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Meet Kelly Russell, Author of A Girl’s Guide to Chicago

About the book.

From a young age a little girl dreamed of moving to Chicago. She would close her eyes and picture the excitement along Michigan Avenue, the quaint neighborhoods, endless cuisines, and of course, the magical skyline floating over the blue water of Lake Michigan.

Based on the true story of a girl in her twenties who packs her bags and follows her lifelong dream of moving to Chicago. Take a journey with Kelly and discover the hidden gems you never knew about – as she starts a new career, makes new friendships, and even falls into an unexpected romance.

At the end of the story, there’s a checklist of every location, experience, and place mentioned in the book. You can follow along on her journey, explore the city, and create memories of your own.

Perfect for any girl who loves exploring the city, and a must-read for anyone visiting or moving to Chicago.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Born in London, Kelly Russell moved to the suburbs of Chicago when she was eight years old. After her first visit to the city with her parents, she quickly became fascinated with the Windy City. She almost had her dream of moving to the city crushed at age twenty-two when she was mugged at gunpoint in the suburbs.

Never the one to be discouraged, Kelly graduated from Aurora University, and fulfilled her lifelong dream of moving into the city. Working on overcoming her fears, Kelly began to explore and uncover Chicago’s hidden gems, the city culture, best restaurants, coffee shops, and trendy bars.

About the Author.
Kelly decided to start her blog, girlsguidechicago.com and she became one of Chicago’s foremost experts writing guides on everything for girl’s to do throughout the city. From there, Kelly decided to write her first novel about her experiences as a young girl moving to and exploring the city.

Today, Kelly lives in the Lakeview neighborhood with her husband as she continues to enjoy writing guides for her readers. Most days, you can find Kelly and her husband enjoying their neighborhood, relaxing in coffee shops, trying new restaurants, and watching movies.

The book is available on Amazon.com.

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