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Author Next Door: Marney Rich Keenan

Author Next Door: Marney Rich Keenan

Marney Keenan Tells the True Story of the Oakland County Child Killer by Erin Evans “Money and power can make a whole lot of things disappear,” said Marney Keenan (66). This was unfortunately the truth of the Oakland County Child Killings case, a 44-year-old murder investigation that has yet to be solved. Keenan’s book, The Snow ...
Author Next Door: Joan Schmeichel

Author Next Door: Joan Schmeichel

Joan Schmeichel Writes Mysteries from Fairy Tale Characters to Football by Erin Evans Joan Schmeichel, 88, is always working on a story, and when she isn’t, she is thinking of her next one. When the idea of a character named Roman Boles — a 23-year-old football player — came to her, she was inspired to create his story. Schmeichel wondered
King of Beaver Island

King of Beaver Island

It is possible to make the argument that James Strang is the most interesting person who ever lived in northern Lower Michigan.