Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sporting Chance Press Author Nicolette House Presents at Bourbonnais Public Library on April 9, 2011 at 2 p.m.




Professional ice dancer, figure skating instructor and Sporting Chance Press author, Nicolette House will be presenting at the Bourbonnais Public Library at 250 West John Casey Road in Bourbonnais on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. The author will discuss her skating experiences and her novel Maddie Takes the Ice, which is an America's Battle of the Books selection for 2011 and has received high marks from the skating media. After the presentation, Nicolette will sign copies of Maddie Takes the Ice.

Nicolette is a third generation figure skater and coach following in her mother's and grandmother’s footsteps. Her mother, Ilona Horvath House coached Nicolette and has coached in Chicago and the northwest suburban area for many years. Nicolette’s grandmother, Marylin House, was a skating instructor at Ohio State University.

Nicolette House is a four-time U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist. Skating since the age of three, she went on to compete in European, World, and international ice dance competitions with her skating partner Aidas Reklys. Along with Aidas, the author recently created and performed in "Military Time," a skating show featuring several top international skaters. "Military Time" and its 2010 predecessor, "After Dark" were produced by IceTalent Inc.

Ms. House is working to obtain a degree in psychology, communications and media studies at DePaul University. In Maddie Takes the Ice, there is enough drama to keep kids turning the pages. The book also offers encouragement to kids who may feel a little overwhelmed by their own pursuits--they can see how Maddie faces similar problems.

The author makes presentations to civic organizations, elementary and middle schools to discuss both figure skating and writing. Teachers and school administrators who would like Nicolette to present at their school can write her in care of Sporting Chance Press, 1074 Butler Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 or email the publisher at lmj.norris@sportingchancepress.com .
More on Maddie Takes the Ice.

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