Magazine column showcases the work of published graduates

Alumni who have had a book released by a publishing house within the past decade are encouraged to send their work to the Illinois State editor for possible inclusion in the Reggie Reads column, which is now an additional online feature of each issue of Illinois State.

JoAnna Stephens Mink ’73, M.S. ’75, D.A. ’85, reviews books by alumni and presents summaries in the column. Once reviewed each book is added to a collection of work by other alums on display in the Alumni Center.

After completing her undergraduate work and two graduate degrees all in English at Illinois State, Mink went on to become an English professor and an author. Literature is her passion, especially British literature.

Having coedited several books herself, Mink appreciates the effort involved as a writer and editor. She is proud to be involved in acknowledging the work of Redbirds who are successful authors.

Find Reggie Reads online at news/reggie-reads. Submit your book to Susan Blystone at Illinois State University Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main Street, Normal, IL 61790. An autographed copy is especially appreciated. Questions can be sent to