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Libby Hellmann
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7 Creative Proofreading Tips To Transform Your Jaggedy Draft into a Polished Post via @copyblogger
Stefanie Flaxman delivers seven tips that help you infuse creativity into the process of turning a rough draft into a polished post.
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Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. ~ Samuel Johnson
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See me on tonight's Murder Mansion episode of “Blood Relatives.” Catch the series trailer here: http://goo.gl/8OpDKi
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"This was a book I could not put down..." Get your excerpt of Easy Innocence here:
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Catch me on TV this Thurs on: “Blood Relatives” Murder Mansion. See the series trailer here: http://goo.gl/8OpDKi
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Should be "veddy" interesting... I was interviewed last summer; have no idea what they're going to use. If anything!
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10 Great Gifts for Grammar Geeks via BookRiot. Are you a grammar geek?
Yesterday was National Grammar Day here in the states, so in the spirit of better-late-than-never, I present gifts for the grammar geek in your life. Learn it, live it, wear the button from Geek Details. Chingy knows grammar, y’all. This … Continued
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Catch me on TV tomorrow on: “Blood Relatives” Murder Mansion. See the series trailer here: http://goo.gl/8OpDKi
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Crime fiction author at http://libbyhellmann.com
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    Writer of thrillers, suspense mysteries, historicals, PI novels, amateur sleuth, police procedurals, and even a cozy mystery. Blogger too. And columnist.
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Author of compulsively readable thrillers, recovering news junkie, Chicago booster
Introduction

Libby Fischer Hellmann is a critically acclaimed crime writer loved by readers the world over for her compulsively readable thrillers and strong female characters. Her fast-paced crime fiction spans 10 novels and 20 short stories, and she has also edited a popular crime fiction anthology called Chicago Blues.

With critics describing her work as “masterful” and “meticulously researched,” it’s not hard to see why Libby’s thrilling and richly varied crime novels have won numerous awards. Libby is exceptionally committed to her work, and in 2005-2006 she was the National President of Sisters in Crime, a 3,400+ member organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of female mystery writers.

Libby started out in broadcast news, beginning her career as an assistant film editor for NBC News in New York before moving back to DC to work with Robin McNeil and Jim Lehrer at N-PACT, the public affairs production arm of PBS. Retrained as an assistant director when Watergate broke, Libby helped produce PBS’s night-time broadcast of the hearings. She went on to work for public relations firm Burson-Marsteller in Chicago in 1978, where she stayed until she left to found Fischer Hellmann Communications in 1985.

Originally from Washington, D.C.—where, she says, “When you’re sitting around the dinner table gossiping about the neighbors, you’re talking politics”—Libby earned a Masters Degree in Film Production from New York University and a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to writing, multi-talented Libby writes and produces videos, and conducts speaker training programs in platform speaking, presentation skills, media training and crisis communications.

Libby's Novels

Libby’s best-selling novels have won widespread acclaim, with her first novel, An Eye for Murder, nominated for several awards and described by Publisher’s Weekly as “a masterful blend of politics, history, and suspense”.

Libby is known for her portrayal of strong female characters. An Eye for Murder introduced Ellie Foreman, a video producer and single mother who went on to star in several more novels in a series described by Libby as “a cross between Desperate Housewives and 24.” Libby’s second series (Easy Innocence, Doubleback, and Toxicity) follows the Chicago PI Georgia Davis, a no-nonsense detective who has been featured in three books so far, with a fourth due out next year. In addition to her hugely popular series, Libby has also written three standalone thrillers in diverse settings and historical periods that demonstrate her versatility as a writer. Through her “Revolution Trilogy,” (Set the Night on Fire, A Bitter Veil, and Havana Lost) we meet young activists during the late Sixties, a young American woman who marries and moves to Tehran, and a female Mafia boss who chases power at the expense of love.

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Multiple award winning novelist - http://www.libbyhellmann.com/awards-and-nominations/Owner of a really smart dog named Einstein
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  • U of Pennsylvania
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  • New York University
    Film Production
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