Meet the Author

I will be signing books at these exclusive locations. My events generally include readings from my novels Trac Brothers, Tell Me a Story and Driving Crazy, as well as other stories. Come and meet the author!


Current Events – 2019

July 27 – Saturday – 11am to 4pm – Horizon Books, Cadillac MI

115 S. Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601

Back by popular demand!

July 28 – Sunday – 12pm to 6pm – Festival of Pop Culture – Grand Traverse Mall – Traverse City, MI

3200 West South Airport Road – Traverse City

I’ve secured a table at this most interesting event.

“Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Cafe is excited to host our first annual Festival of Collectibles in the Grand Traverse Mall – the theme for this event includes everything great about Movies and TV and Pop Culture paraphernalia – we’ll have artists, photographers, crafters, collectors, authors, cos- play, sci-fi aficionados, special guests, and maybe even a superhero or two!)

Here is the Facebook event page

August 3 – Saturday – 10am to 6pm – Island Art Fair – Grand Ledge, MI

It’s been a few years since I’ve been at this top-notch event! I’ll be joining several Writing at the Ledges authors.

Here is the Facebook event page

August 10 – Saturday – 8am to 4pm – Vendor’s Market – Sturgis, MI

August 17 – Saturday – 10am to 5pm – ArtFeast – Lansing’s Old Town

I will be the first author allowed into this fun event in Lansing’s historic Old Town. Come try food from the many food vendors, and check out some fantastic artwork.

Here is the Facebook event page

August 31, Sept 1, Sept 2 – Sat 10a-6p / Sun 10a-5p / Mon 8a – 5p – Manton Harvest Festival – Manton, MI

This will be my second time in Manton (the home of Mac Trachsel from Trac Brothers!) for their annual festival during the Labor Day 3-day weekend. You’ll find me in the lot next to Shell Station on Michigan Ave. Come up and join me!

September 14 and 15 – Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 4pm – Turkeyville Craft Show – Marshall, MI

I am returning to Turkeyville in 2019! Come out and check out all the crafters, and pick up a signed book from me. I may be joined by other authors… only time will tell. 🙂

November 9 – Saturday – 9am to 3pm Santa’s Bag – Marshall High School – Marshall MI

701 N Marshall Ave, Marshall, MI

Ingar Rudholm and I will be attending this huge craft show. *Another first – they’ve never allowed authors into this event*

November 23 and 24 – Sat 9a to 4p and Sun 10a to 4p – Holiday Expo and Craft Show – Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo County Expo and Fairgrounds
2900 Lake St
Kalamazoo, MI

Great holiday shopping with over 200 booths to shop at this massive annual craft show – including li’l ol me! Something for everyone on your list! Admission is free.

Here is their Facebook event page

Previous events – 2019

July 13 – Saturday – 11am to 4pm – Vendor’s Market – Sturgis, MI

June 21 – Friday – 1pm to 7pm / June 22 – Saturday – 9am to 4pm – Red Cedar Jubilee – Williamston, MI

Craft Show
Downtown Williamston

Another first for me, the Red Cedar Jubilee! On Saturday, I will be joined by famed Olivet author Rod Sadler.

Here is the Jubilee Facebook Group page

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June 8 – Saturday – 9am to 9pm / June 9 – Sunday – 10am to 5pm – Curwood Festival – Owosso MI

Arts and Crafts Show
212 S Washington St
Owosso, Michigan

This is my first time at the entertaining Curwood Festival in downtown Owosso, with a booth for the arts and crafts show! I will be joined by GS Scott on Saturday and Lorraine Hudson/Judith Wade on Sunday.

Here is the Facebook Group page

May 18 and 19 – Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 4pm – Turkeyville Craft Show – Marshall, MI

Cornwell’s Turkeyville
18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd
Marshall, Michigan

I am returning to Turkeyville in 2019! Come out and check out all the crafters, and pick up a signed book from me. I am being joined by Brigette L. Thornes on Saturday, and maybe a surprise guest on Sunday.

