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Maria Bellefeuille – Kenosha Book Festival 2024

Maria Bellefeuille is coming to Studio Moonfall’s Kenosha Book Festival 2024 on May 26th and August 25th!

Maria Bellefeuille was born in Oak Park, IL, and spent the majority of her childhood in Melrose Park, IL. She lived a seemingly normal life. It was not until her adolescent years that Cystic Fibrosis started to have a noticeable impact on her daily routine. As a result, she spent countless hours in the hospital when things were bad. When things were not so bad, she spent a substantial portion of her time at home trying to regain the strength and energy that her peers seemed to have in droves. Writing became her outlet and her release.

Maria now lives in Winthrop Harbor, IL. She has educated herself on her disease, and with the help of new medications, she has learned to live life to the fullest. She is overly optimistic and hopes that by sharing these poems with you, you can sense the spirit she was in as she wrote them and, perhaps, be inspired to rise above the challenges that you may face.

Here’s a sneak peek at their book Making Invisible Visible Again:

Life does not always need to be serious. The assorted poems refer to many topics from self-discovery, love, heartbreak, family, and friends. Throughout life, these moments were precious to me, and I hope that these poems speak to you as the reader.

What is family to you? Family to me is not only the ones we are born into, but family is also those we choose for ourselves. Throughout the years, I have chosen family that were first friends but also four-legged. My four-legged children throughout the years have been my emotional support in good times and in bad. Remember, there is a big world out there; nobody deserves to feel alone. These poems are dedicated to all those moments and more.

If you can’t wait until you meet the author at this summer’s Kenosha Book Festival, pick up your copy at

Stop by Studio Moonfall for more books by local authors and my friends from the indie publishing world, visit to shop online, or for audiobooks.