The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Indies Coast-to-Coast!

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

I love indie bookstores and visit them whenever possible. Recently, I traveled to Seattle with my friend Robin and found Island Books on 
Mercer Island.  

The indie on Mercer Island, Washington

This great indie has a wonderful literary vibe and an enviable collection of antique typewriters. 

Inside Island Books 

This Saturday I was back in Michigan in time for Small Business Saturday. Battle Creek Books invited me to sign my books.

Jim Donahue, owner of Battle Creek Books

Thanks to everyone who came out to support their local indie bookstores!

Ready to sign my books at Battle Creek Books

Book tree at Battle Creek Books!

Battle Creek Books has a few of my books (signed by me!) in stock for your holiday gifts!
Happy Holidays to everyone!


  1. Have you thought of joining writers at Mid-Michigan RWA Chapter? I've written three historical romances set around the Great Lakes: 1812 North Parish, 1841 Floating Home, 1879 Love's Triumph. Would love to have a contemporary review.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Rohn. My books are non-fiction, so I don't think RWA is a good fit for me.