Here is Turkeyville’s Facebook Event page

April 26 – Friday – 6pm to 9pm – 2nd Annual Local Authors Expo and Book Fair – Jackson, MI

Weatherwax Hall at the JSO

215 W Michigan Ave

Jackson, MI

I’ve been invited to join many other authors at this unique Jackson event

Here is the Facebook event page


April 27 – Saturday – 1pm to 3pm – Independent Bookstore Day at Kazoo Books

2413 Parkview Dr

Kalamazoo, MI

Where better to spend Independent Bookstore Day then at an independent bookstore, surrounded by indie authors? No place! There is no place better! Come hang out with me, and lots of other indie authors. I hear there will be tasty treats, too. 🙂

Here is the Facebook event page

March 23 – Saturday – 1pm to 3pm -Local Authors Readings and Book Promo

Everybody Reads

2019 E Michigan Ave

Lansing MI

I’ve been invited to be a part of a special afternoon of authors sharing stories. Please join me along with GS Scott, Deonte Osayande, Mary Fox, and Mary Anna Scenga Kruch.

Here is the Facebook event page

February 2 – Saturday – 12 noon to 1:30pm – Storytelling Festival – Kalamazoo Valley Museum

230 North Rose Street

Kalamazoo, MI

I’m pleased to have been invited to join this unique experience! There will be eight authors giving performances throughout the day. Between performances, dozens more authors will be out and about, selling books and chatting. I will be one of those authors, available for chatting from 12 noon until 1:30pm.

Please check the Museum website for a complete list of attendees

Previous events – 2018

December 22 – Saturday – 11a to 2p – Stirling Books and Brew – Albion, MI

I have been invited as a last-minute replacement. Join me and three other Mid-Michigan authors, including radio personality John Robinson

December 1 – Saturday – 10am to 4pm – St Nicholas Day Craft Bazaar – Lansing, MI

St David’s Episcopal Church

1519 Elmwood Rd

Lansing MI

My “Saints” tour closes with this wonderful Episcopal church near the Lansing Mall. I’ll be joined by dozens of fantastic crafters!

Here is the Facebook event page

November 17 and 18 – Sat 9a to 4p and Sun 10a to 4p – Holiday Expo and Craft Show – Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo County Expo and Fairgrounds

2900 Lake St

Great holiday shopping with over 200 booths to shop at this massive annual craft show – including li’l ol me! Something for everyone on your list! Admission is free.

Here is their Facebook event page

November 10 – Saturday – 10am to 2pm – Auto Owners Craft Show – Lansing MI

Auto Owners Insurance

6101 Anacapri Blvd

Lansing, MI

This is the 28th annual! Expect over 100 local vendors, including me, GS Scott, and Judith Wade/Lori Hudson.

Here is the Facebook event page

November 4 – Sunday – 9am to 2pm – St Mary Annual Craft Show – Westphalia, MI

St Mary Elementary School

209 N Westphalia Street

Westphalia, MI

I’m going solo on this one! Join me and over 70 other vendors for this always-fun craft show!

Here is the Facebook event page

October 13 – Saturday – 9a – 4p – Haslett, MI

Holidays in Haslett Craft Show

Haslett High School

Here’s another “fearsome threesome” event featuring GS Scott and Judith Wade.

October 6 and October 7 – Saturday 10am to 4pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm  – Cornwell’s Turkeyville Craft Show – Marshall

18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd
Marshall, MI 49068

269-781-4293

I will be joined by GS Scott and Judith Wade. Come out and see if the turkeys stop by again, like they did earlier this year. 🙂

September 22 – Saturday – 9am to 4pm – MI Pop Up Marketplace – Grand Rapids, MI

435 Ionia Ave. SW

Grand Rapids, MI

Join me and Mick McArt (Journal of an Outlaw, Forbidden Treasure of Miftenmad) during Art Prize in Grand Rapids! You’ll find us near 435 Ionia Ave. SW, along with dozens of other artistic vendors.

Here is the MI Pop Up Marketplace website

Sept 1-3 – Sat 10a-6p / Sun 10a-5p / Mon 8a – 5p – Manton Harvest Festival – Manton, MI

This will be my first time in Manton (the home of Mac Trachsel from Trac Brothers!) for their annual festival during the Labor Day 3-day weekend. You’ll find me in the lot next to Shell Station on Michigan Ave. Come up and join me!

