Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 1, 2013

Books in Brief: 12/01/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Author expo

LELAND — Eighteen local authors and artists will be featured during the Northern Michigan Author and Artist Expo hosted by the Leland Township Library, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7.

Exhibitors, who will be on hand to autograph and sell their works, include:

• David Anthony, author of the junior fiction series “Heroes A2Z” and “Knightscares.”

• Jim Carpenter, co-owner of 8180 Films and author of “Surviving My Happy Childhood,” a memoir.

• Scott Craig, an award-winning television documentary producer, author of “The Story Next Door” recounting 44 tales from his popular Public Radio series.

• Stella Otto, author of “The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden.”

• Lynne Rae Perkins, winner of the Newbery Medal for the young adult book “Criss Cross.”

• Author/artist Tobin Sprout and his artist wife Laura Sprout will bring Tobin’s illustrated children’s book “Elliott and Tinky Puts His Little Moon To Bed,” as well as Laura’s “Life in a Box” art.

• Kathleen Stocking, daughter of Leelanau lumberman Pierce Stocking, chronicles her reflections of life on the Leelanau Peninsula in “Letters from the Leelanau” and “Lake Country: A series of Journeys.”

• Artist and illustrator Tom Woodruff, will share his children’s books including “Michigan: An Illustrated History for Children,” and “Great Lakes and Great Ships.”

• Traverse the Magazine owner/editor, Deb Wyatt-Fellows and managing editor Lissa Edwards will be on hand with copies of Fellows’ book, “Reflections of a Life Up North”, and “Beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes.”

• Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli whose novels include “Gift of Evil,” “Dead Dancing Women,” and “Dead Floating Lovers.”

• Kay Charter, Executive Director of Leelanau County’s Saving Birds thru Habitat, will bring a variety of items suitable for gift giving.

• Anne-Marie Oomen is author of two memoirs, “Pulling Down the Barn” and “House of Fields,” both Michigan Notable Books as well as poetry, essays and plays.

• Aaron Stander, author of the popular Ray Elkins’ mystery series set in Leelanau County.

• Kenneth C. Wylie, co-author with Philip J. Crowley of “Possessed, A novel Inspired by True Events” and “The Land that Sunrise Washes,” a book of poetry.

• Robert Underhill will share his mysteries set in Leelanau County including “Strawberry Moon” and “Once Dead Long Dead.”

• Copies of the cookbook, “Leelanau County Inn” by John and Linda Sisson will also be available for sale.

Author signings

TRAVERSE CITY — Horizon Books will host book signings by the following authors on Saturday, Dec. 7:

• Amelia Hamilton, author of “10 Steps to Freedom: A Growing Patriot’s Guide to the American Revolution,” 10 a.m.- noon.

• Donald Lystra, author of “Something That Feels Like Truth,” noon - 2 p.m.

• Natasha House, author of “Citizen,” 2 - 4 p.m.

• Joe Lunkas, author of “50 Years of Memorable Hunting Experiences,” 4 - 6 p.m.