Meet the Author


Adventures abound with this year's slate of authors.

They are here with true tales of the great outdoors.
Books will be available for sale and signing.

Adventurer Loreen Niewenhuis

The author of A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach will be here to talk about her newest book, A 1,000 Mile Great Lakes Walk. It leads the reader on a ground-level journey through the beauty, history and ecology of the five Great Lakes.

Tuesday, April 15 • 6:30 p.m. - FOSTER

Baker Linda Hundt

A 16-time national pie-baking champion, Linda Hundt truly believes in the ability of pies to spread good will, one delicious bite at a time. In her book Sweetie-licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life, she shares the heartwarming stories behind 52 of her signature pies. From classic to innovative, each delicious recipe is designed to inspire you to make (using the freshest ingredients) what will become your own family favorites.

Tuesday, April 29 • 6:30 p.m. - HASLETT

Fun with Flowers and J

J Schwanke is the author of a how-to book called Fun with Flowers—A Guide to Selecting, Arranging and Enjoying Beautiful Flowers. Two attendees will leave with a beautiful arrangement!

While at the event, enter to win two tickets to MSU's Garden Day 2014 and meet key note speaker and bestselling author, Amy Stewart.

Saturday, May 17 • 2 p.m. - HOLT-DELHI

Shipwreck Survivor Dennis Hale

In 1966, a freighter called the Daniel J. Morell sank in the frigid waters of Lake Superior. Nearly 40 hours later, a Coast Guard helicopter located the lone survivor—26-year-old watchman Dennis Hale. He will be here to talk about the ordeal and his book, Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor.

Tuesday, May 20 • 2 p.m. - AURELIUS
Tuesday, May 20 • 6 p.m. - OKEMOS
Wednesday, May 21 • 10 a.m. - LESLIE
Wednesday, May 21 • 7 p.m. - DOWNTOWN LANSING

Author Jim Daniels

Trigger Man is a superb collection of stories capturing the gritty spirit of Detroit and the sometimes grim circumstances of the characters shaped by its industry and economics. Author Jim Daniels’ characters are resilient and defiant, inhabiting a world that has often placed them on the margins of society, scouring a declining region for spiritual providence.

Thursday, May 22 • 7 p.m. — DOWNTOWN LANSING






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