Friendships

by Caroline Lee


Yesterday was the birthday of Elizabeth, a very dear friend from college days. When someone has known you for so many years, they have a unique perspective on who you truly are. I love that about her because she sometimes knows things about me that I don’t even realize about myself! Friendship is the icing on our birthday cake of life. Thanks, Elizabeth, for all the fun flavors over the years!

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Another Step Closer

by Caroline Lee


I’m excited to have completed the copy edit reviews this past week for the new book Maxzyne & the Old Horse Theatre. This means it is one step closer to being published. During the process I was reminded again that a good book’s best friend (and author’s!) is the editor. Thank you, Kim, for saving me from my grammatical gaffes and punctuation faux pas!

Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Michigan Avenue, Chicago


UIC Summer Program

by Caroline Lee


A few weeks ago, Maxzyne and I were excited to meet some of the students at the University of Illinois-Chicago Early Outreach Program. I read a bit from the book and answered a lot of questions. When asked about my superhero t-shirt, I told them that developing an interest in reading is a great start to becoming a real-life superhero! 

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Kids Read Comics

by Caroline Lee


I have always loved comics. As a kid one of my favorite things to do on Sunday was stretch out on the living room floor and read the newspaper funny pages. I still sneak a peek at the comics in the Chicago Tribune most days. This particular one made me smile because it shows what kids might do to get out of their summer reading!

I have always loved comics. As a kid one of my favorite things to do on Sunday was stretch out on the living room floor and read the newspaper funny pages. I still sneak a peek at the comics in the Chicago Tribune most days. This particular one made me smile because it shows what kids might do to get out of their summer reading!


Chicago Academy of the Arts

by Caroline Lee


Last week I had the joy and privilege of attending the final school show presented by graduating seniors at this wonderful city academy of the arts. The talent, skill and enthusiasm of the performers, writers, artists, designers, choreographers, singers and musicians was simply remarkable. What if every school encouraged the creativity of each student, nourishing and sustaining that fragile seed of inspiration and imagination until it grew sturdy and strong? These students will go into the world and enrich us all with their gifts. I applaud and thank them for their training, dedication and the love they showered on the audience that night for their art. 

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Book Launch Party!

by Caroline Lee


Kids enjoyed meeting Maxzyne for the first time and hearing her story.