Here is their Facebook event page

August 17 – Friday 3pm to 9pm / August 18 – Saturday 9am to 6pm – DeWitt Ox Roast – Downtown DeWitt, MI

I’ll be in my home town, with a booth in the Craft Show area (On Main St toward Scott St). Joining me again this year are my author friends GS Scott and Loraine Hudson/Judith Wade.

Here is the Facebook event page

August 3 – Friday – 5pm-9pm / August 4 – Saturday – 9am-9pm – River Days – Midland, MI

My second year at this fantastic festival! Joining me in the Art Fair and Maker’s Market will be author G.S. Scott!

Check out the River Days Facebook event page!

July 28 – Saturday – 10am to 4pm – Local Author Book Sale – Sterlingfest – Sterling Heights, MI

I’ll be joining GS Scott and 45 other authors for this unique book sale during Steling Heights’ annual fair Sterlingfest.

Here is the list of authors on the Sterlingfest web site 

July 18 – Wednesday – 7pm to 8pm – Fife Lake Public Library – Fife Lake, MI

77 Lakecrest Ln.
Fife Lake, MI 49633
(231) 879-4101

This one will be quite interesting! I’ve been invited by the Fife Lake Historical Society to do a talk about the history of the old railway town Walton Junction. This is the area where the Rail Riders, my “good guys” from my new novel Trac Brothers, reside. I will be doing a PowerPoint presentation that includes modern and period photos from the area, as well as some details about life in the 1880s-1920s in this lawless town. I will also do a small reading from Trac Brothers if time permits.

Here is the Facebook event page

July 14 – Saturday – 11am to 4pm – Horizon Books – Cadillac, MI

115 S. Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
231.775.9979

I’ve been invited up for a special book signing event.

Visit Horizon Bookstore’s Facebook page

June 24 – Sunday – 10am to 5pm – Old Town Arts and Crafts Fair – Traverse City, MI

Author Bryce David Salazar will be joining me at this year’s huge Traverse City craft festival

June 23 – Saturday – 12p to 4p – Think Outside the Books – Ypsilanti, MI

I will be joined by several Writing at the Ledges members, each of us showcasing our solo work plus our newest anthology, Promptly Speaking.

Here is the Facebook event page

June 22 – Friday – 5pm to 7pm – Everybody Reads – Lansing, MI

This is the release party for Writing at the Ledges’ 4th anthology, Promptly Speaking. I have three stories in this unique anthology. Join me and a slew of WatL authors including Rosalie Petrouske, Mary Fox, and Colleen Nye.

Here is the Facebook event page

June 16 – Saturday – 7pm to 8p – Gray Wolfe Scriptorium – Clawson, MI

I have been invited for a special author night. Come join me!

Check out the Facebook event page

June 9 – Saturday – 11am to 7pm – Fandom Fest – Benton Harbor, MI

This is a free all-day event in Benton Harbor, at the Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall. Join Judith Wade, GS Scott and me!

Fandom Fest offers many attractions from guest speakers and panels, video and tabletop games, cosplay costume contests, maker space activities, and door prizes donated from local and national companies.

Here is the main event page

June 2 – Saturday – 10am to 1pm – Reading Rocks in Rockford

Krause Memorial Library and City Hall Parking Lot. SO MANY AUTHORS!!!

Here is their Facebook event page

May 19 and 20 – Saturday 10am to 4pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm  – Cornwell’s Turkeyville Craft and Quilt Show – Marshall

18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd
Marshall, MI 49068

269-781-4293

I will be joined by Ingar Rudholm (Sat) and Judith Wade (Sunday)

Here is Turkeyville’s Facebook Event Page

May 5 – Saturday – 11am to 2pm – Stirling Books and Brew – Albion, MI

119 N Superior St,
Albion, Michigan

This will be a multi-author event (my first as an organizer!!) so expect some of the best authors Michigan has to offer. More details coming soon.

Visit Stirling Books and Brew’s Facebook page

April 21 – Saturday – 1pm to 4pm – The Olde School House – Charlotte, MI

1959 W Kalamo Hwy
Charlotte, Michigan

This will be a great event, as the Olde School House (a craft store with Michigan food, drink, and handmade products) will be having a wine tasting concurrently with my author event. Come out and see how well I pair with Michigan wine!

