Tuesday, 10/8/18 New Releases & Events via Source Booksellers

Source Booksellers | 4240 Cass Avenue, Suite 105Detroit, MI 48201
Featured Books & Events!
Tuesday Releases!
(Pictured top to bottom)
1. Treasury of African American Christmas StoriesCompiled and Edited by Bettye Collier-Thomas
2.From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
3.The Riddler: Fantastic Puzzles from FiveThirtyEight Logic, statistics, probability, geometry, game theory, and much more! by Okiver Roeder
4.Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter
5.The Corrosion of Conversation: Why I Left the Right by Max Boot
6.For Young Readers – Why Can’t I Feel the Earth Spinning & Other Vital Questions About Science by James Doyle
7.Riverwise Magazine
Visit our website for book details.
Events this Week
Thurs., October 11, 6 p.m. Rosemary’s TriumphBook signing w/Judge Atkins Book Signing
Sat. October 13
10 a.m.
Mind, Body, Spirit Class – QiGong
12:15 p.m.
Official bookseller at Second Saturday Speaker Series at LaPalma
Authors in Person: Joe Grimm talks about his new book on FAYGO and the story of the family behind the soda pop empire. La Palma Mediterranean Restaurant, 113 E. Canfield, Detroit.
5-6:30 p.m.
A Year Lost, A Life Gained: Fighting Breast Cancer with Wit, Humor w/Suzanne Dalton
Sun., October 14, 4-5:30 p.m
James Baldwin: The Last Interview Book Author Talk w/Quincy Troupe, a collaborative effort with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Coming UP!
October 17 & 18 Off-site Bookselling Great Lakes Restoration Conference, Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit. Visit the conference website for more info.
October 25, 6-8 p.m.
Off-site Bookselling of Ghosts in the School Yard by Eve Ewing at the Boggs Center, 3061 Field St. Detroit
October 26, 1-2 p.m.
Off-Site Bookselling of Ghost Boys by Jewel Parker Rhodes, at University Prep Middle School, 5310 St. Antoine, Detroit
October 29 & 30
All Day, Off-Site Bookselling for Aspen Institute City Lab Detroit at Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit
Visit the event website for more info.
October 30, 7-8 p.m.
Off-Site Bookselling of This American Life by Hugh B. Price at Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Come in for your copy of the New York Times Sunday Edition!
Call us to reserve your copy at (313) 832-1155 or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.
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The One Reason I Outline As I Write The First Draft

 

When I first started writing I always thought that you needed to outline before you began writing the first draft. That’s what I was taught in school, after all. I always had to brainstorm and write an outline to pass into the teacher before handing in the first draft of the essay. Most often than not, I’d write the essay and then write an outline based off what I wrote and passed them in respectively when they were due. My teachers never suspected a thing. Still, I always outlined my novels before writing – until recently that is. Here’s the one reason I outline as I write the first draft.

The One Reason I Outline As I Write The First Draft | Novel outlines | outlining your novel | creative writing | blogging | RachelPoli.com

read more: https://rachelpoli.com/2018/10/10/the-one-reason-i-outline-as-i-write-the-first-draft/

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#Motownwriters Article: Manistee County Library to host annual Author Series #michiganwriters

Posted by Dylan Savela

Manistee County Library

Manistee County Library

MANISTEE —  A lot can be associated with October. From changing colors to falling leaves, pumpkin carvings to costume parties, it’s certainly a month with themes all to itself.

Another October tradition, however, has developed over time in the area: the Manistee County Library’s annual Author Series, held every Tuesday evening of the month.

The program has helped connect Michigan writers to their readers for nearly two decades now, with the 18th installment beginning Tuesday and concluding the first Tuesday in November.

Once again, the top floor meeting room in the library’s main branch — 95 Maple St. in Manistee — will be the site of the free weekly series. All are welcome. Reservations are not required.

Attendees will not only hear commentary from the authors but will be encouraged to engage in discussion. The events will also feature refreshments and book signings.

The library held a kickoff event earlier this week, which featured authors made up of members of the Manistee Writers Group. The panel provided information about their craft and advice for emerging writers.

