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Emma Palova, born in Czech Republic, is an author, a writer, a screenwriter, a journalist, a photographer, a designer and the founder of Emma Blogs, LLC, based in Lowell, Michigan. Currently, she is working on her memoir "Greenwich Meridian" which she intends to turn into a screenplay. Palova started her blog EW Emma's Writings at in support of the publication of her memoir in January, 2013. The blog has grown into a passion and a company that designs blogs for other people under the umbrella of Emma Blogs. Palova is a prolific online publisher open to new ideas and to new horizons. A natural innovator, Palova loves to create progressive brands into the future. Check out her inspirational post "Desert epiphany" and the authors page on About_me and on Facebook. I am looking forward to seeing you around the greater Grand Rapids area and on my blog. I am seeking an agent or a publisher for the memoir that I intend to publish for my mom Ella's 80 birthday on Aug. 23. I celebrated my fourth anniversary on the WordPress publishing platform on Jan. 15th, 2017 with more than 1,000 followers and 500 plus posts. Love always, Emma

Award-winning author pens gangster novels set in her hometown

Her two gangster novels earned her Top Notable Indie Book awards. Author Betty Passick shared her passion for writing historical fiction in a very candid down-to-earth interview. Listen in for a chance to win a signed copy of The Black Bag of Dr. Wiltse.

“Research comes first,” she said. “If you don’t like doing research, historical fiction is not for you.”

Unlike most authors of historical fiction, Passick does not change the names of people or places in her historical crime novels. She has always been fascinated by the story of the Italian American “mystery man” who first came to her Iowa hometown in the early 1920s, and the rest is history. No pun intended.

Now, it’s up to us to find out what was in The Black Bag of Dr. Wiltse, Murder on the Prairie her second historical crime novel that earned her the second Top Notable Indie Book Award in 2021 after Gangster in our Midst in 2019.

“This crime mystery novel captures its audience’s attention with the delicious historical detail from this time period in early America’s burgeoning settlements… Who knew there was such a criminal element lurking on our prairies?”


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Michigan authors at West Michigan Women’s Expo on March 17 through March 19

Discover the full author line-up under the umbrella of Great Lakes Writers in this podcast, and at the Expo.

Find your next favorite read by Michigan authors at the West Michigan Women’s Expo this weekend starting on Friday at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Seventeen Michigan authors will be grouped under the umbrella of Great Lakes Writers, and they will be located in booths 110-118.

I have one free ticket left to the show for the lucky winner. Listen in to the podcast for details of the giveaway, as well as the author line-up and instructions for participating authors.

Come, bring a friend and have fun with us. We’re going to have a blast together.

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March guest authors

I am pleased to announce the March guest lineup that features a variety of genres and authors. If you would like to be a sponsor or a guest author, comment below or email Emma. I am now scheduling May and June.


 Listen in for a chance to win a signed copy in the podcast book giveaway. and on, major podcasting apps

March Schedule 2023

Matt Lubbers-Moore, ReQueered Tales, March 10

GR Expo special March 14

Betty Passick, The Black Bag of Dr. Wiltse, Murder on the Prairie, March 17

Lori Hudson, Ghost on Beale Street, March 24

Preethi Saravanakumar,  March 31

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Author Diana Kathryn Plopa pens romance novel ’A Tryst of Fate’

In her ‘A Tryst of Fate’ author Diana Kathryn Plopa takes on one of the most desired genres – romance. It is the story of a newspaper reporter Thomas and Gillian who restores art for a museum.

“Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.” 

                                                                                  – Groucho Marx         

Her past is blurred, and her heart is lost to a child she cannot reclaim. Although he aches with the same loss, his stories bring light to a love that never truly died, restoring the art she thought was lost.

But a secret past threatens their future. Can Thomas solve the mystery of a hidden joy that binds them together? Can they rescue their love..together, forever?

Listen in for a chance to win a signed copy of ‘A Tryst of Fate’ and more.

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Lawyer turned author Tana Jenkins pens romance novela Love Rescued

Happy Valentine’s!

Hot off the presses for Valentine’s week is the brand-new anthology Shades of Love with Tana Jenkin’s romance novella Love Rescued.

