Meet the Author

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


Current Events – 2022

September 17 and 18 – Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 4pm – Turkeyville Craft Show – Marshall, MI

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

The last of my 2022 Turkeyville events! 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. 🙂

Here is Sat’s Facebook Event page

Here is Sunday’s Event page

September 24 – Saturday – 9a to 2p – St Mary’s Craft Show – Westphalia, MI

St Mary Parish Hall
209 Church St
Westphalia, MI

This is part of the St Mary Parish Family Fest. I’ll be joined by author Loraine Hudson

Here is their Facebook group page

October 15 – Saturday – 9am to 3pm – Holidays in Haslett Craft Show- Haslett MI
Haslett High School
5450 Marsh Rd
Haslett, MI

It’s been a few years since I’ve attended this event. Giving it another try. 🙂 There’s around 180-200 vendors, so something for everyone. And my books too. 🙂

Here is the Facebook event page

October 22 – Saturday – 10am to 4pm – Novi Holiday Arts & Crafts Show – Novi MI

Novi High School
24062 Taft Rd
Novi MI

This is my first year at this event – dubbed as “a very high quality show with 150-200 booths” with food trucks and a raffle.

Here is the Facebook event page

November 19 and 20 – Sat 9a to 3p and Sun 10a to 3p – Holiday Expo and Craft Show – Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo County Expo and Fairgrounds
2900 Lake St
Kalamazoo, MI

Back for a fourth year! Great holiday shopping with over 300 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 the Facebook event page

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More coming soon!


Previous Events – 2022

June 25 and June 26 – Saturday 9a-5p / Sunday 10a-3p – Lakeshore Art Festival – Downtown Muskegon MI

This will be my first year at this prestigious art festival in Muskegon, joined by several other authors.

The Lakeshore Art Festival features a unique blend of fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food, and fun in beautiful Downtown Muskegon, Michigan.
Experience juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, a Children’s Lane, artisan food market, street performers, a community art project, and so much more!

Here is the Lakeshore Art Festival Facebook event page

July 16 and 17 – Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 4pm – Turkeyville Craft Show – Marshall, MI

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

This is the second of three scheduled events at Turkeyville in 2022, and my first time being here in July. Come out and check out all the crafters, and pick up a signed book from me.

Here is their Facebook event page for Saturdayand for Sunday

July 30 – Saturday – 10am to 4pm – Local Author Book Sale – Sterling Heights, MI

Sterling Heights Public Library
40255 Dodge Park Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

The City of Sterling Heights annual festival held at Dodge Park draws thousands of people to enjoy music, food, and local vendors. The Local Author Book Sale is located at the library, near the Arts and Craft Fair, so it will be easy to find the dozens of authors, including me, who are just waiting to show you your new favorite book. 🙂

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

Grand Ledge Island Park
206 W. River Street
Grand Ledge, MI

Always a fantastic event! We fill the entire island with arts and crafts. This is my longest tenured event… geez, has it really been 14 years? Wow. 
Anyway… I’ll be joining several Writing at the Ledges authors, including GS Scott and Loraine Hudson.

Here is the Art Fair’s Facebook event page

August 20 – Saturday – 10am to 5pm – ArtFeast – Lansing’s Old Town

Turner Street – Old Town
Lansing, MI

I’ve been invited back to this fun event in Lansing’s historic Old Town. Artists take over Turner Street! Come try food from the many food vendors, and check out some fantastic artwork. I will be joined by true crime author Rod Sadler.

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

This will be my fourth 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 next to the train tracks on Railroad Ave – how fitting, huh? 🙂 Come up and join me!

May 21 and 22 – 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 2022 (my fourth year invited back)! Come out and check out all the crafters, and pick up a signed book from me.

Here is Turkeyville’s Facebook Event page

April 30 – Saturday – 10am to 12 noon – Indie Authors for Independent Bookstore Day

New Story Community Books
114 W Michigan Ave
Marshall MI

Join author Loraine Hudson and me at this awesome bookstore in historic Marshall MI

March 27 -Sunday – 8:30am to 2pm – Olivet FFA Toy and Craft Show

If you’re jonesing for a craft show, look no further. There should be at least 20 vendors at this fun-filled event. Plus there’s breakfast. 🙂

Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page

Previous Events – 2021

February 1 – 7:00pm to 7:30pm – Pages Promotion Virtual Book Festival

I am thrilled to be one of over 50 international authors taking part in this fun Blind Date with a Book online event. My specific day is Monday Feb 1, from 7-7:30pm, where I will be reading a section from… something. I’m not at liberty to divulge what. Join me, it’ll be fun!

