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 I made from home that’s been aired a few times this week. The good news is I’ve sold almost all of my MOTHER LODE books. The bad news is I’ve sold almost all of my MOTHER LODE books! And I’ve only been here one day. Three more to go. Coming up–two farmers’ markets in Hancock and Calumet as a vendor, and a book signing in Copper Harbor. Yikes, what to do? I just cancelled a book reading in Ann Arbor, due to no inventory. More books are waiting in Ann Arbor, but they’re mostly pre-assigned.
Besides visiting bookstores, we went to Quincy Mine today, where they give tours and rides into the old mine, and where I dropped off a load of books. We also visited the old opera house in Calumet,which opened in 1900, and where such luminaries as Sarah Bernhart performed.
She was also probably the first woman to go down in the mile deep mine!
So, it’s been fun and an adventure. My friend Stuart has been lots of help carrying books and luggage, and taking photos. We can’t wait to try Tony’s pasties in Laurium–supposed to be the best. We’re staying at a lovely motel right on the water. Grilled a porterhouse steak outside tonight. On the way up we stayed at another motel right on Lake Huron in Mackinac City. We’ll be there on the way back too.
Next, archival pictures at the University, and the first Farmers’ Market, a visit up the hill across the lake to my my grandmother’s old property. Keep tuned in!
‘Til next time,