“The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan” by Steve Wiley – Book Tour and ūüėć Amazon Giveaway!

The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan
by Steve Wiley
Genre: Fantasy
 
“Intelligent,¬†Enchanting, Playful” ~ Publishers Weekly

Warning: Content may be deemed offensive by Polish Indians, vice presidents of

something, my wife, Finbar Finnegan’s wife, LinkedIn, little kids who

think this book is for little kids, Thumbelina, Brown Liners,

mermaids, and the wind.

Growing up and getting trapped in adult life is something that most people

eventually face, but while reading The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca

Finnegan, a charming and magical book by Steve Wiley, it is almost

possible to forget about the inexorable progress of time. With a main

character who is teetering on the edge of forgetting about magic

forever, this novel is a touching and thought-provoking ride through

nostalgia, memory and the promises of youth. Wiley’s sharp,

tongue-in-cheek style of writing makes the pages fly and the Chicago

skyline makes a stunning backdrop for this mystical romp.

In Chicago, a secret L train runs through the mythical East Side of the

city. On that train, you’ll find a house-cat conductor, an

alcoholic elf, a queen of the last city farm, the most curious wind,

and an exceptional girl by the name of Francesca Finnegan.

When we first encounter Richard K. Lyons, he is a man who has long

forgotten the one night, when he was still a boy called Rich, when

Francesca invited him aboard the secret L for an adventure through

the East Side. The night was a mad epic, complete with

gravity-defying first kisses, mermaid overdoses, and princess

rescues. Unfortunately for Rich, the night ended like one of those

elusive dreams forgotten the moment you wake. Now, Rich is all grown

up and out of childish adventures, an adult whose life is on the

verge of ruin. It will take the rediscovery of his exploits with

Francesca, and a reacquaintance with the boy he once was, to save

him.

Half of the proceeds from this book are donated to Chicago Public Schools.

For more information, visit fairytalechicago.com.

Steve is a father, husband, uncle, brother, friend, and purveyor of fairy

stories. He grew up in and around Chicagoland, where he still lives

with his wife and two kids. He has been published in an array of

strange and serious places, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in

Washington, D.C., to Crannóg magazine in Galway, Ireland. The

Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan is his first book. He has an

undergraduate degree in something he has forgotten from Illinois

State University and a graduate degree in something equally forgotten

from DePaul University. Steve once passionately kissed a bronze

seahorse in the middle of Buckingham Fountain. Seriously, he did.

 
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