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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 Author Next Door Spotlight: Alison DeCamp

Alison DeCamp – a fan of longhand writing, independent bookstores and creator of hero Stanley Slater. Like Stan, Alison DeCamp grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her family history consists of stories of life in lumber camps and old scrapbooks. A graduate of Michigan State University, Alison is a former middle and high school language

NWS: Featuring northern Michigan authors

Every month NWS features an author who lives in or has a connection to northern Michigan. Over the years we have featured a diverse roster of talented and insightful writers and 2014 was no exception. We kicked off the year with Traverse City-based poet Teresa Scollon and over the next 11 months we introduced you to folks from all walks of ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Priscilla Miller

Priscilla Miller – a humanitarian with the soul of a writer Priscilla Miller didn’t begin her writing career until she and her husband Bill, retired, moved to northern Michigan, and settled in the quaint little town of Alden. She says, “I have always had the soul of a writer, but over the years I was simply too busy raising five children and ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Jeanne Sirotkin

Jeanne Sirotkin – The First Two Thirds, or How Jeanne Finally Unpacked Her Bags and Settled Down It was the sixties. After briefly attending Eastern Michigan, Wayne State and Wilmington College in Ohio, Jeanne hopped in a car one summer (an Austin America that only ran in dry weather) and moved to San Francisco. During the next eight years, ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Caitlin Doyle

Caitlin Doyle – a poet compelled to uncover the strangeness that lives within the seemingly ordinary. Caitlin Doyle's poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, The Threepenny Review, Black Warrior Review, and many others. Her poems have also been published in several anthologies, including The Best Emerging Poets of 2013, Best New ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Jake Smith

Jake Smith – dog lover, editor, and a committed writer who never let a rejection letter get him down. In high school, Jake Smith gave up the dream to play Major League Baseball when he realized he wasn’t fast enough. His new dream immediately became: published novelist. It took quite a long time, but that dream finally came true with Wish, ...

Writers on Writing: Michael Delp

The National Writers Series is launching a recurring online column entitled Writers on Writing. The column will feature professional and working authors talking about the craft of writing. Our good friend, writer Michael Delp, is the first author featured in this column. He will offer up recurring gems of advice for writers, both established ...

October Author Next Door Spotlight: Ross Richardson

Ross Richardson – deputy, diver, and discoverer. AUTHOR AND SHIPWRECK HUNTER Ross Richardson is often thought of as the underwater Indiana Jones of the Great Lakes Region. In 2010 he discovered the wreck of the treasure ship Westmoreland in Lake Michigan, which is considered one of the most sought after shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. He has ...