Support Marquette Kickstarter – “My Heart Smiles” ABCs from author Diana Oman

This is a good feeling ABC book for the kid in all of us. It inspires self-esteem and confidence in a colorful, fun and playful way! Our Story:  Wow, first of all, thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page!  We have had the best time exploring new ways of sharing…

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Book Preview Party in Ishpeming for “My Heart Smiles”

Two of our newest Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) members, Diana Oman and Colleen O’Hara are going to have a book preview party for their new book My Heart Smiles at the Joy Center in Ishpeming. Here’s Diana’s message: SAVE THE DATE!!!! Thursday, JANUARY 9TH! at the JOY…

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UPPAA Authors at Snowbound Books in Marquette, Michigan

Join UPPAA authors John Gubbins, Mike Carriere, Daniel Fountain, Matt Bell, Gretchen Preston, Tyler Tichelaar, and Carrie Pearson  at the Snowbound Books Holiday Authors Booksigning on December 14th from 2 to 4pm We’re on N. Third Street, just off of W. Washington in downtown Marquette. Just go about halfway up the hill,…

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UPPAA Authors at TV6 Craft Show in Marquette, Michigan

Join UPPAA authors Tyler Tichelaar and Gretchen Preston at the TV6 Christmas Craft Show, which is held at the  NMU Superior Dome in Marquette, Michigan Dec. 6, 7, 8, 2013  Friday 5pm – 9pm  Saturday 10am – 6pm  Sunday 11am – 4pm Admission for all TV6 Craft Shows is: $2.00 for Adults,…

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Nature & Exploration: A Poetry Reading at Marquette Regional History Center

Nature & Exploration A Poetry Reading at Marquette Regional History Center Wednesday, November 13 at 7 pm Join us for a free poetry reading by Russell Thorburn, inaugural Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula, and Kathleen Heideman.   Russell Thorburn, inaugural Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula, will read nature and…

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UPPAA authors appear at Superior Children’s Book Festival in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

The second annual Superior Children’s Book Festival was held in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. The events took place in the Walker J. Cisler Conference Center on the campus of Lake Superior State University, from 11am to 3pm. Several authors from the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association…

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Remembering Ben Mukkala (1930 – 2013)

The U.P. Publishers and Authors Association sadly marks the passing of one of its longtime members, Ben Mukkala. Ben was a pioneer of self-publishing, authoring several books including Copper, Timber, Iron and Heart, Come on Along, and The Gift of Wings, based on his experiences as a pilot in the…

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