Upcoming @GreyWolfe_Pub Events. What are yours? #MichLit

GreyWolfe Publishing


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Birmingham, Michigan
The authors of Grey Wolfe Publishing, along with other fine authors, will be participating in four exciting Book Festivals this summer.  Mark your calendars and bring your friends!

Click the event banners below to learn more details!
Tulip City Author Event
July 9, 2016    10am4pm
Haworth Inn & Conference Center
225 College Avenue, Holland,
Michigan 49423
Grey Wolfe Publishing 2016
Summer Book Festival
July 16, 2016    10am – 5pm
Our Shepherd Lutheran School
1658 East Lincoln Street Birmingham, MI 48009
Once Upon A Book Author Event
August 13, 2016    10am – 3pm
Bavarian Inn Lodge
1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
The Motor City Book Experience
August 20, 2016    2pm – 7pm
Cobo Center
Detroit 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan 48226
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MWN Blog Archive #RedInk Conference – Metro #Detroit May 14th – Register Now! #MichLit @TenitaJEditor


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Bring Social Media & Ebooks to Your Event in 2016 & 2017 #motownlit

speakingGenericBy 2020, the independent book industry is due to make billions.

In a few years, mobile technology is due to make billions for small businesses.

Did you know at least 70% of new customers find products and services through their mobile devices?

Yet to understand how to make this money, businesses & authors need to learn the technology.

In one to two hours, Social Media, Publishing & Internet Marketing Empowerment Coach, Sylvia Hubbard can give your participants a deeper understanding, power and passion to bring their business, products and services to the emerging Web 3.0.

Get Your Questions Answered:

  • How will technology affect my business?
  • How can I set up online without breaking the bank?
  • How can the e-book technology profit me when I’m not an author?
  • What is Social Media and how can I use it to generate more customers to buy my product, service or book?

Other Workshops Available

  • Time Management & Social Media
  • After the Book Marketing in the 21st Century
  • How to Make Time Being a Good Mother & Running a Business
  • Publishing A Book in the 21st Century

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What is Your Michigan Amazon Author Page? Help #MotownWriters build a database #MichLit

We love authors and we want you to share your amazon author page in the comments


So click this link and add your page to the comments.


  1. Must be a Michigan Author!
  2. Must be to an Amazon Author page and NOT your book page.

Thank you!



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What is Your Michigan Amazon Author Page? Help #MotownWriters build a database #MichLit

We love authors and we want you to share your amazon author page in the comments


So click this link and add your page to the comments.


  1. Must be a Michigan Author!
  2. Must be to an Amazon Author page and NOT your book page.

Thank you!



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Paid Publishing Opportunities for May 3rd, 2016 via Freedom With Writing

Paid Publishing Opportunities For Writers

May 3rd, 2016

$187 for Sci-Fi Short Stories

Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is seeking submissions for their next theme, "Alien Love"

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STIR: $250+ for Controversial Essays

STIR is seeking narrative essays that cover controversial topics.

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$100 for "Hybrid" Essays

The Shell Game is seeking essays with an unusual twist. The pay $100, plus a $100 gift certificate.

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$500 for Writing Advice

We are seeking submissions for short ebooks for writers. Pay starts at $500.

Keep reading..

Jacob Jans

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MWN Blog Archive Did you know there is power in your words? G.L.O.W. Writing/Publishing/Marketing Workshop May 21st Westland #MichLit @OntheGowTiffany

Attention Ladies ….
Did you know there is power in your words??
Have you desired to be an author yet don’t know how to get started??
Well… Consuming Fire Christian Center has 3 women who will be able to help you finally show YOU HAVE POWER!!

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MWN Blog Archive What is yr 30 Day Lit Challenge & Success? #MotownWriters @Meetup Reminder every 2nd Sat @DetroitLibrary


Every month we ask this of our participants when we meet. I find this helps give us direction, a goal, a place marker to show we’ve progress. Whether you’re a reader or writer, you can answer this question and we’d like you hear your answer.

Baby steps count too.

bookDetroit-728384.jpgI hope to see you at our meetings one day. Motown Writers meet every 2nd Saturday usually at the Detroit main library on the 3rd floor.

Sign up for updates at http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork.

Also subscribe to our website for other literary news, events and more at: http://motownwriters.com

If you’d like to be a speaker, please contact us at: http://kontactr.com/user/sylviahubbard1

If you didn’t attend last meeting or you’re a reader, tell us now, what is your last 30 day literary challenge and success?

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MWN Blog Archive Help The #Michigan Metaphorical Melee #fundraising via @deonteosayande #KnightsArtChallenge

I’m currently in the fundraising stages of producing The Michigan Metaphorical Melee. What that is is a biannual four part festival dedicated to poetry in the state of Michigan. There will be a team poetry slam featuring teams from 8 different cities in the state, a theatrical production where poets will be directed into both writing and performing their own parts in a play, workshops for writers and performers, and a showcase for local poetry publishers and writers.


