Bestselling Author Karen Dionne from St. Ignace speaks about The Wicked Sister in a recorded interview on YouTube

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  The Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA) hosted a special online event with U.P. author Karen Dionne about her new novel The Wicked Sister.  The interview was hosted by UPPAA President and publisher Victor R. Volkman (Modern History Press, Ann Arbor).   The event featured a brief reading…

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UPPAA Speakers Bureau Presents Carrie Pearson

Carrie Pearson

UPPAA Speakers Bureau Presents Carrie Pearson, Author of And Stretch To The Sun and other children’s books   Presentation Title:  “The Story of a Children’s Book: From Idea to Published Book and Surprises along the Way” When: February 4th, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm.  Admission is free. Where: Lydia M. Olson Library, NMU campus  When…

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Meet Writers Workshop Instructors Bethany and Doug Leonard!

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  On behalf of the UPPAA Board, we are extremely delighted to be featuring Bethany and Doug Leonard as instructors for our pre-conference Writers Workshop on Friday, June 5th 2020 just prior to the regular conference day on June 6th 2020. Registration details will be announced in early 2020 when…

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Join us for the 3rd annual UPPAA Fall Potluck

Presque Isle Pavillion

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, from Noon to 2:00 pm we’ll gather for our Third Annual UPPAA Picnic at the Senior Pavilion at Presque Isle in Marquette, MI. Bring the whole family out to enjoy a potluck lunch as well as networking and socializing time with fellow writers. CLICK HERE to RSVP…

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Resources for The Magic of Platform (Marketing Panel)

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From Charli Mills’s discussion on platform during the Marketing Panel:   We refer to social media  as platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. And yes, while these are platforms, they differ from what is an author platform. This is your visibility across social media, within the industry or genre of your writing,…

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U.P. Reader #2 — Contributors Pre-order for Spring Conference Delivery thru May 20th

The ideal time to get your copy of U.P. Reader #2 is at the book launch which is happening at the UPPAA Spring Conference on June 2nd at the Landmark Inn, Marquette.  The conference is free when you renew your UPPAA membership for 2018 at Contributors to either Issue #1 or…

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

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  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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Writing Fiction: Character Development, Point of View, and Plot presentation audio from Spring 2014 conference now available!

Writing Fiction: Character Development, Point of View, and Plot UPPAA novelists Donna Winters, Jenifer Brady, and Tyler Tichelaar will discuss three major components of writing fiction—character development, point of view, and plot—including how they make decisions on these components and what is needed to make them effective. They also will…

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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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