Visit the Olde School House Facebook Page

March 31 – Saturday – 3pm to 6pm – Book Nook and Java Shop – Montague, MI

8744 Ferry St
Montague, Michigan 49437

This interesting event is called the Michigan Authors Jamboree Series #2, and I am one of seven authors in attendance. Come to Montague (on the west side of Michigan, north of Muskegon, right along Lake Michigan) and be thoroughly entertained!

Visit the Facebook event page

March 23 – Friday – 5pm to 7:30pm – Everybody Reads – Lansing MI

2109 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan
517-346-9900
Visit EVERYbody Reads on Facebook

Visit the Facebook event page

This is my official Trac Brothers release party! Please come out and celebrate the release of my third novel… eat some snacks, drink some wine, talk to some really cool people, listen to several excerpts, and maybe win a t-shirt or mug!

February 22 – Thursday – 7-8pm – Schuler Books – Okemos, MI

Local Author Night at Schuler! Join authors Mark M Bello, J.A. Bullen, C.M. Gleason and me for readings and conversation with cool people! This will be your first opportunity to pick up Trac Brothers. Here is the Facebook Event page

Previous Events – 2017

July 14 and 15 – Friday 5p-9p and Saturday 9a-9p – River Days in Midland, MI

I’ll have a booth in the vendor area. Come out and pick up a “Story Scroll!”

http://www.riverdaysmidland.com/

July 16 – Sunday – 10a-4p – Detroit Festival of Books

The Book Club of Detroit’s
1st Annual Detroit Festival of Books!

Eastern Market, Shed 5
Detroit, Michigan

http://detroitbookfest.com/

July 22 – Saturday – 1p-5p – Flint Literary Festival – Flint MI

I’ll be with other authors in the Main Reading Room of the Flint Public Library.

Visit the Flint Literary Festival website

August 5 – Saturday – 10am to 6pm – Island Art Fair – Grand Ledge, MI

I’ll be with several of my author friends at the Writing at the Ledges booth, on the island in Grand Ledge for the annual Island Art Fair. There will be over a hundred booths with crafts, food items, knick-knacks and gee-gaws, so come on out!

August 18 – Friday 3pm to 9pm / August 19 – Saturday 9am to 6pm – DeWitt Ox Roast – Downtown DeWitt, MI

I’ll be in my home town, with a booth in the Craft Show area (On Main St toward Scott St). Expect several other of my author friends to join me.

September 9 and 16 – Saturdays – Trinity Episcopal Church, Mansion St, Marshall, MI

9/9 is during the Historic Home Tour, and 9/16 will be a large craft show. Details to follow!

October 21 – Saturday – 9a – 4p – Haslett, MI

Holidays in Haslett Craft Show

Haslett High School

Nov 5 – Sunday – St. Mary’s – Fall Craft Show – Westphalia MI 9a – 2p

209 N. Westphalia St

Join Judith Wade, GS Scott, and I at this fun craft show!

Nov 11 – Saturday – 9a – 4p – Mrs. Claus’s Purse – Trinity Episcopal Church Marshall MI

Join Bryce David Salazar and I for another fun craft show in historic Marshall.

December 2- Sat 9a to 3p – St. Michael Christmas Bazaar – Grand Ledge MI

325 Edwards St, Grand Ledge MI

Join Judith Wade, GS Scott, and I at this fun bazaar!

December 9 – Sat – 8am – 12:30pm – Fern Persons Elementary Craft Show – Olivet MI

Another Saturday, another fun craft show! This one in my home town!

Here is the Facebook page for this event

December 15 – Friday – 5pm – 7pm – Trac Brothers Book Release Party  – Everybody Reads, Lansing MI

This is the big one! My book release party for Trac Brothers! Expect readings, giveaways, and special guests!

