Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. To learn more about her work, or to book her as a speaker, go to http://LakeTrek.com
2015 was an amazing year.
Here are the highlights:
I began the year living in Chicago for several months where I finished the manuscript for the third book in my trilogy about our Great Lakes.
A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure was released to select indie bookstores and my book tour began. In June, the book was available everywhere. I had dozens of appearances and interviews this year.
Zinta Aistars at WMUK
While touring, I had time to stop in at the lamprey research center where I got to hold a live lamprey!
Speaking at Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor
Black River Books, South Haven
Brilliant Books, Traverse City
Time to visit "my lake," Lake Michigan
The "Perimeter" exhibit -- about Lake Michigan and the people connected to this Great Lake -- came to Traverse City!
"Perimeter" by Kevin J. Miyazaki featured my portrait
Part of "Perimeter" by Kevin J. Miyazaki
I met up with Bette Hartig at Great Lakes Book and Supply in Big Rapids. She has carved two walking sticks for me!
Bette & Me and the walking staffs she has carved for me
I spoke at the Ann Arbor Library!
I was honored to be interviewed by Cynthia Canty on Michigan Radio
I was the featured speaker at the Annual Meeting for this conservation group
I spoke to this outdoors group in Livonia
At the interview for this Chicago radio station
I spoke at four REI stores in Chicago
I spoke at the WOW event in South Haven
This was a fantastic year for me and I hope it was for you, too!
I will continue to give my dynamic talks about our Great Lakes.
And next year I will add a fourth presentation about Isle Royale!
All the best to you in 2016!