Helen Macie Osterman

Helen Osterman is a retired nurse with five children and nine grandchildren. She is the author of the Emma Winberry cozy mystery series. She is also the author of Notes in a Mirror, a paranormal/ historical and Song of the Rails, a Love Story. Helen is an accomplished artist. Four of her paintings of old Maxwell Street in Chicago are in the collection of the Chicago History Museum.
 Helen Macie Osterman

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Holiday Closing Alert! Memorial Day, 2020   

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As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever,  we're going to be closed for Memorial Day!

That means we're going to be closed, Saturday-Monday May 23rd-25th,  2020.

I know what you're thinking--what???  The whole country's been closed down for two months!  Whaddya mean, you're taking off?  Well, we haven't been closed.  We've been here working harder than ever, due to a wildly increased demand for our services, so honestly, the Crew and I desperately need these days away.  No telephone calls or emails will be answered.  The admin office needs a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, May 26th, to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  And please, don't forget why we honor Memorial Day.  We should never--never--forget The Fallen.  

For those of you already in production, the production crew is running full steam; Judith (QA--Quality assurance, our Princess of Perfection) and Jay (Our Doyenne of Customer Delight) will be here and working, checking books and sending them out, so please, don't worry.  It's just we lazybones in the admin office that need a break!