 

Listing  of upcoming dates

 

• Oct. 16: Heather Shumaker (6-7:30 p.m.) — Heather Shumaker is the author of “Saving Arcadia,” a Michigan Notable Book Award Winner for 2018 that’s been described as a page-turning “land conservation action thriller.” This book is set in the sand dunes of Northern Michigan. Heather also writes for parents (“It’s OK to Go Up the Slide”) and children (“The Griffins of Castle Cary”) with the latter of the two to be published March, 2019. Heather is a graduate of Swarthmore College and The University of Wisconsin-Madison and loves sharing her joy of writing, nature and children. She lives in Traverse City.

• Oct. 23: James H. Goodwin (6-7:30 p.m.) — James H. Goodwin started writing novels after successful careers in both children’s services and as a small business owner. For many years, Goodwin was president and CEO of children’s residential treatment, foster care and adoption agencies. His profession helped him develop good listening skills, which played a major role in his understanding of the human condition. His stories deal with romance, mystery and, often, the struggles that people face in their everyday relationships. He and his wife currently make their home along the shore of Lake Michigan in Manistee.

• Oct. 30: Michael J. Thorp (6-7:30 p.m.) — Michael J. Thorp is a storyteller who believes history is just a set of stories with dates. He says you can’t make up stories stranger than things that really happened. A long time television and radio personality, he is the host of “Michael J. Thorp’s American Civil War” on PBS. He was the creator, host and writer of “The Huckleberry Radio Hour,” a live radio variety show that garnered two Emmy Awards. “Michigan’s Thumb Drive” is Michael’s third book. His first — “The Great, Great Lakes Trivia Test” — and his children’s book — “The Legend of the Abominable Huckleberry” — were published in 2013 and 2011, respectively.

• Nov. 6: Sherry A. Burton (6-7:30 p.m.) — Sherry A. Burton got her start in writing by pledging to write a happy ending for a good friend who was going through some really tough times. The story surprised her by taking over and practically writing itself. What started as a way to make her friend smile propelled her on a journey that would forever change her life. Now, Sherry and her husband have returned to their adopted state of Michigan to be closer to their children and grandchildren. She spends most of her time writing from her home office, lecturing and traveling to book signing events.

 

read more: http://news.pioneergroup.com/manisteenews/2018/09/28/library-host-annual-author-series/

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DWW Writing Conference Early Bird Registration through October 15, 2018

 

Greetings lovely and handsome DWW writers!

EARLY BIRD 

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR THE DWW ANNUAL 

WRITING CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 10, 2018!

“Owning Your Craft”

Information on workshops, presenters, editors, their pictures, and their bios are available on the DWW website!

For more details see:

http://www.detworkingwriters.org/conference/

or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-detroit-working-writers-writing-conference-tickets-48343413451

You can register by mail (must be postmarked by October 15, 2018 to get the Early Bird rate) or via Eventbrite!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference!

Roberta Brown

DWW President

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“The Writer’s Life” Writing Conference Registration Now Open Oct20th #motownwriters #michiganwriters #mittenlit via @RochWriters

Early Bird Registration is going on NOW for the Eleventh Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

The event will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, and will cover a variety of workshops for fiction and non-fiction authors, as well as business of writing talks for all writers.

Registration includes all sessions, lunch and snacks, as well as all day coffee. Attendees get all of this for only $99 … the deadline to register for the Early Bird Rate is September 5.

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Presentations Include:

  • What’s My Genre? – An Overview of the Major Genres
  • Memoir Writing – Freeing Your Personal Mythology
  • The Independent Middle-Grade Author – From Inspiration to Distribution
  • Author Readings – How to Prepare and Execute a Reading
  • Why Audio? Why Now? – Audio Book Publication
  • Magazine Editor Panel
  • What to do BEFORE Publishing Your Book – Choosing Your Path
  • How to Produce a Podcast – A Live Podcast
  • Twitter for Writers
  • Literary Agent Panel
  • And More

Speakers Include:

  • Lev Raphael
  • Cindy LaFerle
  • David Stricklen
  • Devon Drake
  • Mackenzie Flohr
  • Mel Corrigan
  • Jeff Large
  • Stephanie Steinberg

Literary Agents Include:

  • Carrie Howland
  • Hope Bolinger
  • Bethany Morehead
Register NOW at the Early Bird Rate
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Deadline to Register for the 11th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference

Registration is going on NOW for the Eleventh Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

The event will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, and will cover a variety of workshops for fiction and non-fiction authors, as well as business of writing talks for all writers.

