Published Authors Living Near Traverse City

Meet January’s Author Next Door: Jay Harrington

If fairies were to live anywhere, they would live along a stretch of the Cedar Cathedral Trail in the Grand Traverse Commons. Along these paths, tiny houses made of pine cones, shells and rocks invite woodland fairies to inhabit their own little corners of Traverse...

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NWS Author Next Door: Marina Nieman Call

Author Next Door: Marina Nieman Call November 2017 Marina Call is a freelance writer currently working on her second novel. Originally from southern California, she received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in History of Art and...

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Meet Author Next Door: Jennifer Weil

Jennifer C. Weil says it might seem a cliché, but she sees the ordinary in the extraordinary and the extraordinary in the ordinary. “It’s an implicit relationship. It might even be necessary for happiness,” said Weil, who recently published Coral Tree: A Costa Rican...

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NWS Author Next Door: Bob Downes

NWS Author Next Door September 2017 Robert "Bob" Downes is known to many readers in northern Michigan as the co-founder and former editor of Northern Express Weekly, which he and his partner, George Foster, established in 1991. The partners sold the Express in 2013...

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NWS August Author Next Door: Sarah Shoemaker

NWS Author Next Door August 2017 Sarah Shoemaker grew up in a suburb of Chicago and by the time she was in the third grade, she knew she wanted to be a writer, but it has been a long and circuitous path to get there. She has been a high school English teacher, a wife,...

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NWS July Author Next Door: Angie Morgan

NWS Author Next Door July 2017 Angie Morgan is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of SPARK: HOW TO LEAD YOURSELF AND OTHERS TO GREATER SUCCESS and LEADING FROM THE FRONT. She has written numerous articles on leadership and organizational excellence...

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NWS Author Next Door: Jack Driscoll

NWS Author Next Door June 2017 Elmore Leonard said about Jack Driscoll’s stories, "The guy can really write." And in The Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot, he once again demonstrates in every sentence the grace and grit of a true storyteller. The ten stories are mostly...

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Sat. May 20th- Poets at Horizon Books

Poetry Reading: Fleda Brown, The Woods Are On Fire and Keith Taylor, The Bird-While Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm Location: Horizon Books- Traverse City Fleda Brown Our March Author Next Door, Fleda Brown will read from her latest work: The Woods are on...

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Author Next Door: Bob Jones

NWS Author Next Door May 2017 Bob Jones was born in Chicago in 1945. His instinctive interest in nature and the outdoors led him to begin shooting photographs in his 20s. He didn’t attend college until later in life and received a degree in Environmental Studies from...

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April Author Next Door: Heather Shumaker

NWS Author Next Door April 2017 Heather Shumaker is a Traverse City author best known for her renegade parenting books It’s OK Not to Share and It’s OK to Go Up the Slide (Penguin Random House). Now she’s turning her hand to the Great Lakes environment with a riveting...

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