Monthly Archives: September 2011

Another Good Week

Ripley School my mother went to in 1906, now apartments The north side of Portage Lake–Hancock and Ripley– never developed like the south side–Houghton. However, it’s hills are used now for skiing, a great winter sport for the many students … Continue reading

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Where Are You From?

The question comes up: Why did you use the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as a backdrop for your novel MOTHER LODE? Did you grow up there? No, I’m from Lower Michigan— Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor. But my mother was raised … Continue reading

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What a Coppertunity!

Announcement: I will be reading from Mother Lode and signing books this Sunday at Unity Church, 600 Palm Drive in Hamilton Center, Novato. Come join us. Well, we’re back in California, after a great adventure in Copperdom. I couldn’t be … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Bookseller

Hi All, Reluctant? How could that be?  Well, as I said, I didn’t bring enough books, so while at the Hancock Farmers’ Market this morning, with only one display book and not wanting to let it go, a woman was … Continue reading

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We’re here–in the Upper Peninsula!

Hi all, After a day of flying, and two days of driving we finally arrived in the Upper Peninsula yesterday. There was a nice feature article in the paper about my book and me today, and also a radio interview … Continue reading

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