Listed below are authors who will be present at the Books Alive multi-author event in downtown Ludington on July 19 from 6 pm until dark. Stay tuned for their bios and pics.
Joan H. Young
Joan H. Young has enjoyed the out-of-doors her entire life. Highlights of her outdoor adventures include Girl Scouting, which provided yearly training in camp skills, and the opportunity to engage in a 10-day canoe trip, and numerous short backpacking excursions. She was selected to attend the 1965 Senior Scout Roundup in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, an international event to which 10,000 girls were invited. She has ridden a bicycle from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in 1986, and completed the North Country National Scenic Trail on August 3, 2010. Her total mileage was 4395 miles. Young is the first woman to hike the entire trail, and the 9th person overall to complete it on foot. She has written about her adventures.
More recently, she has begun writing fiction, including the Anastasia Raven cozy mysteries, and DuBois Files mysteries for elementary age children.
She also writes a monthly column for the Ludington Daily News called “Get Off the Couch.”
Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction.
Besides writing romantic suspense, she writes science fiction romance and cozy mysteries set along the Lake Michigan shoreline. As D.M. Burton, she writes sci-fi adventures for young readers. Diane and her husband live in Holland, close to their two children and five grandchildren.
For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com
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Michael’s main character is Jack Handler, retired Chicago homicide detective who now lives on Sugar Island (in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula) and works as a private security contractor.
For over two decades Michael worked in Michigan as a private security contractor. One of his books (Ghosts of Cherry Street) was an Amazon #3 Best Seller (and a top-ten in three categories).
Jean Davis lives in West Michigan with her musical husband, two nerdy kids, and two attention-craving terriers.
When not ruining fictional lives from the comfort of her writing chair, she can be found devouring books and sushi, enjoying the offerings of local breweries, weeding her flower garden, or picking up hundreds of sticks while attempting to avoid the abundant snake population who also shares her yard. She writes speculative fiction. Her novels include Trust, Destiny Pills & Space Wizards, The Last God, A Broken Race and Sahmara. Follow her writing adventures at http://jeanddavis.blogspot.com
Emma Palova (Konecna) born in former Czechoslovakia is a Lowell-based short story writer, novelist screenwriter, journalist and a photographer.Palova wrote for Czechoslovak Newsweek and Prague Reporter in the 1990s. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Brno. Most recently, she worked as a reporter for the Lowell Ledger, and as a freelance writer.
Palova started an election collection of short stories during her studies of creative writing at the International Correspondence Schools in Montreal, and at the Grand Rapids Community College.Palova’s passion for writing dates back to the middle school in Stipa, near Zlin.
“I’ve always had knack for languages and adventure,” she said. “Our family immigration saga has been a tremendous inspiration for all my writings.”
She completed “Shifting Sands: Short Stories” Book 1 in the summer of 2017.In 2009, she wrote the screenplay “Riddleyville Clowns” ©Emma Palova inspired by a hometown clown parade. It is registered with the Writers Guild of America, West, Inc.
Palova released the sequel to “Shifting Sands: Short Stories- Secrets” on July 1st, 2019. She is working on the Konecny family immigration saga from former communist Czechoslovakia “Greenwich Meridian: Where East meets West.” She became an American citizen on Aug. 19, 1999.
“I am deeply humbled by the opportunities this country has given to me,” she said.
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