More than two dozen authors from the area, or who write about the area, gathered at the old Carnegie Library in Petoskey last Monday. Dennis Cawthorne of Mackinac Island delivered a brief keynote speech to welcome everyone to the Local Authors Fair. We covered many genre including, mystery, romance, adventure, children's and a host of non-fiction works. I had a wonderful time talking with visitors and some of the assembled writers.
I returned to the Island Bookstore on Saturday for a second time to sign copies of the latest Michael Russo mystery, "Devils Are Here." Mary Jane, Tamara and Jill made me feel right at home. Daughter Kelly even walked next door to have our picture taken.
I had delightful time talking with visitors at Horizon Books on Front Street in Traverse City. I think we made a few new mystery fans. A special thanks to Jill Beauchamp and the friendly folks at the store.