We love supporting artists and encouraging people to "read local," so this year we are delighted to welcome these Michigan authors to the festival to sign and sell their books. These titles will make spectacular gifts!
4PM – 8PM Linda Jarkey (Booth 94)
Seasoned ducator and children’s book writer, Linda Jarkey will be in the Kids Zone signing copies of Sadie Sees Trouble. The book offers a unique invitation to parents to engage children with the delightful tale of Sadie the Dog as she tries to lure her little girl Penny back into active play around their home, and reduce her “screen time.”
4PM – 8PM J.A. Devereaux (Booth 140)
Veteran author and Jackson native, Judy Devereaux has seven titles in her Requisition For: A Thief series. She’ll also have the first title in her new series, Born to Steal - Thief à la Femme Book 1.
10:00AM – 1:00PM Pamela Gossiaux (Booth 140)
Novelist, Pamela Gossiaux, has a wide range of titles. Of particular note are her latest creations, the first two in a romantic mystery series: Trusting the Cat Burglar and Mrs.Chartwell and the Cat Burglar, as well as Good Enough, the story of a big-hearted heroine whose life turns upside down when she finds a lottery ticket worth millions, that was left behind by her ex.
10:00AM – 1:00PM Pat Schuch (Booth 140)
Pat Schuch reflected back across 30-year career in the auto industry, beginning as a young wife and mother in 1977, to create Driving in the Middle Lane: Business and Life Lessons From the Auto Industry. Her anecdotes describe her struggles and successes adapting to the predominantly male working environments of the factory floor and offices, as well as the challenges of a dual-career household. These stories provide encouragement for both women and men who are striving to advance in their occupations while nurturing the important relationships in their lives.
1:00PM – 4:00PM Dan Austin (Booth 140)
Local historian and author, Dan Austin, will bring a wealth of Detroit knowledge with him to the festival as well his books: Forgotten Landmarks of Detroit and Greetings from Detroit: Historic Postcards of the Motor City.
1:00PM – 4:00PM Aaron Foley (Booth 140)
Our love affair with Motown continues with Detroiter Aaron Foley’s contributions: The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook, and the humorous, but somewhat controversially-titled, How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass.
4:00PM – 8:00PM Todd Palmer (Booth 140)
If you or someone you know has been struggling to find the right job, come by and meet renowned staffing and recruiting executive, Todd Palmer. His book, The Job Search Process, is a targeted guide to landing a new job in only 30 days. It was nominated for both the Axiom Book Award and the Ben Franklin Business Book Award.
4:00PM – 8:00PM S.J. Lomas (Booth 140)
Great titles, particularly for female readers will be available through Ypsilanti native, Sarah Perry, better known in the literary world as S.J. Lomas. They include her own books, Dream Girl and Dream Frequency, as well as What is a Courageous Woman, a collaboration by 78 authors, including S.J. Lomas, edited by Telishia Berry.
10:00AM – 1:30PM Karen Dybis (Booth 140)
Versatile local author, Karen Dybis, will be on site with several of her works, brimming with local flavor. They include: The Ford-Wyoming Drive-In: Cars, Candy and Canoodling in the Motor City, Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip, The Witch of Delray, and her latest, Secret Detroit.
10:00AM – 1:30PM Cheryl Phillips (Booth 140)
Cheryl Phillips is the creator of GG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved, the story of an abandoned dog, GG, growing up on the streets of Detroit until one fateful day when she approaches a woman and both of their lives change forever. 15% of the net proceeds of GG’s Journey are used to support animal welfare organizations.
1:30PM – 5:00PM Pam Rossi (Booth 140)
Over the 17 years of hosting the acclaimed radio show Over Easy, Pam Rossi has interviewed over 500 musicians. She has captured some of those incredible conversations with people like Dan Fogelberg , Jeff Daniels, Richie Havens, Al Stewart, and more in her book, Over Easy Conversations with Pam Rossi.
1:30PM – 5:00PM Barbara Pietron (Booth 140)
Gravitating toward stories with supernatural elements, Barbara Pietron’s works include Thunderstone, Soulshifter, and Veiled Existence. They are classified as young adult, but have been known to also attract an audience well beyond the teenage years.