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Launch Fun: Notes on Small Scale Book Launches

Recently, a former student from the Solstice MFA program where I teach, Jenifer DeBellis, wrote me that her first book, Blood Sisters, had been accepted. She was excited but uncertain how to shepherd it into the future with that “human touch.” Then a similar question from T.J. Harrison on the acceptance of her book, The Fruit of Love and Grief.  Both of these women had worked hard, weathered rejection, triumphed over

Join Me: Spring/Summer Schedule 2019

Anne-Marie’s calendar for spring/summer book events. • May 2, 5:00 pm, Lake Michigan Mermaid: The Story of the Story, Jonesville District Library, 310 Church St., Jonesville. This is a Michigan Notable Book Tour event. • May 16, 2:15 pm, Conference for Study of Midwestern Literature, conference panel. Bonnie Jo Campbell’s heroes. Kellogg Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (Books available!) • Monday,