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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 and, with no plans for what to do with the rest of his life, Downes ...

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, ...