But this year wasn’t just abundant creatively for a few people. My dear friend Tanima Kazi made her own dream of becoming an author come true as well. We have known each other from our very first creative writing class together at Harper College in Professor Greg Herriges class. She had a very special spot just for her at the Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row, the largest Midwestern book fair. Her book How to Escape an Arranged Marriage in High Heels is a cross between women’s fiction and contemporary romance. Much like Eat, Pray, Love, Tanima’s book is a coming of age story about a young woman who goes on an inward journey to find herself before finding Mr. Right. Much like the road to publishing, our heroine finds quite a bit of adventure along the way.