Registration includes all sessions, lunch and snacks, as well as all day coffee. Attendees get all of this for only $125.

We’ve secured larger rooms at Oakland University, so thenew deadline to Register is now October 14. At the door registration will be $150, so save and sign up today.

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Presentations Include:

  • What’s My Genre? – An Overview of the Major Genres
  • Memoir Writing – Freeing Your Personal Mythology
  • The Independent Middle-Grade Author – From Inspiration to Distribution
  • Author Readings – How to Prepare and Execute a Reading
  • Why Audio? Why Now? – Audio Book Publication
  • Magazine Editor Panel
  • What to do BEFORE Publishing Your Book – Choosing Your Path
  • How to Produce a Podcast – A Live Podcast
  • Twitter for Writers
  • Literary Agent Panel
  • Top 25 Publishing Trends
  • Instagram for the #Instaless

Speakers Include:

  • Lev Raphael
  • Cindy LaFerle
  • David Stricklen
  • Devon Drake
  • Mackenzie Flohr
  • Mel Corrigan
  • Jeff Large
  • Stephanie Steinberg
  • Howard Meyerson

Literary Agents Include:

  • Carrie Howland – Empire Literary Agency
  • Alyssa Roat – C.Y.L.E. Literary Agency
  • Hope Bolinger – C.Y.L.E. Literary Agency
  • Bethany Morehead – Hartline Literary Agency

Registered Attendees will have the add-on option of meeting with an agent. A 15-minute one-on-one appointment is $50.00. Spaces are limited. Email rochesterwriters to make an appointment.

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The next writers’ group meeting is Tuesday, October 16, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. Look for the table and chairs in the events area. We meet to discuss the business of writing. It’s free and open to new writers, working journalists, and published authors. Come once, once in a while, or every time.
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Rochester Hills, MI 48307
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#MotownWriters Article: Mystery Fans, You’ll Love These Northern Michigan Whodunnits by Aaron Stander #michiganwriters #motownwriters

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Immerse yourself in the thrilling and chilling mystery novels by Aaron Stander, full of thrilling and chilling Leelanau and Benzie landmarks and plenty of plot twists (read: fun pit stops) along the way.

A murder in the Upper Peninsula wilderness. A corpse in a Leelanau vineyard? Bodies on the beach … Follow the man behind all the mayhem and create your own thriller-chiller adventure in Northern Michigan …

It took a slipped disc to push Aaron Stander into writing crime fiction. The longtime Detroit area English and writing professor had penned academic works and was a fan of traditional literary greats like Shakespeare and Hemingway but he says: “I didn’t read popular fiction. It wasn’t that I was snooty, I just never got around to it.”

read more https://mynorth.com/2018/09/northern-michigan-mysteries-author-aaron-stander/

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Watch “Episode #87: Eight Reasons to Participate in NaNoWriMo” on YouTube

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20 Podcasts for Authors on Writing, Publishing, and Book Marketing

Bookbub has compiled a list of some of the most popular, well-reviewed, and consistently produced podcasts for authors. We hope this gives you plenty to listen to and learn!

See the full list: 20 Podcasts for Authors on Writing, Publishing, and Book Marketing

Also, if any of your friends would find this useful, click here to send them this list!

Best Wishes,

BookBub Partners Team
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Northern Michigan students learn the skills to make a screenplay

by Corbin Bagford

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Some Northwestern Michigan College students are busy this week interning for a film crew in Traverse City.

