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Long Overdue Newsletter - September 2023

We had an amazing time exhibiting and presenting at our very first Printers Row Lit Fest right here in Chicago. The panel on “Writing After Loss” was uplifting and it was great to hear from all three of our Safe Landing authors as well as Eileen Hamra, author of Time to Fly.

Here were Jim, Kim, and Melody signing a fresh stack of their books in preparation for the event.

And Kim getting the Long Overdue logo painted on her fingernails!

We had two tables at the event. One dedicated entirely to Safe Landing. The other showcased the rest of our Long Overdue books.

Note - You can order a copy of Safe Landing right here in our online bookstore.

Not even 15 minutes in, a camera crew and reporter from ABC 7 stopped by to interview Kim. Turned on the news later... Hey, we know her!

We had a great time at our tables and couldn’t have asked for better weather over the weekend. It was so cool to see thousands of passionate readers roaming the festival and we enjoyed connecting with other authors and publishers too.

As the end of Day 1 approached, we got ready for our panel discussion. Thank you to all who attended and shoutout to the authors for a great talk!

And you know it's a great Saturday when you end up at First Draft (owned by Jim Borchers and just a couple blocks away) afterward for some dinner, some pints of Guinness, and a Borchers' family tradition - a headstand by the Matriarch Melody Smith.

Then back at it on Sunday for another great day.

We're extremely grateful for the opportunity and experience we had this year. One thing is for certain: We'll be back at Printers Row Lit Fest in 2024. We just might need some more tables!


New Pre-Orders Available - October Releases

Speaking of more tables and more authors, we have a busy month ahead in October. Here's a look at three new books that are close to the finish line and available now for pre-order. We're working on two more that we'll highlight in the October newsletter as well.

Before You Sign is a concise pocket guide designed to demystify contract provisions that individuals may encounter when signing agreements. Whether you're a business owner wanting to understand how specific clauses can impact your enterprise, a law student seeking additional resources on contracts, or a professional looking for an edge, this book has you covered.

Authored by Adam Hersh, a multi-state licensed attorney, this book signifies complex subjects and provides real-world examples to empower business owners, professionals, and students with a deeper understanding of contractual matters. Available to Pre-Order Here.

Pickleball: It's a Big Dill! Relish this playful jaunt through the history of Pickleball and the evolution of the game into today's latest and greatest court sport! Just be careful when reading this at a tennis court... Available to Pre-Order Here

Or, if you'd prefer to sign up to reserve a copy and pay when the book is printed, you can fill out this Google Form instead.

Coming from Tuscany is a true story that takes place during WWII in Florence, Italy. It starts when Hitler came to Florence in 1938 and ends when the city was liberated from Nazi fascism. A young woman and a man meet and fall in love, while simultaneously other stories take place and the world is collapsing around them. Available for Pre-Order Here.


"Wow, those new books stopped me right in my tracks.

Clear out my November calendar, I have a lot of reading to do. By the way, do they make Pickleball rackets for dogs?"

- 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. Instagram will be full of Printers Row Lit Fest posts over the next 2-3 weeks. 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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