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Author Emma @Earth Stories Jewelry on Blue Coast Artist tour in Saugatuck

Author Emma @Earth Stories Jewelry on Blue Coast Artist tour in Saugatuck

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Author Emma @Earth Stories Jewelry on Blue Coast Artist tour in Saugatuck

Blue Coast Artists tour, Oct. 1 & 2

Lowell author Emma Palova will be signing her new book ‘The Lost Town’ at Earth Stories Jewelry during the Blue Coast Artist tour on Oct. 1 & 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery (station 7 on the map) is located one mile south of Saugatuck/Douglas, which is the setting of this historical fiction novel.

The Lost Town historical fiction novel. Cover by Jeanne Boss.

The Lost Town press release

Lowell, MI – The Lost Town, a historical fiction novel set in the ghost town of Singapore during the pioneer era of the 1830s, is the third book in the Shifting Sands series published in the summer of 2022.

Author Emma Palova of Lowell captured the spirit of the once thriving lumbering town in its main characters beautiful Miss Ida of Chicago and her boss lumber baron John Bosch.

The story unravels as the greedy New York investors set their eyes on the undeveloped land at the Oxbow bend in the Kalamazoo River surrounded by sand dunes with the much-coveted white pines.

Wily Oshea established the New York & Michigan Co. to facilitate the development of Singapore in 1836. The investors envisioned that Singapore would rival Chicago and Milwaukee. With its humming mills, boarding houses, hotels, and general stores at the height of its prosperity, Singapore almost outshone Chicago.

The name remains a mystery, as its famous counterpart island city in East Asia was only a fledgling town at the time.

“The mysterious name inspired me to write this novel,” Palova said.

The novel covers the entire span of Singapore’s existence from the 1830s to its demise in the 1870s. At one point the town was known as Ellis Island since it accepted immigrants from European countries like Norway and Holland. The town was the first stop for Hollanders before they moved further up north and established Holland. It existed before Saugatuck which was smaller and known as Flats.

According to one interpretation, the exotic name was used to honor the “singing sands” of the Lake Michigan shore. The shape of the grains and the moisture combine to make the sand sing or squeak when someone walks on it. Palova will have book signings in the Greater Grand Rapids area and during Blue Coast Artists event on Oct. 1 & 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Earth Stories Jewelry at 2742 68th St. Fennville.

The Lost Town in the media

WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin, Sept. 14

https://www.wgvunews.org/the-wgvu-morning-show/2022-09-14/the-lost-town

Holland Sentinel, Sept. 23

https://www.hollandsentinel.com/story/entertainment/books/2022/09/23/lowell-author-sets-historic-fiction-the-lost-town-in-west-michigans-singapore/69505191007/

The Lowell Ledger, July 13

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Into Paradise

By Emma Palova

I am getting ready for a five-hour road trip to Paradise. And it is a true paradise surrounded by the shimmering waters of Lake Superior on one side and the big woods of the Tahquamenon Falls State Park on the other. If you continue further north on Whitefish Point Road you will hit Whitefish Point with its nationally acclaimed Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and lighthouse.

The pristine magic of the Upper Peninsula (UP) has traditionally attracted authors, photographers, and filmmakers for at least one hundred years. Now, a new generation of authors writes from the UP or sets their stories in the UP. We are proud members of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. (UPPAA)

Many of them are my friends and we’ve met in person at several different authors’ events around the state of Michigan. We will meet again at the Wild Blueberry Festival in Paradise set for Aug. 19 through Aug. 21 this weekend. Here is a sampling of authors, who will be at the festival, including their podcasts. You can meet them in person in Paradise. They will sign your next favorite read. It really doesn’t get any better than that.

Author Mikel Classen is a true Yooper who makes his home in Sault Ste. Mary. His newest book True Tales: The Forgotten History of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a treasure chest of eye-opening stories. Listen in to the podcast episode by clicking on the link below.

Mikel Classen

https://emmapalova123.podbean.com/e/author-mikel-classen-digs-out-lost-stories-in-true-tales-from-the-up-1649166655/

Author Mike Carrier will be on his home turf at the festival since he spends summers near Whitefish Point. Fourteen out of 15 Carrier’s murder mysteries with the main character Jack Handler are set in the UP.

Mike Carrier

“The festival has become one of my favorites,” Carrier said. “Beyond the proximity, I find those who attend to be more interesting. For instance, there is a biker group that usually comes through the festival, and they help make it a fun event.”

