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Friday, July 10, 2009

"What Evil Lurks...?" Murder Takes a Road Trip

Elizabeth Buzzelli, a popular visitor to Northport (she gave a writing workshop at Dog Ears Books two years ago and spoke at the Leelanau Township Library last summer), will be back in town on July 28 as part of this year's Tuesday evening summer series at the library. Buzzelli and two other Up North writers have also put together a summer tour of their own--and here I'm taking the lazy way out and quoting directly from their publicity:
What do three crime-writer friends from northern Michigan do when they each have a new book out?
Take a road trip!

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli (DEAD DANCING WOMEN), Mardi Link (WHEN EVIL CAME TO GOOD HART), and Aaron Stander (SUMMER PEOPLE) are taking a road trip to bookstores and libraries around Northern Michigan to meet readers, sign books, and talk about writing. They've called their excursion "Murder Takes A Road Trip."

All three authors live in Northern Michigan, all three write fact or fiction related to crime and mystery, all three have new books coming out this summer, and all three use the evocative landscape of Northern Michigan as the settings for their books.

To date "Murder Takes A Road Trip" will visit seven libraries and bookstores between July and October, with additional dates still being added. The full schedule is:

July 22, Bellaire Public Library, Bellaire, MI
July 23, Suttons Bay District Library, Suttons Bay, MI
July 25, Horizon Books, Petoskey, MI
July 29, Benzonia Public Library, Benzonia, MI
Aug. 8, Elk Rapids Library, Elk Rapids, MI
Oct. 10, Cadillac Wexford Public Library, Cadillac, MI
Oct. 15, Peninsula Community Library, Traverse City, MI

About the authors:

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli wrote last fall’s northern Michigan best selling DEAD DANCING WOMEN.
The second in the Emily Kincaid series from Midnight Ink, DEAD FLOATING LOVERS, was just released this month. She teaches writing in the adult education program at Northwestern Michigan College, and at Skidmore College during the summer. Her first foray into mystery was GIFT OF EVIL, from Bantam. She reviews books for the Northern Express and is a member of the Michigan State Library’s Notable Books Committee. You can read more about Elizabeth on her website, www.elizabethbuzzelli.com.

Mardi Link is the author of two true crime books, the Heartland Bestseller, WHEN EVIL CAME TO GOOD HART, and the forthcoming ISADORE'S SECRET, both published by The University of Michigan Press. A former police reporter, Mardi is a freelance journalist and the 2008 Antioch Non-Fiction Scholar, as well as the winner of their Goddess Award. She is a co-founder of ForeWord magazine and her work has appeared in Publishers Weekly, Bellingham Review, Dunes Review, and The Bookseller, among other publications. You can learn more about Mardi on her website, www.mardilink.com.

Aaron Stander spent most of his adult years in the Detroit area, where he taught writing and trained writing teachers. In 2000 he and his wife left college teaching positions and moved permanently to their cottage near Traverse City. Aaron is the author of SUMMER PEOPLE, a mystery set in Northern Michigan; COLOR TOUR, a sequel, was released in July of 2006 and DEER SEASON was just released this month. He is also the author of numerous articles, stories, poems, and reviews, and the host of the radio program, Michigan Writers On, a regular program broadcast on Interlochen Public Radio. You can learn more about Aaron on his website, www.aaronstander.com.

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