Events

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2014

OCTOBER

Oct. 11 – Book signing with NaNoWriMo authors, Horizon Books
Noon-2 p.m., 243 E. Front St., Traverse City

Oct. 18 – Speaker: Quit Whining, Start Writing! 2014 Writers Conference
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Oct. 21 – No Plot? No Problem? NaNoWriMo preparation workshop
7-8:30 p.m., Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City

JULY

July 14-  Peter White Public Library, Marquette, Mich.
Book Notes Coffee House
6:30 p.m., music and coffee; 7 p.m., moderated author discussion

July 22 Leelanau Township Library Author Series presentation
7:30 p.m., 119 E. Nagonaba St., Northport

MAY

May 8 - Young Writer’s Conference presenter
All day, NMC campus, Traverse City

May 17 - Indies First Storytime Day - Brilliant Books, 118 E. Front St., Traverse City
Authors reading stories starting at 10 a.m.. My time TBD.

FEBRUARY

February 10 - Village at Bay Ridge Book Club Luncheon
Guest author and speaker

February 13 - AAUW Women in Journalism panelist
6:30 p.m., History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St., Traverse City

JANUARY

January 21 – Bellaire Ladies Literary Club
Noon lunch speaker, St. Luke’s Catholic Church

January 21 – Traverse Area District Library Local Author presentation
7 p.m., main branch, Woodmere Ave. More »

2013

DECEMBER

December 8 - Signing at Horizon Books
4-6 p.m. Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St., Traverse City

December 14 – Signing at Brilliant Books
1-3 p.m., 118 E. Front St., Traverse City

OCTOBER

October 23 - Signing at Schuler’s Books & Music – Okemos
6- 8 p.m., 1982 Grand River Ave., Okemos, Mich.

SEPTEMBER

September 28 - Reading and signing, Book Mark bookstore
Noon-2 p.m., 201 S. Rath Ave., Ludington

AUGUST

August 2 - Book signing at Cottage Book Shop
2 p.m., Cottage Book Shop, 5989 Lake St., Glen Arbor

August 5 - Partners Program, Management Briefing Seminars9 a.m., Grand Traverse Resort
Keynote speaker for partners of executives attending this major automotive industry conference

August 15 – Children’s Program
11 a.m., Glen Lake Library (Empire)

JUNE

June 5 – Becoming an Author 101
6 p.m. Elk Rapids Public Library

June 24 - National Writers Series presents an evening with Temple Grandin
7 p.m., City Opera House, Traverse City
I will introduce Dr. Grandin and guest interviewer Laura Hohnhold

APRIL

APRIL 7 – Sparrow Migrations book launch party
2-4 p.m., Brilliant Books, 118 E. Front St., Traverse City
Sip some wine, nibble some cheese, enjoy a reading, get your book signed. All  bookworms welcome–friends, family, strangers, beta readers, curious bystanders. Recipients of the $1.88/book donation will be the Northwest Michigan Autism Resource Network and the Scavenger Hunt for Autism.

April 11 – Grand Traverse Woman luncheon
11 a.m.-p.m., Hagerty Center, 715. E. Front St., Traverse City
I’ll be at this monthly gathering to encourage area women to extend their buy-local support to books, too.  Got an e-reader? Bring it. Ticketed event – details here.

April 13 – Scavenger Hunt for Autism
Noon-2 p.m. Start at Park Place Hotel, go all over town. Registration required, details here.
This second annual event raises money to purchase iPads and apps for students with autism in Traverse City Area Public Schools. As mom to a student who’s benefitted from this technology, I’m glad to be on the Scavenger Hunt steering committee, and will be directing a portion of book donations to the iPad program.

April 19 – Autism Resource Network Open House
5-7 p.m. Great Lakes Children’s Museum. Free admission. Bring the kids!
This advocacy organization/parent support group is a wonderful resource for families in northwest Michigan that include a child on the autism spectrum.  I’ll be selling books here and directing the $1.88 per book sold today to ARN.

April 20 – Book signing at Horizon Books
4-6 p.m. Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St., Traverse City
I’d love to meet you and sign a book. Recipients of the $1.88/book donation will be the Northwest Michigan Autism Resource Network and the Scavenger Hunt for Autism.

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