Listen in to the episode about To China with Love.

https://emmapalova123.podbean.com/e/author-michael-carrier-releases-to-china-with-love/

Then it’s me who simply loves the UP. And like many other authors and artists, I’ve always been inspired by the rugged beauty and history of the land. I will have my brand new book “The Lost Town” on hand to sign.

Emma Palova

Listen in to the episode about The Lost Town on

https://emmapalova123.podbean.com/e/author-emma-palova-pens-the-lost-town/

Author Bob Muladore of Tuebor books. I’ve known Bob for a long time. I plan on having him as a guest on For the Love of Books Podcast soon.

Bob Muladore

Author Mary Kremer, whom I don’t know, and I look forward to meeting her at the festival.

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Author’s stop at Palmer Park in Detroit

Illustrators and caricaturists at the Palmer Park Art Fair last weekend. I love this show in Detroit for its diversity. I met new authors from Ghana, Jamaica and some great visitors to the show. Stay tuned for full story.

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Your Free Taurus Daily Horoscope: Jun 1, 2022 | Tarot.com

Words can be weapons. That is my horoscope for the first day in June. As an author and journalist I find this to be very true, but also motivating to reach higher and go farther in everything I do.

The horoscope is basically warning me to watch what I write or say today. As I always I will speak my heart.

I am looking forward to the upcoming release of my new book “Shifting Sands: The Lost Town” in the Shifting Sands franchise and my first event of the season Palmer Park Art Fair in Detroit this weekend.

GREENWICH MERIDIAN MEMOIR, PALMER PARK ART FAIR, DETROIT

For all the Czechs living in the greater Detroit area organized around Sokol & other groups, stop by at booth no. 140e in the authors’ tent at the Palmer Park Art Fair.

I will be signing my Greenwich Meridian Memoir about our family immigration saga from former Czechoslovakia to the USA. The book is set on the backdrop of two major political events: 1968 Prague Spring and 1989 Velvet Revolution.

The protagonist is my father professor Vaclav Konecny whose ambition took us across three continents and back to Czechoslovakia for the presidential amnesty in 1973. Will he make it back to the USA?

Read your free Taurus Daily Horoscope to discover how the stars will align for you today! Reveal the hidden opportunities coming your way and any obstacles to be prepared for.
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New book coming soon, author Emma Palova hits the road in June, July & August


PALMER PARK ART FAIR, DETROIT, JUNE 4 & 5

Summer is finally here and I am getting ready for several road trips. My first event of the year is the Palmer Park Art Fair on June 4 & 5 located at 910 Merrill Plaisance St. in Detroit. I am very excited since I’ve never been to this event. I tried to avoid big-city gigs but because of the nature of Greenwich Meridian Memoir which describes our life in communist Czechoslovakia and our travels across three continents, Detroit with a large Czech community is a must-stop.


Palmer Park Art Fair is a premier event on Lake Frances with an authors’ tent with 13 authors, and 120 other art vendors selling original artworks of various media, including painting, sculpture, music, mixed media, and more. In addition, the event will have a music stage and specialty booths.

The hours are on June 4 from 10 to 7 p.m. and  June 5 from 11 to 5 p.m.

Next weekend I will be at GIZZARD FEST, POTTERVILLE, JUNE 10& 11Gizzard Fest is not your ordinary festival. Thousands of people stream into Potterville for this unique event and good old-fashioned fun! The small-town atmosphere, live music, carnival, and great food (including plenty of gizzards) bring people from across the Midwest.

The hours are on June 10 from 9 a.m. to DARK, June 11 from 8 a.m. to DARK

LAKESHORE ART FESTIVAL, MUSKEGON, JUNE 25 & 26

This event is held in downtown Muskegon with more than 20 authors representing all genres. The LAF features a unique blend of fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food, and fun. Experience over 300 juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, a Children’s Lane, an artisan food market, street performers, multiple interactive art stations and so much more.