Everyone needs a lifeline now and then. Captain Kirk’s life takes a turn the day he pulls Selena Reyes from the water. He fancies himself a hero, but is the actress really a damsel in distress? Or is he the one in need of rescuing? More importantly, will they realize lifelines come in different forms before it’s too late? Love Rescued is Book Five in Tana’s award-winning St. James Sisters collection, and one of the twenty-plus books included in the anthology Goodreads voters named one of the most anticipated anthologies of 2023–Shades of Love, Limited Edition, Black, Multi-cultural and Interracial anthology hitting stores Valentine’s week!

Listen in for a chance to win a signed copy of Shades of Love.

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Author J.Q. Rose pens mystery romance Deadly Undertaking

In her novel, Deadly Undertaking, author J.Q. Rose presents a handsome detective, a shadow man, and a murder victim who kill protagonist Lauren’s plan for a simple life.


Lauren Staab knew there would be dead bodies around when she returned home. After all, her family is in the funeral business, Staab and Blood Funeral Home. Still, finding an extra body on the floor of the garage between the hearse and the flower car shocked her. Lauren’s plan to return to her hometown to help care for her mother and keep the books for the funeral home suddenly turns upside down in a struggle to prove she and her family are not guilty of murdering the man. But will the real killer return for her, her dad, and her brother? Her mother’s secrets, a killer, a handsome policeman, and a shadow man muddle up her intention to have a simple life. Welcome home, Lauren!

Listen in for a chance to win a free book.

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Author Lisa Jacovski pens Let’s talk ! Learning to bowl

In her series Let’s talk! psychology professor Lisa Jacovski draws on her real-life experience in applied behavior analysis, mainly in autism.

“I decided to write this series to show families and children the beauty in being different and having autism. I wanted to show families that having the diagnosis was not limiting and their child can do anything too. I wanted to inspire children to ask questions about other children who may act differently and open that conversation. I also wanted neurotypical children to be open to others that may be different. If we can inspire our children to be open now then that negative stigma around autism will slowly go away as they become adults who are open.”


Listen in for a chance to win a signed copy of “Let’s talk! Learning to bowl.

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Visit Michigan Authors at Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo in Lansing

Beat those winter doldrums and get to the 23rd Annual Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo in Lansing from Feb. 10 through Feb. 12. Stock up on books and check out the show that will inspire personal health, home, and style, giving women something to feel good about.

Listen in to the special episode with author Jean Davis and podcast host author Emma Palova sharing insights about the upcoming Expo at the Lansing Center for a chance to win one free ticket to the Expo.

The following authors will be representing different genres: Jean Davis, Emma Palova, Loraine J. Hudson, Kristine Brickey, Sylvia Hubbard, Norma Lewis, Mikel Classen, Melanie Hooyenga, Rod Sadler, Julie Nelson, Rhonda Accardo, and Andrew Smith.

Sponsored by Doc Chavent and The Lowell Ledger

Winter Virtual Festival February 2023

Join us for the Winter Virtual Festival by Pages Promotions on Zoom every night in February except for Valentine’s Day. Register by 6:45 p.m. for a chance to win a signed copy of a book on the fabulous Spinny Wheel of Happiness. Support your local authors.

The Case of the Missing Manuscript

Bring the entire family to listen to the authors’ readings at 7 p.m., followed by the Case of the Missing Manuscript. Help us solve the mystery with your witness.

Who did it? Was it the sly reporter? The snarky head librarian? The historic author with one last copy of his book? The foggy psychic? The traveling author at large? The vague library assistant? The suspicious researcher? or the mysterious Coffee Lady?

Schedule of Authors

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The Case of the Missing Manuscript

Join us this evening, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. for fun and adventure with authors Dana Storino and Emma Palova for Day 4 in the Winter Virtual Festival by Pages Promotions, LLC. Help us solve the mystery of the missing manuscript in a well-designed setting, sign up each evening to listen to authors’ readings through Feb. 28.

Be a witness as the mystery unravels.

Register on Zoom prior to 6:45 p.m. for a chance to win a free book on the Spinny Wheel of Happiness. In the box on the registration form, fill out that Emma Palova invited you.

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