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I LOVE Michigan!

Heidi Durrow Suttons BayI really can't explain what a magical, wonderful time I had in Michigan this past week. The trip started with a reading in Suttons Bay at Brilliant Books. Bookstore owner Peter and his wife took us to a fabulous lunch at Martha's Table and then showed us around their wonderful bookstore. Heidi Durrow Peter Makin Suttons BayThat evening was the reading with wine and cheese and the warmest crowd. I have video I promise to post soon. It was hard to leave Suttons Bay and in fact, the fun continued the next morning at Morsels (if you don't know what a Morsel is you should-delicious) in Traverse City where Peter brought me books to sign. (Thank you for getting up so early!) Then it was on to Petoskey. Wow! It was a luncheon crowd that had paid to come and it was sold out. I couldn't believe it. But Jessilynn Norcross and Matt Norcross of McLean & Eakin do nothing but a first-class event. It was so lovely--the room looked like it was set up for a wedding. I was delighted to meet Barbara S.--the first reader Jessilynn handed the book to in the area--and now a fan of The Girl (there's also teenage Kara, but I'll save that story for another post). About 16 of the folks at the luncheon were from the fabulous Red Cedar Writing Project--educators studying how to teach better teach writing to their students. They had studied The Girl . . . and had awesome questions. (More on that meeting that delightful group too. And there was a contingent of the Goodheart Book Club (I'm not sure that's the official name but they know who they are: Goodheart Book ClubHeidi Durrow & Jessilynn NorcrossTrina, Linda, Linda (not pictured) and *** (oh gosh darn it--I can't remember--please forgive my bad memory). And many many more. I enjoyed the time so much; I'm sure I went on for way too long, but I didn't want to let these folks go. Thank you to everyone who came out. You can be sure that I will return!McLean & Eakin Table

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