The One Bright Star organization is a resource for families who have lost a child. The One Bright Star URL is http://www.onebrightstar.org/
The author of the article is Charlene Wexler, who also wrote the novel "Murder on Skid Row," which received an Apex Award of Excellence from Communications Concepts in 2010.
In "Murder on Skid Row," dentist Dr. Mel Greenberg opens his new dental office “to help the downtrodden”
A graduate of the University of Illinois, Wexler has worked as a teacher and bookkeeper and as “a wife, mom, and grandmother,”
Her work has appeared in publications including North Shore Magazine, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Vision magazine, Alpha Omegan magazine, and the Gazette newspaper of Chicago. On the Web, Char’s work has appeared on WayCoolDogs.com, Funny Cat Stories, One Bright Star and on the website for Nancy L. Young-The Transitioning World of Animals.
“I have always used writing as therapy,” Wexler said. “Now I have the opportunity to pursue it as a career.”
Wexler is active with the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Children’s Memorial Hospital philanthropy, Lungevity (an organization that fights lung cancer), the National Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish United Fund, The McHenry Bike Club, and the University of Illinois Alumni Association.
She and her husband, dentist Dr. Sam Wexler, live in Illinois.
Her advice for other aspiring writers—even grandmothers like herself—is to “follow your dream. You can do it, and it’s never too late.”
Charlene is available for writing assignments. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call William S. Bike at ANB Communications at (773) 229-0024.
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About Central Park Communications. Central Park Communications is a public relations firm based in Chicago, IL. See www.centralpark communications.com. About Charline Wexler: Native Chicagoan Charlene Wexler is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She has worked as a teacher and bookkeeper and as “a wife, mom, and grandmother,”