Authors Next Door


Published Authors Living Near Traverse City

Author Next Door: Stephen and Carolyn Lewis

By Molly Stadler “Carolyn Lewis’s short stories demand to be read,” says Stephen Lewis, and he’s not just saying that because he was her husband but as a writer himself, who knows what he is talking about. Mr. Lewis is right....

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Author Next Door: Dennis Turner

By Molly Stadler As an atheist and a pacifist, it seems odd that law professor and author Dennis Turner would write about nuns during World War Two. But What Did You Do in the War, Sister? How Belgian Nuns Defied and Deceived the Nazis in World War Two is about more...

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Author Next Door: Charles Eisendrath

By Molly Stadler Charles R. Eisendrath is tall, dark, handsome, smart, and successful—and, yes, he told me to write all of that. As a young intern for the National Writers Series, I was kind of nervous about interviewing Eisendrath. On paper he’s extremely...

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Author Next Door: Heather Shumaker

Heather Shumaker Seeks to Inspire By Molly Stadler Heather Shumaker writes for the children, the next and newest generation of readers and writers. The books they are reading have an enormous impact on their thoughts and feelings about literature, and can influence...

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Author Next Door: Jacki Erickson

By Anna Faller For most of us, the paranormal is pretend. Our childhood monsters have met their makers, and the world of spirits is purely storybook. But, local author Jacki Erickson, J.R. Erickson to her readers, disagrees. “We’re very good at questioning anything...

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Author Next Door: Kathleen Stocking

An Interview with Kathleen Stocking By Molly Stadler "Missing are the village elders and seers the astute perceivers who interpreted life and effort through nature and the primal cycles from which the bulk of the population is now insulated. Kathleen Stocking is one...

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Author Next Door: Tanya Crosby

What does a 12-year-old ask for when offered anything in the world? If that 12-year-old is bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby, the answer is, her father’s typewriter. We’ve caught up with Tanya to discuss writing, and her new book, Everyday Lies.* MS:  Can you tell...

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Author Next Door: Jon Constant

By Molly Stadler Leelanau by Kayak is the perfect book to flip through while lounging on the sofa in the living room of your northern Michigan cottage, and dreaming of your next watery adventure. That’s just how author Jon R. Constant intended it to be. Meet Jon...

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Author Next Door: Dean Feldpausch

By: Anna Faller It was the perfect love story. A privileged prima ballerina and an agrarian aerial stuntman, entrenched in a clandestine affair, untraceable save for a single exchange. Did it ever happen?  Dean Feldpausch thinks it did; “and if [it] didn’t,” he...

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Author Next Door: Brooke Shaffer

By: Anna Faller Remember that creative kid in elementary school? Every class had theirs: that one kid who could fill every possible inch with writing, and still go on to another sheet of paper. Northern Michigan-based author Brooke Shaffer remembers, because she was...

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Author Next Door: Tom Carr

By: Anna Faller* Tom Carr is a man of mystery. Michigan mystery, that is. A Northville native, and former Detroit reporter, he’s seen a thing or two. And he’s certainly seen much of our beloved Mitten State. From Saline to The Sault, Carr knows Michigan’s many nooks...

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Authors Next Door: Barbara Stark-Nemon

Author Next Door Feature: October 13, 2018 By Anna Faller Barbara Stark-Nemon is a textbook multitasker. Following her retirement as a speech and language therapist, Stark-Nemon decided it was finally time to tackle her bucket list. Item number one? You guessed it:...

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