Nine students from the college and the career tech center shadowed the production of ‘Sheets of Sand Inside Little Bohemia’.

read more

https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/northern-michigan-students-learn-the-skills-to-make-a-screenplay

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author of popular Detroit guidebooks to hold book signing October 13 at Barnes & Noble #motownwriters #michiganwriters

AMY ECKERT, AUTHOR OF 100 THINGS TO DO IN DETROIT AND EASY DETROIT OUTDOORS, TO HOLD BOOK SIGNING AT BARNES & NOBLE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

What: Author book signing for 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Ed, and Easy Detroit Outdoors
When: Saturday, October 13 starting at 3 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble, Shelby Town Center, 14165 Hall Road, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315
Admission: Free and open to the public
Contact: (586) 247-7416
ST. LOUIS, MO—Author Amy Eckert will be signing her two travel books, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Ed, and Easy Detroit Outdoors at Barnes & Noble, Shelby Town Center, 14165 Hall Road, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315This event is set for Saturday, October 13 starting at 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Please contact Don Korte at dkorte@reedypress.com to arrange an interview or appearance for Amy.

About Easy Detroit Outdoors
Detroit enjoys a reputation as one of America’s major urban and industrial centers. Yet there is much of the great outdoors in this city—even in the heart of the downtown. Easy Detroit Outdoors shares the best of The D’s outdoor pursuits. Paddle the historic canals once occupied by Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang. Drive outside the busy city for a visit to U-Pick orchards, premier golf courses and gorgeous rail-trails. Or stay in the city center to experience Slow Roll bicycling with 1,000 fellow riders. Easy Detroit Outdoors promises a new perspective on the Motor City that includes urban gardens repurposed from once abandoned city lots and a sandy beach and ice skating rink in the heart of downtown. Like its predecessor, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, this book will help you create—and complete—your very own Detroit-themed bucket list, this time in the great outdoors.

Easy Detroit Outdoors, by Amy Eckert, ISBN 9781681061351, paperback 9 x 6, 208 pages, $20.95

About 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition
Detroit enjoys a rich history, having forged the American landscape with sexy muscle cars and the toe-tapping rhythms of Motown. But there’s more to love about Detroit than merely its history. And there’s never been a better time to explore, as The D buzzes with a spirit of renewal. This second edition of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die paves the way to a rediscovery of this great Midwestern city. You’ll find in these pages a Detroit brimming with the spirit of rebirth, where young chefs innovate with urban farm-grown food and where manufacturing know-how crafts Shinola watches and Detroit Denim. You’ll read about exciting new developments like Little Caesars Arena, the QLine, and the newly restored Detroit Foundation Hotel. And since oldies really can be goodies, you’ll revisit classic sights like the Detroit Institute of Arts and the North American International Auto Show. Whether you’ve lived in Detroit all your life or you’re a traveler eager to discover the city for the first time, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die will help you create—and complete—your very own Motor City bucket list.

100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition-part of the 100 Things to Do Before You Die series, by Amy Eckert, ISBN 9781681061429, paperback 8.5 x 5.5, 160 pages, $16.00

Amy S. Eckert is a native of Detroit and a writer specializing in travel. Her outdoor adventures have taken her on assignment with Backpacker, Midwest Living, Coastal Living, the Chicago Tribune, airline in-flights Delta Sky, Hemispheres and Alaska Beyond and numerous AAA magazines. She is also the author of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition. Amy loves exploring the Detroit RiverWalk and attending sporting events in The D, particularly Tigers baseball games. Contact her at www.amy-eckert.com.

 


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#CreativeMany Workshop October 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Resourcing Your Practice

more information and registration

https://www.creativemany.org/event/resourcing-your-practice-2/

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The 2018 Author’s Brunch @ Motorcity Soundboard #Detroit | Oct 6th through 7th | #michiganwriters #motownwriters | Tickets still available for readers and writers

D.A Rhodes, a Chicago-based award-winning author, has announced that her newly
established nonprofit will oversee the Third Annual ‘Author’s Brunch’ in Detroit.
(CHICAGO)  –  The Third Annual ‘Author’s Brunch’ is set to take place Sunday, October
7, and D. A. Rhodes and her team are working hard at making sure this one is more
special than ever. This year there will be a special tribute to the legendary, media
personality, Cliff Russell, who hosted the Author’s Brunch from its inception until his
untimely death in 2018.

