United Methodist Men’s Meeting May 19th

8:00 A.M- BREAKFAST AT ELLY’S PANCAKE HOUSE, 372 E GOLF ROAD, 847-364-4400.

9:00 AM – PROGRAM IN THE NARTHEX:

Presenting Barbara Binns, Trinity’s very own published author. This exciting meeting will include details on how she obtained research, and became an author of a recent publication, “PULL”.  She will also share other insights of her very interesting life.

A. Binns is the pseudonym for Barbara Binns, a twenty-five year member of Trinity United Methodist Church. The short stories and novels written by this Arlington Heights resident feature a combination of family drama, intrigue and suspense.

She is a member of the American Library Association, the Chicago Writers Association, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America and The Writing Place at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. She is a graduate of Hyde Park High School in Chicago, and earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin (B. S.) and DePaul University (M. S.). She is a cancer survivor who volunteers at the Arlington Heights Senior Center and Trinity Methodist Church in Mt. Prospect. Her short stories are frequently featured in the Arlington Almanac.

Her first novel, PULL, dealt with the effect of domestic violence on children. The American Library Association (ALA) named her debut Young Adult novel, PULL (ISBN #978-193481343-0), to the 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list in January 2012. The book tackles the effects of both spousal abuse and child sexual abuse on family members. PULL also won the National Readers Choice Award in 2010, and has been nominated for the Elliot Rosewater Indiana High Book Award. Her follow-up novel, BEING GOD, deals with teen alcoholism. BEING GOD will be published in Nov. 2012.

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