up was, Aesop's Fables.

In 2011, Sierra Kay won a Nuyorican Poets Cafe Short Story Slam [www.nuyorican.org] in New York.

About Sierra Kay:
Sierra Kay [www.sierrakay.com], is an author and entrepreneur, and holds a M.A. in Writing from DePaul University in Chicago. Over the last ten years, she has been focused on writing and digital marketing, for energy and financial companies in the Chicago area. Kay’s other creative writings include short stories and poems.

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