The ‘Author’s Brunch’ will run from 1 to 5 p.m., and will take place at the Motor City
Hotel/Casino, 2901 Grand River Ave. Hosted by radio personality and Program Director,
Randi Myles of Praise 102 7. The featured authors are Senior Editor of Essence
Magazine, Charreah Jackson, author of “Boss Bride”, and Former Fox 2 News
Reporter, Al Allen, author of “We’re Standing By.” Each will be in attendance, and read
excerpts from their books and head a Q&A panel afterwards.

Rhodes, now an award-winning Chicago-based author, stated that if you’re not motivated
and prepared financially to promote your product, you have to find other ways to get your
work noticed. “It’s difficult to walk through certain doors, sometimes almost impossible,”
she said. “That’s why I created avenues for myself to promote my first book. I joined the
Chicago Black Authors Network, then went to black-owned bookstores talking up my book
to see if I could get it on their shelves. It’s tough.”

When Rhodes first started out as a writer, she found it difficult to get her name known and
taken seriously in the industry. “As an independent author, I was always looking for new
ways to promote my own work,” she said. “In the process I found there were other authors
who needed a platform to promote their books as well. I figured why not have an event
where we can all come together, share our work, and do our own networking.”
The ‘Rhodes Literary Group’ was created to inspire authors of all ages to pursue

Register now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-authors-brunch-detroit-2018-tickets-47563412447

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Stage Play Gives Voice to Silent Killer in Communities| “When The Smoke Clears”

MEDIA CONTACT: Tenita Johnson
Phone: 313.999.6942
Email: info@soitiswritten.net

Stage Play Gives Voice to Silent Killer in Communities

Detroit, MI—Everyone has something in their past they’d like to forget. But when your
past meets your present, and threatens your future, how far will one go to keep the peace? When
the Smoke Clears: Bruised, Not Broken takes place Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October
28, at The Grand Venue, 9955 Grand River, Detroit, MI, 48204. In honor of National Domestic
Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country,
a portion of the proceeds will benefit a local domestic violence charity.

When the Smoke Clears: Bruised, Not Broken chronicles the life of one couple
who seems to have the picture perfect marriage. But when the picture becomes
somewhat distorted, and cracks are revealed in the frame, will this family rebound
from life’s fires, or be consumed by second-hand smoke?
The book, When the Smoke Clears: A Phoenix Rises, which served as inspiration
for the stage production, addresses the fires of life and techniques to douse the flames,
encouraging readers to resurrect from the ashes into victorious living. The book encourages
readers to know that, although they may be thrust into the fire, when the smoke clears, they will
emerge unscathed!

Showtimes are as follows: Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m.
General admission tickets are $25. Limited vendor space is available, as well! For vendor space
or to purchase tickets online, visit Eventbrite or www.soitiswritten.net. For more information or
interviews, email info@soitiswritten.net or call 313.999.6942.

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Faygo book shares social history of Detroit-based company

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(Photo: HUGH GRANNUM, Detroit Free Press)

Whenever someone new comes to Detroit, there are a couple things they need to do.

But the first suggestion should always be food: a coney dog, with a side of Better Made potato chips, washed down with Faygo’s Redpop.

American Coney Island opened in 1917, Better Made came around in 1930, but Faygo has been with the city the longest of the three: since 1907.

Faygo is a soft drink company born in Detroit by Russian-immigrant brothers Ben and Perry Feigenson. The first three pop flavors included grape, fruit punch and strawberry, which would later be renamed as Redpop and become a staple for the city’s residents. The flavors were based on the Feigenson brothers’ cake frosting recipes.

Through decades, the company grew, introduced dozens of new flavors, like Rock n Rye, another Detroit favorite, as well as a diet pop. With growth came fame and ventures into television and animation. And despite wartime politics, the rise and fall of Detroit’s population and recession, Faygo stuck with the city.

Read more https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/arts/2018/09/28/faygo-pop-book-detroit/1436877002/

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