June 3 – Saturday – 10am to 1pm – Reading Rocks in Rockford

Krause Memorial Library and City Hall Parking Lot

June 17 – Saturday – Ann Arbor Book Fair

June 24 – Saturday – 10am to 3pm – Blue Water Author Event

Blue Water Convention Center
500 Parkway Drive
Port Huron, MI 48060
www.bluewaterconventioncenter.com

April 1 – Saturday – 1pm to 3pm – Everybody Reads – Michigan Avenue Authors Event

2109 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan
517-346-9900
Visit EVERYbody Reads on Facebook

Visit the Facebook event page

Support the literary arts and make new friends. Join me along with Celeste Bennett, GS Scott (Smith), Simon Kellogg and Alan Harris. We’ll be sharing stories and poems.

April 23 – Sunday – 1pm to 5pm – Charlotte

Craft Show at The Hall in Charlotte

Previous Events – 2016

April 23 – Saturday- 11am to 3pm – DeWitt District Library
13101 Schavey Rd
DeWitt, MI
517-669-3156
Visit DeWitt District Library on Facebook

This is Colleen Nye’s annual Michigan Authors on the Grand event.

Y’know, at the first MAotG event, I met the woman who became Ms. Pearson… I now have a book (Tell Me a Story) that is, in part, a showcase to the love I feel for this lady… Tell Me a Story is being released on this day… coincidence? I think not! :^)

April 30 – Saturday – 2pm to 5pm – EVERYbody Reads Books and Stuff – Lansing, MI
2109 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan
517-346-9900
Visit EVERYbody Reads on Facebook

Visit my official release party page on Facebook

This is my official release party! Expect lots of people, readings, fun, snacks, and perhaps a giveaway or two.

May 7 – Saturday – 2:30pm to 9:00pm – Barnes and Noble – Lansing Mall

I’ve been invited to be part of the Mothers Day weekend celebration at the Lansing Mall Barnes and Noble, along with Colleen Nye

June 4 – Saturday – 1pm to 3pm – Blue Frog Books – Howell, MI

3615 E Grand River Ave,
Howell, MI 
(517) 552-6080

I will be doing plenty of readings, so come on out!

I just learned my event at Blue Frog will be the last one they ever have… they are starting their going out of business sale the next day. :^(

Please come out to this event… join me in saying goodbye to a top-notch bookstore… going away far before its time.

June 25 – Saturday – 11am to 1pm – Fay’s Evelyn Bay Coffee Co – Charlotte, MI

134 S Cochran Ave
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-9770
http://www.faysevelynbay.com/
Facebook Page

I’m doing a reading and signing event in my (almost) home town! Come on out, get some really good cookies and coffee, and say hi!

July 30 – Saturday – 10am to 2pm – Health Simplified – Olivet, MI

113 N. Main St.
Olivet, MI
269-430-3070

Come out to historic Olivet Michigan during the town’s annual Firemen’s Festival. I’ll be inside this unique health solutions store in downtown Olivet (next door to the coffee shop) doing readings, with signed copies available.

August 6 – Saturday – 10am to 6pm – Island Art Fair – Grand Ledge, MI

I’ll be with several of my author friends at the Writing at the Ledges booth, on the island in Grand Ledge for the annual Island Art Fair. There will be over a hundred booths with crafts, food items, knick-knacks and gee-gaws, so come on out!

August 11 – Thursday – 6pm to 8pm – Bestsellers Books and Coffee Co – Mason, MI

360 S. Jefferson
Mason, MI 48854
Tel: 517-676-6648

http://www.bestsellersbookstore.com/
Facebook Page
I so enjoy doing readings/signings in this fantastic Mason bookstore! Come on out after work and listen to some stories!

August 19 – Friday 3pm to 9pm / August 20 – Saturday 9am to 6pm – DeWitt Ox Roast – Downtown DeWitt, MI

I’ll be in my original home town, with a booth in the Craft Show area (right on Bridge Street). Expect several other of my author friends to join me.

September 10 – Saturday – 10:20a-2:30pm – Trinity Episcopal Church – During Historic Home Tour – Marshall, MI
101 E. Mansion St
Marshall, MI

Marshall Historical Society Website- for the Historic Home Tour

I will be stationed on the lawn in front of this historic church during the 53rd annual Historic Home Tour. Check out some house/museums/businesses dating as far back as 1838, and see me…I’m much newer than that.

September 30 – Friday 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Charlotte Public Library

226 S. Bostwick
Charlotte, MI 48813
517-543-8859

Join me for a “Book Talk.”