Adela Crandell Durkee

Adela Crandell Durkee

Adela Crandell Durkee was born in Michigan, the second of nine children. She now lives in a far north suburb of Chicago. Adela describes herself as a: Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mom, G-mom, Writer, Reader, Regulatory Affairs Professional, Weight Lifter, Quality Assurance Expert, Camper, Microbiologist/Chemist, Pest Control Specialist, Trained Tongue, Seamstress, Organizer, Knitter, TV Watcher, Cook, Bicycle enthusiast, Creative Swimmer, Yoga Practicer, Zumba Dancer, Camper, Environmentalist, Techno-geek, Progressive Catholic, Believer in Love, and much, much, more. Adela's first story appeared in The Flint Journal when she was 7 years old. Years later, she received a clipping from her mother, reminding Adela, that it's never too early, and the stories never too short, to have a clear story arch. After 30 years in corporate leadership, Adela turned a page and launched her career as a writer. She's a photo-journalist for Marengo Union Times and McHenry Chronicle, highlighted her work as a Voice of the Year Honoree (2011.) Adela has syndicated feature articles on,, Her short works appear in print in PKA Advocate, Published print in TribLocal (a section of The Chicago Tribune.) Adela's family, her gardens, and her cats are where she finds true happiness. The order of importance may vary on any given day.

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