The hours are on June 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Detroit Virtual Book Fest July 15-July 17 see the link at the bottom


ONCE UPON A BOOK, FRANKENMUTH, JULY 23
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnceUponABook2016FanPage/

WILD BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, PARADISE, AUG. 19, 20, 21

https://festivalnet.com/29244/Paradise-Michigan/Craft-Shows/Wild-Blueberry-Festival


 COMING SOON
The Lost Town is a historical fiction novel set in a ghost town. Protagonist Ida is torn between her hometown of Chicago and her new home across Lake Michigan, and between two men. Who will win her heart- her husband or her lover?Shifting Sands is a growing anthology of short stories and a brand new novel Shifting Sands: The Lost Town coming soon. The novel was edited by Carol Briggs of Lowell with the cover designed by graphic artist Jeanne Boss of Rockford.
The first book is a collection of 13 stories divided into three circles based on my life experiences: retail, journalism, and immigration.
The second book Secrets is a collection of 15 short stories with the main historical fiction story Silk Nora set in Belding, MI. There are other stories as well such as the Chief about a corrupt small-town police chief and 40 Hunks exploring cheap labor from Mexico.
 FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS PODCAST with host EMMA PALOVA
 Listen in for a chance to win a signed copy in the podcast book giveaway.
http://emmapalova123.podbean.com and major podcasting apps.
 
June Schedule
Jon Stott, Summers at the Lake, June 2
Mark Loeb, special guest at Palmer Park Art Fair, June 3
Kris Gair, The Beautiful Moment, June 3
Nikki Mitchell, Nightshade Forest, June 17
Deborah Frontiera, Superior Tapestry, June 17
Victor Volkman, U.P. Reader, June 24
Sponsored by Doc Chavent, The Lowell Ledger, Modern History Press, Nikki Mitchell
 Find Out More

Detroit Virtual Book Fair, July 15-17, link to the catalog of my books in my virtual booth coming soon.

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Great Lakes Writers at West Michigan Women’s Expo 2022

Visit with 17 Michigan authors this weekend to find your next favorite read at the West Michigan Women’s Expo in Grand Rapids through Sunday, March 20 inside DeVos Place at 303 Monroe Ave, NW. Most genres will be represented. The Great Lakes Writers are located inside booth 111 close to the Main Stage and restrooms.

The participating authors are Jean Davis, Janet Vormittag, Tracy Brogan, Norma Lewis, Sherry A. Burton, Melanie Hooyenga, Wendy Sara Thompson, Bob Muladore, Andrew Smith, Angela Rodgers, and Tina Derusha.

The Expo is back after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.
The West Michigan Women’s Expo features hundreds of exhibits, seminars, shopping, and fun that aim to provide a weekend of entertainment, education, and enjoyment tailored to women and their families.

The hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Unfortunately, I missed out on this event due to sickness, but I am recovering. Watch “For the Love of Books Podcast” episodes with authors Mikel Classen, Michael Carrier, Sharon Kennedy, Robin Marvel, Chris Stark, Phil Bellfy, Deborah Frontiera, and Joanna Walitalo as we move into spring.

I am excited to have these fine authors, many of them from the Upper Peninsula, on the podcast.

Make sure you find us at our different events scattered throughout the state of Michigan and beyond.

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It’s time to fly

One of my favorite songs is “Time for me to Fly” by REO Speedwagon.

I like the lyrics and everything about the song. But I really feel that now is the time to fly with everything we have started in the previous years.

Leaving icy Grand Rapids behind, I am headed into paradise with beaches, sun, shells, dolphins and cocktails. After 90 minutes in air the clouds have cleared and I see a green patchwork of fields and forests below. We’re making a sharp turn right, and the sun is shining on the left wing and flooding the cabin with warmth.

For me that means getting my newest book in the Shifting Sands series on the summer market starting with the Lakeshore Art Festival in Muskegon at the end of June.

Our Moravian Sons Distilling is a go after many years of dreaming, planning and finally realization and production. I don’t think I need to hold my breath anymore. It has been a huge team effort across two continents.

I am stoked with my podcast show “For the Love of Books” which is approaching it’s one-year anniversary fast with 50 episodes in March as I’ve expanded it to include Motown Writers and UP Authors in 2022. YAY!

Inspired by author Diana Ploppa’s Pages Promotions virtual festivals, I launched the podcast show featuring Indie and small press authors and their events on March 17, 2021.

With the support of authors Ploppa, Jean Davis, Ingar Rudholm, Andrew Smith and many others in the pilot first season, the show flew into its second season in the fall.

We always have a blast while sharing our insights from the writing world, publishing industry and our author experiences along with the presentation of our newest books.

Not only do you gain from the knowledge of all the authors but you also have a chance to win a signed copy of authors’ books. I call the content “edutainment” combining both entertainment with publishing tips.

I added special episodes prior to multi-author events such as Expos, art fairs and festivals. Right from the get go, the podcast has been a win win situation for all of us.

I am grateful for all the positive responses I have received from guest authors and listeners, as I continue my search for sponsors. Currently, the major sponsor Doc Chavent makes this show possible. Her incredible philanthropy pays for the podbean fees where the podcast episodes live.

