Shy Town Blog
Can't get enough of the books? Stop by the blog where you'll find exclusive interviews with the authors and profiles of inspiring women in Chicago. Discover the character's favorite hotspots in the city from restaurants to shopping. Wondering where to start? Grab a class of wine and take our quiz to find out what type of Shy Town Girl you are.
The Shy Town Girls series follows the adventures and friendships of four young women, Ivy, Bobbie, Meryl and Ella, as they experience a major turning point in their lives: their quarter-life crisis, where they question what the hell they’re doing, who they’re with and how they define success all in the great city of Chicago. The first book in the series debuted in December 2012 and the second will be launched this fall.
Check out all the latest buzz behind the authors and where the ladies have been featured including The Chicago Tribune, RedEye and Today Chicago Woman. Get the inside scoop on how the real Shy Town Girls—the series’ three authors—got started and discovered their passion for writing.
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This week marks the one-year anniversary of the first Shy Town Girls novel. On December 8, 2012, Jennifer Yih, Katie Leimkuehler, and Melissa Wilson launched the first novel after months of working as co-writers and publishers. That first novel revolved around Bobbie and was written primarily by Jen. A lot has changed since then—the…
Because I work in publishing, a lot of the time, reading is my job. That basically means that I have the best job in the world, but I used to get nervous that I would somehow burn out on reading, as if doing it every day at the office would make me stop…
Over a year ago, author Katie Leimkuehler sat down with Melissa Wilson and Jennifer Yih to create the four women who became the Shy Town Girls. They sketched out personalities, backstories, fears, dreams, and future storylines. Katie felt herself drawn to Ivy Westin and claimed her as her own. “Ivy is an inspiration of my…
Vet2Tech is a Chicago organization that provides scholarships for approved technical job training to veterans. Carol Multack is the CEO and president of the company, but the route she took to assuming this role is unconventional, to say the least. In fact, Multack didn’t obtain her bachelor’s degree until she was 53 years old.…
Considering that my photographer boyfriend, Oliver, has a gallery of his own, it’s no surprise that one of our favorite things to do on a date night is visiting art galleries. There’s something magical about strolling through an exhibit, taking in the beauty that someone has crafted from joy or pain or any other…