Meet your UPPAA authors at the Marquette County Fair, Aug 13-16, 2015

Come out to The Marquette County Fair! Thursday August 13 through Sunday the 16th Visit with UP Local Authors. Karl Bohnak Jerry Harju Larry Buege Gretchen Preston Tyler Tichelaar Bob Dobson Books by Ben Mukkala and a few othershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnyd41aPy1M

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Meet UPPAA author Donna Simons

I am giving several historical presentations at U.P. libraries next week.  Come and learn more about the 1913 copper mining labor strike and how it led to a tragedy on Christmas Eve in Michigan’s Copper Country.  This is a 40 minute PowerPoint presentation with a book signing to follow.  I…

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Book and DVD of Popular Marquette Michigan Play “Willpower” Now Available

Willpower, a play by Tyler Tichealaar

Book and DVD of Popular Local Play Willpower Now Available  Marquette, MI, June 19, 2015—When Will S. Adams was diagnosed with ossification, a mysterious disease that caused his tissues to harden until he became nearly a living statue, he refused to quit living life fully and was immensely productive. Now…

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“Breaking Free Too: Taking a Flight With a Butterfly Toward Self-Discovery” by Tamara Lauder

Tamara Lauder is the author and illustrator of a new inspirational book.  Breaking Free Too: Taking a Flight With a Butterfly Toward Self-Discovery is a powerful pictorial book appropriate for anyone struggling to discover their true self. Each page is filled with symbolic artwork, interpretive titles, and accompanying short text…

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Amazon’s Kindle Scout Program

Amazon’s Kindle Scout Program Presentation for Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association Jim Jackson 30 May 2015 Overview Kindle Scout is American Idol meets Amazon. It opened its doors at the end of October 2014. Readers are able to “nominate” preselected titles. Kindle Press (a new Amazon imprint) offers a…

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: THIRD ANNUAL U. P. NATURE WRITING CONTEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 Lon and Lynn Emerick North Country Publishing northco@up.net 906-942-7879 CALL FOR ENTRIES:  THIRD ANNUAL U. P. NATURE WRITING CONTEST                                                                                          North Country Publishing of Skandia and the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore of Munising announce the Third Annual U.P. Nature Writing Contest.   Following the…

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Pat Ryan O’Day, Owner of Marquette Monthly, Passes Away

For Immediate Release Pat Ryan O’Day, Owner of Marquette Monthly, Passes Away Marquette, MI, — Pat Ryan O’Day, longtime owner, editor-in-chief and publisher of the Marquette Monthly, passed away at U.P. Health System in Marquette on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, following a brief stay at the hospital. Ryan O’Day was…

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2014 blog in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3…

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