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NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Daniel Hendrix

Daniel Hendrix - A commercial diver, geologist and avid reader who realized that the history of Beaver Island would make the perfect backdrop for a book of fiction. Emerging local writer Daniel Hendrix has recently released his first book, The King’s Daughter, a historical fiction set on Beaver Island during one of the strangest episodes in ...
A very nice surprise!

A very nice surprise!

The Traverse City Central High School's Black & Gold student newspaper was just awarded a "Spartan," the state's highest award for high school newspapers. This Spartan is for the 2012-2013 school year, and is on top of the several dozen awards the staff and paper had won for last years's work. Congratulations to the staff and to Missi ...
Bear River Writing Conference, June 2014

Bear River Writing Conference, June 2014

The Bear River Writers Writing Conference—workshops on fiction, poetry, memoir, essay--will be held May 29-June 2, 2014 at Camp Michigania, on Walloon Lake. For information, call 734.764.4139. Visit here for more information.
Novelist Kristina Riggle coming to Briliant Books

Novelist Kristina Riggle coming to Briliant Books

Kristina Riggle is Michigan author of five novels. Her most recent book is The Whole Golden World, a story about about navigating the murky territory between childhood and adulthood, the nature of truth, and who's really at fault. An Evening with Krstina Riggle will be held at Traverse City's Brilliant Books, Saturday, November 16, 7 - 9 PM.
U.S. Army Captain (ret.) Luis Carlos Montalván will discuss his New York Times bestseller "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him."

U.S. Army Captain (ret.) Luis Carlos Montalván will discuss his New York Times bestseller "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him."

U.S. Army Captain (ret.) Luis Carlos Montalván served this country for 17 years, including multiple combat tours. He was decorated with two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge, among other awards for combat and military service. He will discuss his New York Times bestseller Until ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Donald Lystra

Donald Lystra – engineer turned writer who divides his time between a home and Ann Arbor, Michigan and a century old farmhouse in Leelanau County, and a Great Lakes, Great Reads author. Born in 1945 and raised in different parts of Michigan, Donald Lystra received degrees in electrical engineering and sociology from the University of ...

NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler - teacher, family guy, and history buff. These days you will likely find him on field trips noted for “mud, sand, mosquitoes and wildflowers.” “I am overeducated,” says Fidler. He has a BA in Far Eastern Languages, BA in Biology, MS in Biology, and a doctorate in Education, all from the University of Michigan. “My education ...
NWS Author Next Door:  Elizabeth Buzzelli

NWS Author Next Door: Elizabeth Buzzelli

NWS Author Next Door:  Elizabeth Buzzelli made a Writers Minute appearance this week that will send chills down your spine. Buzzelli is the featured NWS Author Next Door Spotlight for September. Read all about it.