The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tales from the Up North Book Tour

My book tour took me to Traverse City 
and Gaylord, Michigan this week.

Touring Traverse City's Opera House with my sister, Leslie

 I always love to return to Traverse City, and Brilliant Books had a lovely display of my three books in the window.

Window at Brilliant Books!

Peter Makin (owner of Brilliant Books) introduces me

I gave a reading and Q&A at Brilliant Books, then signed books.

Signing books at Brilliant Books

 The next day I was off to Gaylord, Michigan to sign books at Saturn Booksellers.

Set up for the "meet-and-greet" at Saturn Booksellers

The girl scouts were also at Saturn selling their addictive cookies!

[Yes, I bought many boxes of thin mints!]

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Black River Books, South Haven

I always love visiting Black River Books 
in South Haven, Michigan. 
Booker and Dewey, the store dogs, are always glad to see me!

As are Pam & Dick Haferman, owners of this lovely indie bookstore.

They invited me to come and read from my new book about the islands of the Great Lakes.

Thanks to everyone who came out to chat with me and to support their local indie bookstore.

Here I am with the Hafermans, owner of Black River Books.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Summer Top 20 & Me!

Forever Books in St. Joseph, Michigan has a wonderful event where they talk about the new book releases for summer.
And they ask an author to come and do a short reading from their new book.

Over 50 people gathered at Forever Books

The stack of new releases

Robin Allen (owner of the bookstore) and staff Diana, Sherry, and Stephen 

Independent bookstores are sites for fantastic literary events like this one. The staff at Forever Books is engaged with literature and with their community. 

The staff took turns talking about the new releases they've read

After each of the 20 new releases were discussed, I gave a short reading from my new book
A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes ISLAND Adventure.
And then I signed books, one of the great joys of being an author!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Battle Creek was Hopping!

Downtown Battle Creek was hopping for the annual "Spring into the Arts"
event this May.

I was delighted to be part of the event by signing my books at the brand new indie bookstore downtown, 

It was great to see the store (and town) swarming with people for this event!

At 51 West Michigan Ave. (kitty-corner from the Griffin Grill & Pub)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Monday Night Live

My book tour continued this week in the Kalamazoo/Portage area. 
Gloria Tiller, owner of Kazoo Books in Kalamazoo, interviewed me on Monday Night Live (see video below) about my new book.

And then I gave my Great Lakes Island presentation at Portage District Library. 

Portage District Library

Marsha (Director of Portage Library) and Gloria (of Kazoo Books)

Audience at Portage District Library 

My book tour continues all year. 
See full schedule HERE 
or in sidebar of this blog.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

First Book Tour Events for my Great Lakes ISLANDS Book

My newest book hit the shelves of select indie bookstores on May 1, and my book tour took off!

My first event was a book signing at the 
during May's Art Hop.

What fun talking to everyone who stopped by my table! 

Then I headed to Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor to give my dynamic presentation about the islands of the Great Lakes.

A nice group came out on this rainy evening 
to my presentation.

Signing books after my talk 

And a lovely dinner afterward

 My tour then took me to the city of Northville to speak at the community center there (event organized by the Northville District Library)

The audience filters in to hear about the islands of the Great Lakes

My book tour stretches into October... 
Find the full schedule HERE.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Lori Moore Show

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

WWMT in Kalamazoo

I have been interviewed by
Lori Moore many times in the past on her radio show.

Lori has made the leap to television now with her own show on WWMT/CW7.

The Lori Moore Show is all about happenings in and around Kalamazoo...from important issues and events to everything Kalamazoo.

Also on the show was 
a librarian talking about the 
"Battle Creek Reads" 
program and asking for suggestions from holders of Willard Library cards to nominate books for this year.
Hmmm...maybe a book by a local 
Great Lakes author??

Headquarters of CW7 in Kalamazoo