J. Wachowski Is Speaker At Chattanooga Writers Guild Meeting On May 14

Thursday, May 2, 2013
J. Wachowski
J. Wachowski

J. Wachowski will be the speaker at the Chattanooga Writers Guild Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library. The event is free and open to the public.  

Ms. Wachowski is a novelist and screenwriter, whose Chicago-set stories explore family, justice and healing.

Her historical fiction novel "Chicago & Western" (July, 2013) begins a new series connecting turn-of-the-century Chicago's high society and the city's notorious underworld.

Other works include a contemporary mystery, "In Plain View," which launched the Carina Press imprint line, and a noir screenplay about a haunted genius "Garbageman," which has been optioned by Warner Brothers.

She has writing credits in local news, business and non-profit organizations. Film and television production credits include the indie-feature film "Bound," as well as programming for ABC-TV and WFXT-TV Boston. She wrote, edited and produced the catalog "Early Illinois Folk Art." 

Chosen as a Writer-in-Residence at Ragdale Foundation, she is also a member of the Writers Guild of America-East, Historical Novel Society, and Romance Writers of America. She often speaks about writing and Chicago history to libraries, literary groups and readers.

Her degree from Northwestern University, specializing in Creative Writing for the Media, sent her back to school for a master's degree in Instructional Design from UNC-Chapel Hill.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband and children.

Look for her at www.jwachowski.com or on facebook as J. Wachowski.



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