A 1,000 Mile Great Lakes Walk:
One Woman’s Trek Along the Shorelines of All Five Great Lakes
Saturday, April 13th at 7pm -9pm
We are excited to present author Loreen Niewenhuis once again as she launches her new book: A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Walk. She'll read, answer your questions, and sign copies of her latest book.
We launched 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach at our Suttons Bay store in March of 2011, and we’re delighted that Loreen agreed to launch her latest at our store in Traverse City. She has a wealth of fascinating stories to tell. A remarkable woman who has set out to experience what most people never will.
We'll serve Brilliante sparkling wine and Leelanau raclette, and of course bring you up close with an author we really enjoy and think you will, too.
Loreen Niewenhuis grew up in Michigan and has lived there most of her life. She pursued a life of science, getting a Bachelor, then Master of Science degrees. She worked in various aspects of that world including a hospital laboratory, basic animal research, and a bone marrow transplant group.
While taking a break from this work to raise her young sons, Loreen began writing fiction. This evolved into a passion and she returned to school to get her MFA from Spalding University.
In 2009, her short story collection, Scar Tissue, was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award.
From the time she was a young girl climbing sand dunes and splashing in its cool waters, Loreen has felt connected and drawn to Lake Michigan. She decided to explore the lake fully by walking around it. Her journey, 'A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach: One Woman’s Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan', was released in 2011 by Crickhollow Books. Loreen’s novella, ‘Atlanta’, was also published in 2011 by Main Street Rag Publishing. Loreen is currently working on a novel, Tumor Board, set in the medical world.