From the podbean hub, the episodes are distributed to major podcasting apps such as iHeart, Stitcher, Google and Apple podcasts, Spotify and many more for your enjoyment.

My upcoming author line-up:

Virginia Johnson Feb. 18

Caroline Topperman Feb. 25

Norma Lewis March 2

GR Expo special March 3

Michael Carrier March 1o

Open March 24

Mikel Classen March 31

Bob Tarte April TBA

If you would like to be a guest or a sponsor email Emma at emmapalova123@gmail.com or comment below. If you would like to be on the production team contact me as well.

The recordings are on Thursdays at 5 pm on Zoom. All recordings are organic with limited editing. The episodes go live within two weeks on podbean and major podcasting apps.

First fill out the jot form on For The Love of Books page on this website, and you’re on your way to fly with us.

I am looking forward to chatting with you on the show or working with you as a sponsor or partner.

Indie authors

Romancing February

Rosette Nebula aka NGC 2237 with the Unicorn Constellation.

Starting strong in February

It’s 5:59 am. It’s Groundhog Day and National Wear Red Day aka Heart Health Day for Women. We’re supposed to wear red and post all sorts of numbers like blood pressure and cholesterol.

Well, I have yet to wash my only red sweater that I wear in December for podcasting, and my blood sometimes boils. I don’t like red. I prefer the earth colors. My cholesterol should be good because I deprive myself of steaks, eggs and cheese on regular basis. I don’t eat pasta because of A1C, but I know it’s under 7, and I don’t take Trulicity or Ozempic. I eat plenty of broccoli and salads even in winter.

I walked to the gauges by our French door this morning. The temperature outside was exactly zero. Yesterday, I finally got out, and it was like walking into an ice cube, after breaking the door in the garage open. Everything was frozen to the bone. The only thing warm at the Hong Kong Buffet were the koi fish swimming in the lovely pool. So, I threw them a penny that I didn’t have in my pocket and had to borrow from my husband.

After streamlining my podcast show “For the Love of Books Podcast,” the stats are booming, the episodes are exploding with fun, and laughter is ringing in my writing studio. I love my colleague fellow authors who are my featured guests on the weekly podcast show because I have a passion for the indie writing business. We put our hearts into what we do best on daily basis with its ups and downs.

I’ve been privileged to meet some of the amazing authors in person at festivals and art shows. And that season is coming up starting in February with the Women’s Expo in Lansing.

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So take a listen as they pour out their hearts with passions of their own.

Listen in to authors and poets from all around the world as they share their personal stories and insights from the publishing industry.

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Authors at Women’s Expos in Lansing and Grand Rapids

Expo showtime in 2022

After a rocky start-up of shows in 2021, this year looks promising for in-person author shows in Michigan. Last year, some shows were canceled again due to Covid, but some were a go or a hybrid, depending on the organizers and their boards. It was like playing the roulette or opening a box of chocolates because you never knew what you were going to get.

One of the first shows of the season is the upcoming Mid Michigan Women’s Expo in Lansing set for February 18 through February 20 at the Lansing Center.

The 22nd annual Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo features hundreds of exhibits, seminars, shopping, and fun that aim to provide a weekend of entertainment, education, and enjoyment tailored to women and their families.

Michigan Authors Area – signing and selling books

Meet and Greet Authors! Various local Michigan Authors at the expo! Find your next book to read and relax with, both fiction and non-fiction books to purchase. Speak to the Author onsite and discover their inspiration for writing their book.

Pictured below are a few participating authors at the Mid Michigan Women’s Expo in Lansing.

Eleven Michigan authors will be signing and selling their books at this premier Expo with hundreds of exhibits, seminars, shopping, and fun.

The participating authors for the Mid Michigan Expo are Jean Davis, Judith Wade, G.S. Scott, Norma Lewis, Melinda Clark, Mikel Classen, Sylvia Hubbard, Kristine Brickey, Jules Nelson, Rod Sadler, and Sara Shanning.

Their genres range from fantasy to historical fiction. You can listen to some of them on my podcast show “For the Love of Books Podcast.”

Click on the link below to listen to your favorite episode.

West Michigan Women’s Expo is set for March 18 through March 20 at DeVos Place. Indie authors will have their own Great Lakes Authors booth with close to 20 participating authors.

Stay tuned for the upcoming podcast episodes with authors Sylvia Hubbard, Jean Davis, Judith Wade, and Melinda Clark on podbean and major podcasting apps

https://emmapalova123.podbean.com/

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