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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: 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 ...

Author Next Door Spotlight: Kate Bassett

Kate Bassett – a Scrabble addict, reader, writer and part-time black thumb gardener who also admits to being a reformed vagabond and a ski/baseball/soccer/cross country runner mom who is (mostly) happy to be on the sidelines. Kate’s debut Young Adult novel is Words and Their Meanings. She went to many colleges and studied many things before ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Roberta F. King

Roberta F. King – an author who wrote her first epic tale in third grade, is working on her first novel for middle schoolers and just might be Jim Harrison’s number one fan. King works as the Vice President of PR & Marketing at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Outside of her professional public relations writing, her articles and essays ...
'The Work of Leaders' author event featuring author Julie Straw

'The Work of Leaders' author event featuring author Julie Straw

Julie Straw will bring leadership lessons from The Work of Leaders book to life, and give participants a high-level overview of The Work of Leaders model of Vision, Alignment, and Execution and The Work of Leaders Assessment. Each participant will receive their own copy of the book The Work of Leaders: How Vision, Alignment, and Execution ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Amy Spitzley

Amy Spitzley a writer, daydreamer and mom who loves to write for teens. Amy Lynn Spitzley lives, writes, daydreams, and walks by the shores of a Great Lake in Traverse City, Michigan. She has two goofy children and one British husband. She finds writing for teens is where it’s at because they tend to be informal, character-driven, and casual. ...