Author Next Door: Kath Usitalo

Author Next Door: Kath Usitalo

Kath Usitalo Kath Usitalo’s love for the U.P. is apparent in her new book, Secret Upper Peninsula: The Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. The Naubinway writer (“it’s at the northernmost part of Lake Michigan”) loves the weird and wonderful parts of the U.P. and is...

Author Next Door: Laura Knight Cobb

Laura Knight Cobb is writing above her grade level. The first-grade teacher has just released The Lesson of the Lark, historical fiction aimed at 10- to 16-year-olds. It commemorates the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the...
Michele P. Howard

Michele P. Howard

Board member Michele P. Howard is the Director of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) system. Howard first joined TADL in 2018 as a Reference Librarian and was promoted to Adult Services Coordinator. Howard was chosen to serve as the Director by the TADL Board...
Author Next Door: Charlie Cutter

Author Next Door: Charlie Cutter

By Jodee Taylor Charlie Cutter grew up an only child with an English teacher for a mother. So he read. And he read really good books. “My mother had me read all these classics like Dickens, Homer and Shakespeare and that provided a great foundation for Western...
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