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MWN Author Spotlight ~ Mary Anne McMahon

 

Mary Anne McMahon

 

This week’s Motown Writers Network spotlight is being shined on Mary Anne McMahon. Mary Anne no longer lives in Detroit; but she regards the Motor City as the place she will ever call home. She is the author of The Motor City and Me: Our Story, a story that tells the remarkable history of Detroit and offers inspiration to the once great American metropolis during its most trying time. Let’s listen in on Mary Anne’s interview so we get to know her better and learn more about her book.

 

Where were you born?

I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I now live in Houston, Texas.

Tell us your latest news?

I have published a book, The Motor City and Me: Our Story, which highlights the rich history of Detroit and how the Motor City has left a lasting impact on my family and me.

When and why did you begin writing?

I have been writing most of my life and have taught writing skills to students for 28 years. After my retirement from education I wrote puppet skits for my puppet performing business, Sassy Celebrations. I then decided to write a book about my beloved hometown.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I have always considered myself a writer.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My book evolved from the acquisition of my ancestral history, my happy Detroit childhood and continual connection to my hometown.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I do not have one specific writing style. In my book I utilize both the expository style and the persuasive style.

How did you come up with the title?

The Motor City and Me: Our Story parallels the rise and fall of Detroit with ups and down in my own life. The title reflects our connection.

Is there a message in your memoir that you want readers to grasp?

I overcame major obstacles in my life. I want to inspire Detroiters to overcome the obstacles facing their city today.

How much of the book is realistic?

My book is non-fiction. The events are real.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

The experiences are based on my own life.

What books have most influenced your life most?

Mans Search for Meaning by Victor Frankel had a powerful impact on my life. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela inspired me as well.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I would choose John Grogan. His heartwarming book, The Longest Trip Home, about an Irish boy from Detroit resonated with me.  His story inspired me to publish my Detroit memoir.

What book are you reading now?

I am reading I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

I enjoy Malcolm Gladwell’s writing and especially liked his book, David and Goliath.  The insightful novel, The Invention of Wings, drew me to Sue Monk Kidd.

What are your current projects?

I have begun a second book.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

Both professional and non-professional reviewers have given me significant support and encouragement.

Do you see writing as a career?

I want to continue as a writer.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I made many changes as I wrote the book. So, I am quite satisfied now.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

My mother influenced me with her love of literature and writing.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Paralleling the rise and fall of Detroit with the ups and downs of my own life, I show readers how Detroit values strengthened and reassured her throughout the difficult times. From the rise and fall of the automotive industry to the city’s recent financial woes, The Motor City and Me strives to take readers on a personal journey through an extraordinary American city. Tracing my family’s Detroit lineage through four generations, my memoirs aims to give readers a thorough look at the city’s history and the indelible mark it has left on me.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

When I wrote my book there were times when thoughts flowed for hours. Other times I had difficulty putting two words together. There was a certain amount of frustration that I had to leave my computer at the “two word” moments.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about his/her work?

I like Ross King. He writes fascinating detailed accounts of engineering marvels and the history that goes with those marvels. I loved his books, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling and Brunelleschi’s  Dome. 

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

I did considerable traveling while writing my book. I traveled to my European roots and ancestral homelands.

Who designed the covers?

My publisher designed my cover. I provided the photo.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

The most difficult part was writing about the challenging times in my life.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

While I struggled with revealing challenges, I learned afterward that I am not alone. Everyone has challenges.  My book has inspired others to come forward and share the dark moments in their lives.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Writing is a gift that you give yourself and hopefully to others including future generations.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

The conviction, that we can overcome adversity and that failure is not an option, may be a good beginning for renewal.

MaryAnne Motor City and Me

For more information about the author and her book go to:  http://marymcmahonauthor.com/

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Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers Event Presents: Human Spirit Dec. 20th #Detroit #MotownLit

 

Human Spirit Will Showcase at Live Storytelling Event

 

December 20th

 

DETROIT, MI –– The award winning Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers will bring stories of human spirit to the stage at the Charles H. Wright Museum. The popular monthly event is one of winners of the Knight Arts Challenge which funds projects that engage and enrich Detroit through the arts. Satori Shakoor, curator and producer of the event is a recent recipient of the “Spirit of Detroit” Award.

