Third Thorsen book
TRAVERSE CITY — Local mystery writer Robert Wangard's third book, "Malice," is out. The book is part of the Pete Thorsen Mystery series, set largely in northwest Michigan.
Wangard will be at The Bookstore in Frankfort on July 4, McLean & Eakin in Petoskey on July 20 and Horizon Books in Traverse City on July 28.
The book is published by Ampersand Inc. and sells for $17.95 in perfect paperback or $9.99 on Kindle, available at amazon.com and bookstores.
Authors at Saturn
GAYLORD — Two authors will be at Saturn Booksellers, 133 Main St., Gaylord.
Steve Hamilton, author of "Die A Stranger" in his Alex McKinght mystery series, will be at the store Friday, July 1, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dr. Jason Karlawish will sign his first novel, "Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7.
Both events are free. For more information, call (989) 732-8899 or go to www.saturnbooksellers.com.
Glen Arbor signings
GLEN ARBOR — Artist Hank Feeley will be signing copies of his book, "Painting the Magic of Sleeping Bear Country" at the Cottage Book Shop, 5989 Lake St., Glen Arbor, at 1:30 p.m. following the Fourth of July Parade.
Norbert Bufka will talk about researching the historic Bufka Farm and Good Harbor and self-publishing "From Bohemia to Good Harbor" today, July 1, 1 p.m.
Paul Dimond, author of the young adult fantasy novel "North Coast Almanac," will be at the store from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 6.
For more information, call 334-4223 or go to cottagebooks.com.
PETOSKEY — Travel publicist Peter Fitzsimons won the Blake-Whiddon Award from the Society of American Travel Writers.
The award, for the Central States Chapter, is for the best in innovative and responsible travel PR over a long period of time.
Fitzsimons established the first visitors bureau in northern Michigan — the Petoskey-Harbor Springs-Boyne Mountain bureau — in 1985. He also helped promote the "Post Labor Day School Opening Bill" in Michigan.