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Melanie Coffee
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Lives in Portland, OR
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Want to move to #Portland? Let me tell you something first #PDX
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Cashiers need your love, try this until you're ready. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_checkout
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A great way to encourage networking at #ccdk 
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Do you like to #hike? I'm thinking of taking it up after my first experience here in #Portland.
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Hi +Dawn Rasmussen! Nice to meet you! Indeed let's connect, I'm a total newbie, but am rapidly falling in love with it. And thanks so much +Tim McDonald for the intro! :)
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This is going to be great! Jess is such a talented, thoughtful and insightful woman, you should come and be part of this special hangout.
 
Come celebrate the publication of debut author +Jessica Vealitzek's novel, The Rooms Are Filled, hosted by her friends, journalist +Melanie Coffee and education consultant & entrepreneur +Ginny Washburne. Jessica will answer questions about her book, her writing process, and publication.
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JOIN THE PARTY! If you have any questions for Jessica about her book, writing, or publication, fill out this simple form and she'll answer them:

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To make any comments or ask questions during the live chat, simply comment on the Google event page, or use the hashtag below on Twitter or Google+

Event hashtag:       #TheRoomsAreFilled 

#JessicaVealitzek  #LitChat #author #books #publishing 

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About THE ROOMS ARE FILLED:
The Rooms Are Filled is the 1983 coming-of-age story of two people: a Minnesota farm boy transplanted to suburban Chicago after his father dies, and the closeted young woman who becomes his teacher. It is the timeless story of learning to live in one’s own life, of changing to become who we are. 
Chicago Tribune columnist John Warner says, “As you read about the seemingly quiet, Midwestern lives of the people of The Rooms Are Filled, you will suddenly realize that you desperately want them to get everything they’re hoping for.” Learn more about the book at www.jessicavealitzek.com.

About THE FRIENDS:
JESSICA is a writer near Chicago. When she’s not blogging at True STORIES, writing for Great New Books or composing ditties for her children, she enjoys writing anything else. Some of her favorite books are To Kill A Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, and The Killer Angels. Recent favorites include If Jack’s in Love, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Train Dreams, and Up from the Blue. You can find her online at www.jessicavealitzek.com

MELANIE is an award-winning journalist and former Associated Press editor. Her work has been featured on Huffington Post, Crain's Chicago Business, and The Chicago Reader. Find her online at www.sheswrite.net

GINNY is an education consultant and entrepreneur in the northwest Chicago suburbs. Ginny has worked with educators from across the globe as an education consultant for SMART Technologies, and most recently as a Director for Discovery Education. In February Ginny left the corporate world to spend more time with her three sons and pursue her passion project, iMoveU. You can find her online at http://exploringthejoyoflearning.wordpress.com/
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I stumbled upon this place but immediately liked that it was perfect for people watching. And let’s be real, #Portland is a great place to people-watch.
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This is #book  is a guaranteed great read. I'll be talking with the #author  about how she wrote this as a #SAHM  and how she got #published. #TheRoomsAreFilled  #JessicaVealitzek 
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We must keep pressing forward for equality.
 
Women and compensation: Why we need to worry MORE. http://bit.ly/1dHXhWk Troubling first-hand experience
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Check out my incredible friend and his pursuit of his visionary dream.
 
I'm beyond thrilled to share with you we were featured this morning on the TODAY show. 

Thanks for everyone's support over the past few months-it really means a lot. 

Amazon Fire TV, WeMontage and Mint.com (Mario's Top 3)
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  • Self Employed
    Freelance writer/editor, 2011 - present
  • Chicago Reporter
    Web Editor, 2012 - present
  • Associated Press
    Reporter, 1999 - 2003
  • Associated Press
    Supervisor/Editor, 2003 - 2011
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Chicago - Manhattan, Kansas - St. Louis, Missouri - Wichita, Kansas - Columbia, Missouri - Kansas City, Missouri - Houston, Texas
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1995 - 1999
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Our Christmas in England
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BlogHer Gone Wrong
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We Band of Mothers: Buying Cooperation & a Rare Marianne Give-Away!!
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Hi! My name is Christa and I live in High Point, NC. I met my husband through a good friend in 2003. I have been married to Orienthus (or ju

How Can I Protect My Son From Becoming Another Trayvon Martin?
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