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Long Overdue Newsletter - April 2024

Updated: Apr 30


New Long Overdue Author: Adam Hersh

It's been an exciting month over here. We officially welcomed Adam Hersh into the Long Overdue community of authors with the publication of his first book, Before You Sign: A Pocket Guide to Contract Law. Available for purchase here.

Check out this interview with Adam talking about his book, his writing process, and how he went from first draft to finished book. For an appetizer, here's Adam's encouragement to anyone currently in the idea/first draft stage:


Safe Landing Authors Speak at Budlong Woods Branch (Chicago Public Library)

The authors of Safe Landing held a talk at the Budlong Woods branch of the Chicago Public Library. The event was in collaboration with the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society.

For more photos from the event, check out our recap on the Long Overdue Instagram and Facebook pages. (click on image below)


Writing Contest in Lakeview Chicago

We're partnering with Art of Sight Eyecare (2915 N. Broadway) on a writing contest.

The prompt? Share a story of how gaining improved sight/visual abilities by way of corrective lenses (i.e. glasses, contact lenses), refractive surgery, or vision therapy has impacted and changed your life and/or point of view.

Who's eligible? Anyone who lives in Chicago.

The prize? $50 Lakeview East gift card

Deadline? Sunday, June 16h

Where to send submissions? Either or


Pickleball Book at Pickle Fest

Speaking of Lakeview Chicago, last weekend was Pickle Fest in Wrigleyville. What better spot to hand out some free copies of our recently published Pickleball book by Vicki Sheaffer and Chanda Cook.


Mark the calendar, Friday, May 3rd we're running our first "Free Book Friday." For now, just one winner. And we'll keep doing this --- you guessed it -- the first Friday of every month.

If you've ever purchased a Long Overdue book, congrats, you are IN the running!

If you purchase a book between now and Friday, you're IN.

Eh, we're feeling generous. If you've never purchased one of our books, but you like books and you like contests, shoot us an email ( and you'll be in the running.

So, who will win the first Free Book Friday?


"Speaking of Lakeview, can we get back

to that new Bonci pizza place?"

- Crash, Team Dog


Keeping up with Long Overdue

Best place to keep up with all things Long Overdue is a tie between our monthly newsletter and our Instagram page. If you enjoy this newsletter and know someone who might enjoy it as well, let us know, we'll make sure to add them to our subscriber list. We also got back on Facebook recently, you can follow us here.

And check out our website - Long Overdue Books. Long Overdue Books is a community for creating books. It's a place for authors (and soon-to-be-authors), readers, editors, artists, and designers to come together and move their stories from ideas to finished books.

Also, if you have any questions, ideas, stories to tell, you can reach Cal the Librarian at -

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Wish I could enter the competition. And as for the Pickle fest, with a name like Gerken who lives in Pickle Lodge,I should be there.............

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