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Signing and Reading Real Santa Elk Grove Library Oct 27th 7PM

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Novelist William Hazelgrove will be reading and singing Real Santa at the Elk Grove Library on Oct 27th 7Pm

Indian Trails Library Reading and Signing The Pitcher and Real Santa Thursday 7 PM Oct 23

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William Hazelgrove will be reading and signing his latest novels The Pitcher and Real Santa at the Indian Trails Library on Oct 23 7PM

Deerfield Public library Saturday 1 30

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Finding the Novel Inside of You Signing Real Santa at the Deerfield library

Westmont Library Writing a Memoir and Reading for Real Santa Oct 12

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William Hazelgrove will be reading Real Santa at Westmont Library and discussing how to write a memoir Oct 12

Real Santa Signing and Selling Your Books Through Social Media Oak Park Library Oct 11

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Best-selling novelist William Hazelgrove will show what it takes to promote your writing via social media at Oak Park Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 pm. (Posted by Oak Park Public Library, Community Contributor)

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By Debby Preiser, Community Relations Coordinator.

For more than 20 years, I have been hosting author events at Oak Park Public Library. From many first-time authors, I have heard the same thing: “Marketing a book is much harder than writing a book.” I think author William Hazelgrove would agree.

“There’s really only one way to sell your writing today: on the Internet,” Hazelgrove suggests. Now a best-selling novelist, Hazelgrove has used the power of social media to secure media and build sales for his six, soon to be eight, novels. On Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 pm, Hazelgrove will present “Selling Your Writing in the Age of Social Media,” in which he shows what it takes to get started and how to put-and keep-your name in front of readers.

Once a struggling fiction writer living in Oak Park, Hazelgrove toured the Ernest Hemingway birth home on Oak Park Avenue in the 1990s. On a whim, he asked if the house had any unused space. It did-the attic. Hazelgrove became the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence, and for years he wrote in the attic of Hemingway’s birthplace.

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Today Hazelgrove is the author of eight novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, Rocket Man, The Pitcher, Real Santa, and forthcoming in 2015, Jack Pine, and The Pitcher 2. His books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist’s Book of the Month Selections, American Library Association Editors’ Choice Awards, Junior Library Guild Selections, and have been optioned for the movies. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications and has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today have all covered his books with features.

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I encourage any new or aspiring author to come learn how Hazelgrove has used social media in many ways to bring attention to his writing. Learn from a pro at this free, two-hour workshop at Oak Park Public Library. At the event, Magic Tree Bookstore will have copies of Real Santa available for sale.

Here’s what Susan Gibberman from Schaumburg Township Library has to say about this program: “Mr. Hazelgrove tells it like it is, with humor and inspiration. Every writer-from the newbies to those with numerous publications-can learn something from his ‘Selling Your Writing in the Age of Social Media’ presentation.”

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William Hazegrove Speaking on Writing Real Santa Bartlett Library

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William Hazelgrove will speaking on Thursday Oct 8th on the writing of his sixth novel Real Santa the story of a man who becomes Santa Claus to keep his daughters faith in Christmas. The book has received rave reviews. The reading and discussion will begin seven PM.

Signing for Real Santa Townhouse Books Oct 12 Sunday 11AM-3

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William Hazelgrove will be signing his sixth novel Real Santa at Townhouse Books in St. Charles on Sunday Oct 12 from 11-3. The story of an unemployed engineer who becomes the Real Santa to keep his daughters faith in Christmas alive has been getting rave reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and Booklist
“If someone doesn’t make this book into a movie then there is something wrong with the world.” Starred Review Booklist

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