Roberts has a passion for the written word


Last updated 6/12/2008 at Noon

Elizabeth Roberts displays books that she has edited for local authors.

While many seniors utilize their retirement years as a time to bask in the relaxing glow of the golden years, Elizabeth Roberts ascertains that for her it was the perfect time for a career change into the field of writing.

“I took my first journalism class in junior college when I was 64 years old,” said Roberts. “I took all the journalism courses that I could take.”

Soaking up all the journalism techniques she could, Roberts also performed editing duties for the features column at her Illinois Central College newspaper. “I was fortunate enough to win one of the top state awards...

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