We are fortunate here in mid-Michigan to have a wonderful independent bookstore, Schulers books. Originally from Grand Rapids, they now have two stores in the mid-Michigan. They do a great job bringing in authors for signings and talks.
Tonight Bryan Gruley was the featured writer. My friends Deb and Carol and I HAD to go to this one: the book is called Starvation Lake, and it is based on the lake that Deb's family has had a cottage on for over 70 years. Deb has taken us up there for the last five years for girls' weekends: they've been a blast.
Gruley gave an excellent talk and I'm looking forward to reading the book. Also in the crowd was Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Freedman. My head is swimming.
The advice of the day to all wannabe writers: "ass to chair".