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A picture may be worth a thousand words, but we think a book is worth thousands more. See what newspapers, magazines, TV shows, and radio programs around the country have to say about the National Writers Series and the amazing authors who visit us.

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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 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 ...

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 ...