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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 conservation tale about our very own Lake Michigan sand dunes. For ...

March NWS Author Next Door: Fleda Brown

NWS Author Next Door March 2017 Fleda Brown has published nine collections of poems. The Woods Are On Fire: New & Selected Poems, is out March 2017 from the University of Nebraska Press. The book is in the Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry Series. Her work has twice appeared in The Best American Poetry and has won a Pushcart Prize, the ...

February Author Next Door: Richard C. Bachus

February NWS Author Next Door: Richard C. Bachus announces his latest book, “Into No Man’s Land,” released in January 2017. Book Description: From Hellgate Press, comes the sweeping saga of one military family’s journey through war, betrayal, and the perils of trying to keep a foothold on the home front. It’s 1989, and Nick ...

January Author Next Door: Debbie Craig

NWS Author Next Door: Debbie Craig I live in Alden, MI, which is a quaint little Northern Michigan town with my husband Neal and son Chris.   I am the President of Craig Wealth Advisors and have been a financial advisor for over 16 years. Outside of work, I spend my time reading, attending my book club with close friends for over 12 ...

December NWS Author Next Door: Stephen Lewis

NWS Author Next Door: Stephen Lewis December 2016 Before retiring from Suffolk Community College on Long Island, New York, as Professor of English Emeritus, Stephen Lewis described himself as a teacher who also wrote.  Now, this Brooklyn native and reversed roles—he is a writer who now occasionally teaches. Having moved to ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Chris Convissor

Chris Convissor lives west of Traverse City. Her business, Neighbor On Call, builds decks, repairs household issues, paints, and helps people consolidate their estates. When she’s not outdoors working and adventuring, you can usually find her indoors writing about her imaginary friends. Her first novel, The Urn Carrier, bought by Binkbooks ...

NWS Author Next Door: Priscilla Miller

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Priscilla Miller We first featured Priscilla Miller as an Author Next Door in 2015. Now she's returning with her latest book, Remmy: A Hero Dog Of War.  Based on her feature article that appeared on the front page of the Elk Rapids News in 2012, Miller's new book is about a retired military service dog ...