In November I was one of the Knight Arts Challenge winners with the Knight Foundation last year and in order for me to receive the grant that the foundation is awarding me for this project I have to match the funds in the amount of $4,000. This online fundraiser is one in a series of efforts that will acquire that funding match. The online fundraiser is aiming for only $1,000 to get enough to secure the venues for the festival and to lock down specific dates for the event. There is more information at the link that I’m posting in this email. I know you said to include pictures so I added one of the logos for the festival and one of me in case people want to know who is behind the project.

Thank you, I appreciate if you’re able to share it and I think it will be a phenomenal addition to the literary community in the city and statewide.




The online fundraiser ends on May 17th

Deonte Osayande is a former track and field sprinter turned writer from Detroit, Mi. He writes nonfiction and poetry. His poems have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, a Pushcart Prize and published in numerous publications. He has represented Detroit at multiple National Poetry Slam competitions. He’s currently a professor of English at Wayne County Community College, and teaching youth through the Inside Out Detroit Literary Arts Program.

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#MotownWriters Author Feature: Melissa Grunow #Michlit @melgrunow

Melissa Grunow

Melissa Grunow

Melissa Grunow

Where are you from?
I was born in Saginaw and grew up in Oak Park. I’ve lived in New Mexico and Ohio, but I currently reside in Ferndale.

Tell us your latest news?
My first book, Realizing River City: A Memoir was published in February.

Additionally, I’m a live storyteller, and I have been cast in the 2016 Metro Detroit LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show on May 1st. Details about the show and ticket information can be found here: http://listentoyourmothershow.com/metrodetroit/

When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing as early as I can remember because I always loved stories. I used to “read” books to my younger brother long before I could actually read. I always knew I wanted to create my own stories someday.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I set the record at my high school for most writing awards won and went on to pursue writing in college and continued to craft short stories throughout graduate school. Throughout all those years, though, I felt like I was aspiring to be a writer, even though I was writing. I finally felt like a true writer when I had my first story accepted for publication in Wilderness House Literary Review in fall 2013.

What inspired you to write your first book?
Writing Realizing River City has a kind of unknown origin. I had the impulse to write about relationships, but it didn’t start out as a memoir. I just kept drafting and drafting and revising and drafting until it finally started to take shape as a book about learning to love one’s self in the aftermath of apparent failure when it comes to loving others.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I was an English major in college and earned an MA in literature from New Mexico State University, so my writing is very literary. I use a lot of figurative language, large-scale metaphors, and symbolic motifs in my work. I want my writing to me more than this happened, then this happened, then this happened. I want it to be something a classroom of students can read, study, and find new meaning in each time they discuss it.

How did you come up with the title?
Rivers serve as an extended metaphor in the book and speak to the overarching theme, so I don’t want to give too much away. There is a scene in the book near the end of the second section that speaks to the notion of what it means to finally realize River City. An hence, the title was born.

Is there a message in your memoir that you want readers to grasp?
Most definitely. This is a book about redemption and survival by learning to love one’s self.

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

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
It’s a memoir, so it’s all a retelling of my experiences for the purpose trying to make sense of them.

What books have most influenced your life most?
I’m a voracious reader, so this list is ever-growing. The most influential works have been The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter, Cherry by Mary Karr, Excavation by Wendy C. Ortiz, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Running With Scissors and Dry by Augusten Burroughs, and Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
It’s a tie between Mary Karr, Leslie Jamison, and Cheryl Strayed.

What book are you reading now?
Right now I’m reading Lying by Lauren Slater, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, and The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr. I’m usually reading many books at once.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
She’s not really a new author, but I’m really looking forward to the release of Leigh Stein’s memoir, Land of Enchantment, forthcoming from Plume in August.

What are your current projects?
I’m working on an essay collection right now that is themed around all those moments in our lives when we wonder how differently something would have turned out, a kind of rumination on “what if?”

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My MFA program at National University was a major support system for me.

Do you see writing as a career?
I would love to make a career as a writer, though I would probably also always do something else, too. As long as I can remember, I’ve worked more than one job (sometimes more than three jobs), so it would be hard to “just” be a writer.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I think I would change a lot of things, simply because I’ve had some perspective since its publication that I didn’t have when it was going through years of revision and then multiple rounds of editing with the publisher. In ten years, I would probably want to change more, but it would be damaging to the book to do so. That’s why it’s best to just move forward and write the next book.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I was a highly sensitive kid, and that was exacerbated when I became a teenager. Writing was a good way for me to get a handle on my emotions and give myself a chance to reflect on the things happening around me and to me. Writing was a way for me to express myself in a manner that people would listen. So, it probably originated from me wanting and needing some kind of attention and positive reinforcement.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?
This piece, “White Spirit,” is planned for inclusion in my essay collection: http://bluelyrareview.com/melissa-grunow/.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I find writing to be a chronic struggle because I’m such an obsessive perfectionist that I fight with myself over every single word. Sometimes I wonder how I get anything done at all.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Augusten Burroughs is my favorite author. He has a knack for writing about awful life experiences in a funny way, which I sincerely admire because I am not a funny writer.