 

Here’s the link to my reading event – Feb 1

 

May 15 and 16 – 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 2021 (my third year invited back)! Come out and check out all the crafters, and pick up a signed book from me.

Here is Turkeyville’s Facebook Event page

June 19 and June 20 – MacDudley’s Ren Fest – Kalamazoo MI

June 26 and June 27 – Saturday 9a-5p / Sunday 10a-3p – Lakeshore Art Festival – Muskegon MI

This will be my first year at this prestigious art festival in Muskegon, joined by several other authors.

July 31 – 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.

August 21 – Saturday – 10am to 5pm – ArtFeast – Lansing’s Old Town

I’ve been invited back to this fun event in Lansing’s historic Old Town. Come try food from the many food vendors, and check out some fantastic artwork. I will be joined by true crime author Rod Sadler.

Here is their Facebook event page

Sept 3 – Friday – 5pm to 8pm – Gordy’s Place – 108 E State St, FIfe Lake, MI

I am thrilled to be at the bar / restaurant featured in Trac Brothers II. Stop by, have a beer and some Walton Junction conversation with me.

Check out their Facebook page

 

Sept 4 – Sept 6 – Sat 10a-6p / Sun 10a-5p / Mon 8a – 5p – Manton Harvest Festival – Manton, MI

This will be my third 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 next to the train tracks on Railroad Ave – how fitting, huh? 🙂 Come up and join me!

September 11 and 12 – Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 4pm – Turkeyville Craft Show – Marshall, MI

I am returning to Turkeyville in 2021! 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. 🙂

September 25 – 9a to 2p – St Mary’s Craft Show – Westphalia, MI

October 16 – 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 official Facebook event page

**CANCELLED** November 6 – Saturday – 9am to 3pm Santa’s Bag – Marshall High School – Marshall MI

701 N Marshall Ave, Marshall, MI

I’ve been invited back to this huge craft show in the Marshall High School. Joined by author GS Scott

November 20 and 21 – Sat 9a to 3p and Sun 10a to 3p – Holiday Expo and Craft Show – Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo County Expo and Fairgrounds
2900 Lake St
Kalamazoo, MI

Back for a third year! Great holiday shopping with over 300 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 the Facebook link

Cancelled Events – 2020

March 14 – Saturday 1:00pm – 2:00pm- Charlotte Community Library – Walton Junction Presentation

226 S Bostwick
Charlotte, MI

This is the first of two events I have at the Charlotte Community Library in March.
At this event, I will be discussing the life and death of Walton Junction, the former rail town located north of Cadillac in Michigan’s scenic Lower Peninsula. This multimedia presentation will include photos from the late 1800s and from today, as well as stories from the people who called this “hell” of a town their home.

Click here for the Facebook Event page

March 25 – Wednesday – 6:30-7:30pmCharlotte Community Library – Joint Book Club

226 S Bostwick
Charlotte, MI

This will be a book talk on Driving Crazy!
(If you’re interested in getting a copy of Driving Crazy through the library, reading it, then discussing it with me and a dozen other like-minded readers, please contact the library at (517) 543-8859, and ask for Chiara.)

May 16 and 17 – 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 2020 (my third year invited back)! Come out and check out all the crafters, and pick up a signed book from me.

Here is Turkeyville’s Facebook Event page

September 12 and 13 – Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 4pm – Turkeyville Craft Show – Marshall, MI

I am returning to Turkeyville in 2020! 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 21 and 22 – 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

Back for a third year! 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.

Previous events – 2020

February 8 – Saturday – 12:30pmKalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival

Kalamazoo Valley Museum
230 North Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI

I am thrilled to announce that I will be a panelist at this year’s storytelling festival, their 8th annual. We will be discussing writing using prompts.

For more information, please check this link

Previous events – 2019

December 7 – 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!

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

November 3 – Sunday – 9am to 2pm – St Mary Annual Craft Show – Westphalia, MI

St Mary Elementary School

209 N Westphalia Street

Westphalia, MI

Join me, author Loranie Hudson, and over 70 other vendors for this always-fun craft show!

Here is the Facebook event page

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*

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!

Here is the Facebook event page

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. 🙂

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

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