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“Holy Shakespeare!” Maisie Sparks’ second book, will be released in October of this year by Hachette Book Group (New York), a division of Hachette Livre, the third largest publishing company in the world. Her first book, “151 Things God Can’t Do,” was released in October of last year, and a third, “Christmas Quiet,” will be in book stores in November of this year.

Sparks is a 1977 journalism graduate. She had her own marketing and communications firm for 20 years, providing editorial support to such companies as Allstate, Walgreens, Northwestern Medicine, McCormick Theological Seminary, and Trinity Health.