Chicago Blues Fest

Chicago’s Blues Fest is usually the first or second weekend in June. I used to go every year, picnic with friends, and get down with one of my favorite genres of music. Then I got published and discovered that Printers Row Book Fest was the same weekend. Goodbye, Blues Fest. Printers Row has since changed its … Read more

Why I’m Writing My Way Around the Genre

TBT# I thought I’d reprint some of my more thoughtful blogposts from years past. There’s a brand new audience of writers and authors who’ve never seen them. And, by George or Georgia, they should! Hope you like this one.   Some readers read mainly one genre. Romance, for example. Or historicals. Or Sci-fi. The genres … Read more

“Killer Siblings” — The SUH Case Is Back This Weekend

Every few years, a true crime case captures the interest and imagination of the people who follow true crime. Chicago’s Suh family seems to be one of those cases. For the second or third time in a decade, a true crime TV series, this time Oxygen TV’s series “Killer Siblings” is revisiting the gruesome case … Read more

My Goodreads Giveaway Is Live!

Just a reminder that the Goodreads Giveaway for A Bend In THe River is now live! Hope you’ll enter for the chance to get an advance reader copy! Here’s what you need to know:   Goodreads Book Giveaway A Bend In the River by Libby Fischer Hellmann Giveaway ends August 21, 2020. See the giveaway … Read more

Just a few more days for the 99¢ Georgia Davis Box Set

Hi, everyone.  There are just a few more days to get the award-winning Georgia Davis Boxed Set of Four for the amazing price of 99¢, and I hope you’ll take advantage of the offer! Just go to your favorite ebook retailer (It’s widely available) here and choose your go-to. If you’re one of the 1200 … Read more

An Interview about High Crimes, Writing, Publishing, and more

Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s hope 2019 brings us less darkness, more light, and trust in our institutions again. And some fun! We need some, don’t we? I was delighted to be interviewed by Rich Ehisen on his Open Mic Blog. It was a wide-ranging conversation, so it’s long, but I think it worked out … Read more