ALL UP authors invited to join Second Annual U.P. Authors Day Book Fair.

  Dear Fellow U.P. Author, The U.P. Publishers and Authors Association, Gretchen Preston, and I would like to invite you to participate in the Second Annual U.P. Authors Day Book Fair. Date and Time: Saturday, October 4, 2014 12 noon – 6 pm. Where: Westwood Mall, Marquette, Michigan Table Fee:…

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Summer Writing Workshops in Copper Harbor, Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Summer Writers Workshop Now Offering Buddy Discounts & Scholarships   EVENT DATE:   JULY 19-20, 2014 CONTACT:   SUZANNE VAN DAM EMAIL:   snowy.earth@gmail.com PHONE:   (906) 370-5358 COPPER HARBOR – Aspiring and experienced writers both are encouraged to jump-start their creativity by attending the Keweenaw Writers Workshop in Copper Harbor, July 19-20.  This…

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UPPAA 2014 Spring Meeting in Marquette, Michigan

Details of the UPPAA’s Spring Meeting in Marquette, Michigan on May 17th, 2014  have just been released.  Please register now so you are guaranteed a seat at the event! The schedule is still tentative but here is the working draft: 10:00 – 10:30 – registration 10:30 – 10:45 – opening remarks 10:45…

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Book Signing – Gretchen Preston – Marquette, Michigan

Start: 02/15/2014 1:00 pm  in Downtown Marquette Michigan 118 N 3rd St Marquette Township, MI 49855 We are thrilled to host the launch party of Gretchen’s newest Valley Cats adventure. Book List Valley of the Cats by Gretchen Preston More Valley Cats by Gretchen Preston Valley Cats by Gretchen Preston

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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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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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HOW TO BUILD YOUR BEST-SELLING BOOK! in Lansing Michigan

HOW TO BUILD YOUR BEST-SELLING BOOK! WRITER WORKSHOP November 16, 2013 at the Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 West Kalamazoo St.- Downtown Lansing, MI WORKSHOP SPEAKERS: Johnathan Rand, One of Michigan’s most celebrated writers, author of the Michigan Chiller Series and American Chillers, will tell us his writing secrets! Christina Minnis,…

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Winners in the First Annual UP Nature Writing Contest to appear on September 19th

U.P. resident writers serving as contest judges  have selected the winners in the First Annual UP Nature Writing Contest, sponsored by North Country Publishing of Skandia and Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore of Munising.   Entries were received from residents across the peninsula.  Andrea Chynoweth of Munising is the contest…

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First Annual U.P. Authors Day and Book Fair to Be Held

First Annual U.P. Authors Day and Book Fair to Be Held  For Immediate Release Twenty-One Upper Michigan authors from all ends of the peninsula will gather on July 6, 2013 for the first annual U.P. Authors Day Book Fair at the Westwood Mall in Marquette. Marquette, MI, July 1, 2013—Upper…

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Ann McGlothlin Weller on The Value of Good Editing

  The Value of Good Editing  Three C’s—and a couple more, by Ann McGlothlin Weller Who’s on first?  The reader, always, always, always. The goal of the writer and the editor is to develop a product (book, article, blog) that someone—a lot of someones, preferably—wants to read.  That’s the bottom…

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The U.P. In Story: Honoring Fred Rydholm

“The U.P. In Story” The Upper Peninsula has long been a place of fascination for authors, songwriters and storytellers. From Henry Schoolcraft to Ernest Hemingway to Jim Harrison, the landscape and people of the U.P. have been provided a seemingly endless source of written material. It is these words that…

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Snowbound Books in Marquette, Michigan under new ownership!

Hi Everyone, In case any of you don’t know yet, Snowbound Books in Marquette is changing hands. Longtime owner, Ray Nurmi, has sold the store to longtime employee Dana Schultz. There will be a party at Snowbound this Saturday, April 20 from 3-6pm for everyone who wants to come celebrate, congratulate Ray on…

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U.P. Publishers & Authors Association Holds 15th Annual Conference

U.P. Publishers & Authors Association Holds 15th Annual Conference: Publishing & Book Marketing Industry to Be Explored MARQUETTE, MI (April 15, 2013) – In its constant commitment to informing regional authors and publishers of the latest changes in the publishing world and offering effective marketing and writing strategies, the Upper…

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