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
So far, all of my book events have been in the Detroit area. I would love to travel, though, if it meant I could do a reading or a book signing event.

Who designed the covers?
The publisher, Tumbleweed Books, handled the cover design.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Trying to be factually accurate while producing good, literary writing. Memoir is tough because our lives don’t exist in a narrative arc. We have to find those things when we write, but we also can’t just make stuff up.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
It’s so compelling when retelling events to always make myself out to be the hero because, after all, it’s my story; I should be the hero, shouldn’t I? But it would be dishonest to spit-shine myself for the page. I have to be authentic, and that means fallible, wrong, and human. I can’t be concerned with what people might think of me because the story needs to be told. It’s bigger than me and bigger than other people’s opinions of me.

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Be humble. Learn to write well. Don’t get distracted by the potential glitz and glamor of it all because writing is not glamorous. It’s a lot of ugly, dirty hard work, and there is no guarantee that the gamble is going to pay off. You have to want it, really want it, for it to be worth it.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for reading! Please remember to post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. They help authors more than you might realize!

Connect with Melissa: 


Facebook with her:  www.facebook.com/MelissaGrunowAuthor

Tweet her: https://twitter.com/melgrunow

Purchase Realizing River City: http://www.amazon.com/Realizing-River-City-Melissa-Grunow/dp/1928094155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459645484&sr=8-1&keywords=realizing+river+city



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MWN Blog Archive Romance Slam Jam 2016 Registration is OPEN! #michlit #amreading #Detroit Apr28-30th #RSJ2016

April 28 – 30, 2016
Detroit, Michigan

Keynote Beverly Jenkins

Host Authors
Elaine Overton
Karen White Owens

For more information:

Register Now

Click here for a downloadable version of the invitation. Spread the word! More information to come

RSJ To Do List

Register for RSJ 2016
Reserve Hotel Room
Spread the Word

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MWN Blog Archive #RedInk Conference – Metro #Detroit May 14th – Register Now! #MichLit @TenitaJEditor


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The MOST Important Thing When Publishing a Book

#nowreading #publishing

Paperbacks and Wine

There are a lot of things to think about once you’ve decided to publish your book.

When I finished writing mine, I thought the hard part was over. I soon realized that writing was the fun, easy stuff.

I believe we all have a book in us – but do we have the guts and tenacity to go the next step and get it published?

And if we do, where do we start?

Publishing can seem a little overwhelming. There are a multitude of options including self-publishing, traditional publishers, and now there is even a hybrid option which is something in the middle of both.

After weeks of examining all the publishing choices, here is what I found:

  • Hiring a book agent and shopping traditional publishing houses can be seriously intimidating and take a really long time.
  • Self publishing can be costly but faster. It is also a vast wasteland…

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Strike A Post Booksigning #Detroit w/@LatanyaOrr @DetroitLibrary Parkman Branch April 25th

A special AUTHOR MEET & GREET, NEXT MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 25, 2016 @ 6pm at the PARKMAN BRANCH of the Detroit Public Library located at 1766 Oakman (@Dexter). LaTanya Orr will be doing a reading/sharing my story and a booksigning. This is a FREE event. Books will be available for $20. Light refreshments served. 

Purchase your book on Amazon, click here: http://amzn.to/1VHq8Pe

For more about this author: 

LaTanya Orr


SuperStar CEO | Brand Stylist | Award Winning Designer | Author Strike A Pose |Co-Producer PenPitchPublishProfit Book Dev Seminars | Founder 

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MWN Blog Archive Calling All Independent Authors! 2016 @GreyWolfe_Pub Summer Book Festival July16th #MichLit

Calling All Independent Authors!
If you would like an opportunity to showcase your book to Detroit Area
readers, this is the day!


Date: July 16, 2016
Location: Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois Road, Room #304 Troy, MI

Cost: $75; Includes one six foot table, white table cloth, two chairs.
RSVP BY: June 25, 2016

Do you know an author who would like to share a table with you? We’ll let
you split the cost to save expenses! Or, if you’re an author who only
anticipates needing a half table space, we can accommodate you, too.
Please make the proper table selection at the payment screen.

Please make sure you have an attractive table display. Floor banners or
signs that need to be attached to walls are not permitted. Your entire
display should fit on your table space. Be sure to have a sign at your
table that lets readers know what types of payment you will be accepting.
Remember to include Michigan Sales Tax when pricing your books. Authors
are responsible for collecting all monies for book sales. (Don’t forget to
bring change for cash sales.)

There are a limited number of tables available, so reservations are on a
first-come, first-served basis. Fees are non-refundable, unless the event
is canceled by Grey Wolfe Publishing. Please send all inquiries to

Light refreshments will be on hand for authors and guests.

Here is the table reservation link:

I’ve also attached a graphic, should you have space for it.

Thank you for all you do to promote Michigan authors!

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