“Events like the Secret Society’s bring out the artist in all of us, helping us to think creatively about our lives and our communities and share the stories that bring people together,” said Dennis Scholl, vice president of arts for Knight Foundation.

“Storytelling is a way for people to learn more about themselves and each other,” says Juanita Moore, president of the Charles H. Wright Museum, which hosts the events. “People coming to these shows experience a feeling of life, growth and excitement through connecting, and that deserves a place to be showcased.”

The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers’ next event “Human Spirit” will take place at 8:00 p.m., December 20that The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Radio Host, Coco, Author, Eddie Connor, “Unwrap The Gift In YOU,” High school Wrestler, Emma Kellman, Rochelle Mays and Lula Odom will tell personal stories of great overcoming. Musical guests include jazz artist, Sky Covington and opera singer, Betty Lane with pianist Amy Jackson. Continue reading

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SaveTheDate: Nov 8-9, 2013 Essence of #MotownLit Conf & Jam #Detroit | Give, Write & Network Books! #literary #literacy #michlit

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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 8th –9th, 2013

 Various Locations, Detroit, Michigan

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

* most events are FREE to public

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

Detail Schedule of Events

November 8th, 2013 6pm – 10pm – Free to Public
(donation of 3 or more gently used books encouraged, for our book drive or min $4 for entry)

Location: SOURCE BOOKSELLERS, 4240 Cass Avenue, Ste. 105, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Networking, Poetry Performances, Comedy Show & More!

Hosted by EchoVerse, ReppinTheD &  MotownWriters

All ages can attend

 

November 9th, 2013 8am – 4pm

Location: Julian C. Madison Building LLC
1420 Washington Blvd · Detroit, Michigan

  • 8am Registration for Morning Workshops
  • 8:30 Keynote Speaker
  • 8:50 Workshops (2)
    • Write To Be Read| Write to Finish Facilitator TBA
    • Editing Essentials Facilitator: @TenitaJEditor
  • 9:50 Workshops (2)
    • Getting an Agent or Publisher Facilitator: Karen White Owens
    • Taking Book to Stage Facilitator: Octavia Lesley @detroitwriter71
  • 10:50 Workshops(2)
    • Social Media Made Simple – Stephanie Lewis @23_Exchange
    • 360Digital Publishing Symposium
  • 11:00 Poetry Symposium hosted by Aurora Harris
  • 11:30 Marketplace Opens
  • Noon – VIP Lunch for Morning Workshop Participants with speaker
  • 12:10 2013 Awesome Party Reunion & presentations
  • 12:30 Detroit Cares Presentation
  • 12:40 Too Blessed To Be Depressed Author Panel (Inspirations & Autobiographies)
  • 1:30 All Male Literacy Panel w/Questions & Answers
  • 3:15  Love Shouldn’t Cost A Thing (Romance Genre Panel)
    • Literary Voice Vendor Winner Announced
    • National Writers Union Presentation
  • 3:30 Potpourri of Different (SciFi, Fantasy, Horror, Graphic Novels & Comics)
  • 3:45 Telling A Good Story (Fiction Panel)

3:55 Kindle Winners (Must be present to win)

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Big news! Big change! frm @LiteraryDetroit Trinosophes, Wed, June 25, 7-9pm. Free & awesome

We’ve got an amazing new location for tomorrow’s big event: storytelling and song with the Rust Belt Rising crew is hitting Trinosophes TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 25, 7-9pm. Free, and awesome. See you there!

Call it good old-fashioned Midwestern storytelling… with a kick.

Nic Esposito of The Head & The Hand Press is hitting the road with Philadelphia musician Todd Henkin from the band The Great Unknown for a series of performance-based storytelling and song showcasing the fascinating stories collected in The Rust Belt Rising Almanac. When this a-typical book talk comes to Detroit, we’re spotlighting Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela’s story on adapting to Detroit through the community in collective housing, as well as a micro-fiction piece about Hitsville, USA, and art inspired by recycled objects from Detroit artist Cindy LaFerle.

The Head & The Hand Press, a craft publisher in Philadelphia, is bringing this show to the city with the support of Literary Detroit.

The Rust Belt Rising Almanac is a collection of snapshots and stories from writers and artists in America’s Rust Belt Cities: escapes, remains, and models of growth. You’ll learn about projects that are working & the people who aren’t, find a road map for wandering, and green your thumb with an industrial soil-strength planting guide. The almanac may not serve strictly as a meteorological or agricultural guide, but it will help to measure the kind of atmospheric pressure felt between jobs, between communities, between the friends who are still here and the ones not so lucky, bound together by a common question: what’s next for the rust belt?

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Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk Radio Feature~Kimmie Thomas

Join us today as we feature author Kimmie Thomas on the Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk radio show. She will be talking about her new book Nursing Dr. Miller. Check out her bio below.

Kimmie Thomas

Kimmie Thomas is a native Detroiter. She is a writer, teacher, mother, and wife. Her first love has always been reading and writing. She has been motivated by writers such as Donald Goines, Maya Angelou, Zane and E. Lynn Harris. Kimmie has worked as a psychiatric nurse for more than 10 years. She uses her vast knowledge of mental health to make her characters real for her readers.

This Side of Crazy is her debute novel. She is also featured in an Anthology, Rough and Raw. Check out her latest book, Nursing Dr. Miller. Her current writing project is called House of Assignation.

 

Nursing Dr. MillerBook Description: Do you know what goes on in a hospital? Would you believe that sex, lies and deceit are ever present even while you lay ill in you hospital bed? You may be surprised to find out that the soap operas you watch are not as far fetched as you may think. This story may not be Gray’s Anatomy but it will curl your toes just as much. Gregory Miller, MD is tall dark and handsome. He single and looking for love and the nurses at Kingdom Hospital just want to love him back. Is sex and a good time enough for Dr. Miller? Follow him and his fellow doctors and nurses as they try to find love and a good time while saving lives

 

This side of crazy

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Wednesday Book Candy Feature~C.D. Jamerson

C.D. Jamerson is a 2012 Michigan Chronicle Woman of Excellence honoree. In addition to her traditional educational experience, she is a graduate with honors of the Harvard University Executive Education Program and is certified in both Leadership and Management. Read as she talks about her second- edition book A Princess Cut Diamond- How to overcome your past and reign as a Princess in your God-given Kingdom.

 

Where are you from? Detroit, currently living in Southfield MI.

Tell us your latest news? Release of my Book second edition “A Princess Cut Diamond: How to overcome your past and reign as a Princess in your God-given kingdom

When and why did you begin writing? I began writing seriously in high school as a member (and later editor) of the Pershing Times

When did you first consider yourself a writer? When I held my book in my hand for the first time back in 2005.

What inspired you to write your first book? A class that I took in church called purity with purpose. It further reinerated that I has a story to tell an dthat my testimony was important to help liberate others

Do you have a specific writing style? Its usually conversational…like I’m talking to my best girlfriend..but very direct and pointed. I am not one to beat around the bush or sugar coat realities. I serve it straight.

How did you come up with the title? Princess Cut diamonds are my favorite stones..my wedding ring has 41 Princess cut diamonds in it! But aside from that a woman at my church shared a vision with me that also confirmed that “diamonds” would be a part of this project (Its in the book). Also, I am a international pageant Queen holding several titles so the concept of royalty and monarchy is something that is also very much a part of my character.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? YES, that regardless of the past…regardless of the hurt and current stresses…you have a PURPOSE. There is a reason for your existence and for your pain…because of who you are your are destined for greatness and chosen to reign over your “kingdom”. This book looks at the fight that you are in, applies God’s wisdom and principles, gives you PRACTICAL, APPLICABLE information that you can use to start making changes. This is a book that requires WORK. If you are SERIOUS about operating like royalty from here on out, and leaving the life of the defeated behind you then start here. A Princess Cut Diamond will make you laugh, cry, think but most importantly it will cause you to CHANGE. Invest in you and take the time to train to be and live like the royalty you are called to be.

How much of the book is realistic? All of it.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Events in my own life.

What books have most influenced your life most? Books by Andy Andrews, John Maxwell, Richard Wright, Anne Lamont, Stephen Covey, Toni Morrison, Terry McMillian

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? I’m a cross between Andy Andrews and Terry McMillian…weird but true.

What book are you reading now? The Spying in high heels series

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? I am not sure that she is “new” …but new to me.. I am enjoying inspirational romance type books from Grace Greene

What are your current projects? I am currently working on my book series called “A More Excellent Way” . Its a series that takes everyday tasks such as revamping a wardrobe or remodeling a room and details new, creative and precise ideas to get it done effectively.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members. Stephania Love…a GREAT friend, balanced sounding board.

Do you see writing as a career? Would LOVE to be a “career writer”…currently working in addition to writing but its the goal to be able to write and speak for a living.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? Actually…this is the second edition of my first book…so that exactly what I did…everything I wanted to change…I changed.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? It was the one subject in school that I was good at and didn’t have to really work hard at it..it came naturally.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Yes..working on stretching out into different genre’s..so the “voice” of my writing has to change to adapt to the new audience.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? Andy Andrews…his “parables” are thought provoking and entertaining BUT they also teach and guide the reader to understand next level principles and truths. Terry McMillan’s conversational tone and direct approach on controversial topics is admirable and the lasting effects on her audience are evident in her fan base.

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)? I have just been given the opportunity to travel with this book. Its VERY exciting to meet new women and be asked to do keynotes, and workshops regarding principles in the book. I could do that ALL day.

Who designed the covers? I did. I was very specific in what I wanted this time, so I determined to do it myself.

What was the hardest part of writing your book? Editing…deciding what stays and what needs to go..

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? I have learned to respect when people are transparent in their books or in the public eye…it is NOT as easy as people think it is.

Do you have any advice for other writers? Writers do two things that are imperative to their craft. Writers, write and Writers read…all the time. If you are not regularly writing (even in a journal) START. If you don’t always have a book that you are reading…START. Its imperative in order for you to hone your craft to do those two things consistently and diligently.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? To my Princess Cut Diamond readers.. Just know that I am so overwhelmed at #TeamPrincess! The women that are sharing the revelation they are receiving from the book have encouraged ME more than they will ever know. To all my readers and growing fan base…be on the watch for books about everyday that will help you live a next level life!

 

 

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Michigan Literary Network News is out! Edition of Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012

 

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Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012
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Educational and Business Lessons from Shark Tank

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Educational and Business Lessons from Shark Tank

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Michigan Literary Network News is out! Edition of Wednesday, Apr. 04, 2012 #motownlit #michlit

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Wahida Clark, author of Payback Ain’t Enough

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Happy Poetry Month. April’s MBC feature: Andrea Daniel – Like Gwendolyn #MWN

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Andrea Daniel is a lifelong poet, with work in publications and as part of a visual poetry exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. When she’s not writing poetry, Andrea is a freelance writer for various publications. She also has freelanced for an internationally distributed arts and entertainment magazine. Andrea is co-owner/operator of Dakota Avenue West Publishing and copywriter, editor and voice over artist with her own small business, AND Communications. She is a member of the Motown Writer’s Network, and the Michigan Literary Network and is producer of the Michigan Literary Network’s Internet radio show on blogtalkradio.com. Additionally, she is a registered songwriter with BMI. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her son and a sweet little Terrier-Poodle-mix named Dot. Andrea Daniel

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Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference 2011 #motownlit Itinerary | Still Time To Register #111111 | Plz Share!

Please share with readers and writers!!
Unless indicated events are free to public. $20 Passion Fruit Festival (Friday) $40 Workshop (Saturday) Registration for events will be available at the door. No Vendor Space will be available at the door.

Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

Register Now

MotownLiteraryJam.com |             313.289.8614 

 The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 11th – 12th, 2011

Virgil Carr Cultural Center | 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan 48226

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

* most events are FREE to public

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

Friday: Open Mic Poetry, Networking, Meet & Greet and Passion Fruit Expression*

6pm Free Networking, Meet & Greet and Poetry Event

  • Open Mic (limited spaces)
  • Featuring Inside/Out Young Poets
  • Meet & Greet
  • Networking and chances to win an Amazon Kindle

7:00 Passion Fruit Festival 7.0 $20.00

Passion Fruit Festival 7.0  Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

Register Now

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Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference Saturday (11/12/11) Itinerary


Write-In Space, Charging Location, Bloggers, Media, Librarians, Literary Reps, Literary Services and more will be present. Book Drop off for Book Drive will be available. Registrations for events can take place at the door.  

Workshops $40. All other events are FREE TO THE PUBLIC.



9:00 am


Writing Your Stories - Vincent Alexandria - Whether fiction or non-fiction understand the basics of storytelling on paper. Includes basics of screenwriting and other projects writers must learn in order to bring their story to life. (Workshop A)


Motivating Yourself To Market Your Book - Monica Marie Jones featuring Andrea Daniel – From the point you turn your book over to the printer until it’s released to the public, learn how to “Just Do It!” Get Up, Get Out & Get It Done! (Workshop B)


10:00am


Why Write Romance? How To Break Into Traditional Publishing Market – Karen White Owens - Getting published by a traditional publishing house can be one of the greatest challenges an author will face. Editors reject thousands of manuscripts each year. Join Karen White-Owens as she discusses how you can use the romance genre to break into the market while honing your skills.  (Workshop D)


Independent Publishing Made Easy – Sylvia Hubbard – Learn the ins and outs of independent publishing from A to Z and what it takes to run your own publishing business.(Workshop E)


11:00am


Social Media Made Easy for Authors - Versandra Kennebrew - Learn Web 2.0 tricks, social media benefits and discover the basics of branding yourself in your niche. (Workshop C)


Poetry Panel Discussion moderated by Victor Walker w/T. Miller, Chantay “Legacy” Leonard & Deonte OsayandeTopic: From Page To Stage: What Works for Poets.(Workshop F)


11:30am


Literary Marketplace open FREE to the Public. Ford Gallery.


Break for Lunch at Noon


o   Keynote: Vincent Alexandria  Topic: Writer’s Dream

o   Special Guest : Darralyn Hutson of Chapter3.tv


1:30pm


Literacy Panel Discussion moderated by Ramona Prater featuring an all-male panel of community leaders, Eddie Connor, Calvin Colbert, Vincent Alexandria, Dr. Reginald Eadie, Luther Keith, Kenneth Harris, Khary Kimani Turner and Yusef Shakur. Remarks byCongressman Hansen Clarke.

3:00pm


Special 2011 book release party featuring Monica Marie Jones, Versandra Kennebrew & other local authors; plus giveaways, recognitions & awards.

Write-In Space, Charging Location, Bloggers, Media, Librarians, Literary Reps, Literary Services and more will be present. Book Drop off for Book Drive will be available. Registrations for events can take place at the door. 

 Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

Register Now

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The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference #motownlit #mwn | Register Now! Strengthen literacy and the literary community in Metro Detroit!

 The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference

November 11th – 12th, 2011

Virgil Carr Cultural Center | 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan 48226

www.MotownLiteraryJam.com

* most events are FREE to public

To celebrate the written word in Metro Detroit with every reader and writer around!

Friday: Open Mic Poetry, Networking, Meet & Greet and Passion Fruit Expression*

Saturday:

- Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops w/lunch plus Poetry Panel

-Literary Marketplace for author signings, discussions, new book releases by local authors & more!

-Literary Discussion by community leaders: How can organizations and citizens help increase literacy in Metro Detroit?

The Literary Loft | Versandra Kennebrew Intl | EnigmaGraphics | Motown Writers Network | Rolling Out Magazine | Penguin Books | AND Communications | EchoVerse | Detroit Impact Center | 360DigitalBooks | HubBooks

 Readers are encouraged to bring books (new or gently used) for donations to our Motown Literacy Project to increase literacy in Metro Detroit! Giveaways (including 2 Amazon Kindles and more) will take place all weekend for readers and authors. 

Meet readers, authors, literary organizations, community leaders and more as we increase literacy & strengthen the literary network in Metro Detroit!

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www.MotownLiteraryJam.com | 313.289.8614


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