UP Notable Book Club: the Crystal Falls Community District Library in partnership with the U.P. Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA) has scheduled author events with winners of the UP Notable Book List. The 11th event is with Craig A. Brockman whose dark fantasy novel Dead of November evokes the spine-tingling chills reminiscent of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes or the Cthulu stories of H.P. Lovecraft. The events are open to all U.P. residents free of charge. Read my review of Craig’s book at The U.P. Book Review.
When: Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 7pm Eastern / 6pm Central
Where: on the Zoom platform — please contact Evelyn Gathu in advance by email: email@example.com, or by phone (906) 875-3344. We recommend you borrow a copy of these books from your local library or purchase from your local bookseller in advance to get the most out of these events.
CRAIG A. BROCKMAN is the author of Dead of November: A Novel of Lake Superior and the middle-grade novel Marty and the Far Woodchuck. He has been a regular contributor to the U.P Reader and other publications. In 2017 an article in the Ontonagon Herald chronicled the final 140 miles of his meandering 450-mile hike across the entire U.P. from the dock at Detour Village to a sandbar in the mouth of the Montreal River. Craig currently lives with his wife in Tecumseh, Michigan. You can visit craigabrockman.com for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ghosts of those drowned and never recovered are swarming from Lake Superior. But they are not there to haunt the living. They are fleeing something far more sinister. Adam is a psychologist who returns to resolve his grief over his wife who drowned in the Lake’s hungry waters. Soon he is embroiled in a bizarre world of Native legend and the supernatural. From a hermit’s cabin to a rambling old inn, from a Native fishing boat to a haunted research vessel, from forests to ancient pictographs that lie on restless shores, the drum beat quickens. A young, enigmatic native woman will become the key to protecting Adam from a twisted medicine man and unraveling a nefarious scheme.
“Dead of November embroils readers in a suspenseful, lake-churning tale of a power-hungry medicine man, an ancient Ojibwe legend, and the healing that comes with forgiveness. Brockman has a sure hit on his hands with this spellbinding yarn.”— Tyler R. Tichelaar, award-winning author of Haunted Marquette.
“Dead of November revives Lovecraft’s tradition of the thinking man’s thriller and the book’s strong character-driven and emotional core makes it an appealing read for readers of all stripes. I rate this book five Manitous’” — U.P. Book Review
More information about the U.P. Notable Book list, U.P. Book Review, and UPPAA can be found on www.UPNotable.com
About the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA)
Established in 1998 to support authors and publishers who live in or write about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, UPPAA is a Michigan 501(c)6 nonprofit association with more than 100 members, many of whose books are featured on the organization’s website at www.uppaa.org. UPPAA welcomes membership and participation from anyone with a UP connection who is interested in writing.