Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Book Launch Party
Join Women & Children First Bookstore as we celebrate the launch of Cheryl Reed’s fiction debut, Poison Girls. For this event, Cheryl Reed will be joined by Jamie Freveletti, author of Dead Asleep. It’s the summer of 2008. Chicago’s Hyde Park Senator is running for the White House, the city is bidding to host the Olympics, and “Poison,” a lethal form of heroin, has killed more than 250 people, including dozens of suburban girls from prominent families. Natalie Delaney, a crime reporter from the Chicago Times, discovers that daughters of Democratic powerhouses are the real targets. Obsessed with finding who is behind the killings, Natalie becomes entangled in an underworld where cops, gangs, politics, and privilege collide.
Cheryl L. Reed is a veteran journalist. She is the author of Unveiled: The Hidden Lives of Nuns. A former editor and reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers, Cheryl has won many awards for her investigative reporting, including Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from Northwestern University and recently was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching investigative reporting in Ukraine. She is currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication.