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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, a stay-at-home mom, a librarian at the University of Michigan and, ...

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 appearing in a wide variety of ...

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 set in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula, a landscape as ...

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 Fire. Poems about her brain-ged brother, a rickety family cottage, a ...

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 Vermont College in 2000. He was then accepted at University of Michigan and ...