Wednesday, January 13, 2010

UIS alumnus debuts novel

University of Illinois Springfield alumnus Laura Bynum's debut novel, “Veracity” (Pocket Books), was released last week. She returns to her Springfield hometown at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a book-signing at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3111 S. Veterans Parkway.

Just a few years ago, Bynum was doing the “safe” thing — working in the corporate world, raising her daughters with second husband Eric, and ignoring the lifelong yet risky urge to write.

“I was really in a quandary,” she said. “I made decent money as a corporate department builder. I knew I could make money for my family. As an artist, it’s a crapshoot.”

Bynum's story was featured in a January 10, 2010, article in the State Journal-Register.

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