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  • Barrington Area Library Author Fair

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    Big thanks to all who came out on April 22 to the Barrington Area Library’s Author Fair. My fellow authors, including several from the Barrington Writers Workshop, and I welcomed dozens of smiling book fans. Special thanks to Liz and Rose from the Library for their amazing attention to detail. Their support of the local [Read More]

  • Book Signing at Barrington Area Library

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    T.D. Arkenberg to Appear at the Barrington Area Library’s Local Author Fair Please join me at the Barrington Area Public Library on Saturday, April 16, 2016. I will be selling and signing copies of my three novels. If you’ve already bought a book, bring it along. I’ll be happy to sign for you. Hope to [Read More]

  • Final Descent Added to United Airlines’ Archives


    I was invited to the United Airlines Archives this morning to sign a copy of my novel, Final Descent. I’m honored to be part of their collection. Thanks to Barb Nelson and her team for keeping United’s & Continental’s proud legacies alive.

  • A Fond Farewell to the Brussels Writers Circle

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    Coming Full Circle – BWC says Farewell to Chairman Todd Arkenberg “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” Andre Gide. That quote, one of my favorites, speaks to the necessity of risk—courage to leave behind the safety of the familiar—in order to grow. [Read More]

  • Fact Stranger Than #Fiction

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    Click on the Link Below for one of this week’s hot news stories: Stranded Airline Customers in Goose Bay Sounds eerily familiar: Excerpt from #Final_Descent, Chapter 9 by #T.D.Arkenberg Hap’s mind was in Fiji primed by a stream of notes passed under his nose by Winny as he spoke to Weston. He tried to tell his [Read More]

  • #JellO_and_Jackie_O Wins Regional Bronze #IPPY


    Thrilled to learn that my second novel, #Jell-O and Jackie O was awarded a 2015 Bronze Regional Medal by the Independent Publishers of America.  Thanks #IPPY judges for the #IPPYAward. GREAT LAKES – BEST REGIONAL FICTION Gold: North of the Tension Line, by J.F. Riordan (Midpoint Trade Books) Silver: Eight Mile High, by Jim Ray Daniels [Read More]

  • #Outskirts Press Top-Ten #Kindle Authors of 2014

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    Outskirts Press Top Ten Kindle Authors for 2014 Top 10 Kindle Book Authors from Outskirts Press includes, T.D. Arkenberg and his latest novel, #JellOandJackieO JAN 13 From historical accounts to coming-of-age fictions, ebooks from Outskirts Press authors are making a splash on Amazon. No longer a haven solely for consumers of fiction, ereaders are becoming [Read More]

  • Global Connection Interviews T.D. Arkenberg


    #Global Connection, an organization dedicated to expat spouses, interviewed T.D. Arkenberg for its December 2014 issue.  In the article, entitled, Time for a New Chapter, Global Connection staff writer, Maria Foley explores T.D.’s move from #Chicago to #Brussels for his spouse, Jim’s job with #Nielsen.  The article focuses on T.D.’s re-inventing himself from loyal corporate [Read More]

  • The Brussels Writers Circle

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    Before moving to Brussels in January 2014, I researched writers groups.  It saddened me to be leaving #Barrington Writers Workshop and #Off Campus Writers Workshop, two of the oldest writers groups in Chicago.  I looked at both groups as drivers of my quest to become a better writer.  Critique, knowledge and camaraderie of my fellow [Read More]