Michele Fitzpatrick is a former staff writer and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. She has also worked as an executive editor in educational research and product development. Her blog, Mrs. Fitz’s Story Emporium, is a lighthearted look at living in Chicago, living as a writer and growing up in the lively 1960s. A graduate of Mundelein College and University of Iowa School of Journalism, she and her husband Richard live in Chicago. The Women’s Center is her first novel.

The author is available for select literary readings and lectures. A certified teacher, she also conducts seminars on media ethics, women in the arts and narrative journalism. To inquire about a possible appearance, visit michelefitz.com.