Tuesday, February 26, 2019

FEB 28 Book Signing with Liz Crowe at M-Brew

Date And Time


177 Vester Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220


Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, craft beer marketing consultant, brewery founder, an avid sports fan, Liz Crowe will be at M-Brew on February 28th to read from her Brewing Passion romance series.

Liz was a co-founder of Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor and is also a founding member and President of Fermenta: a Women's Craft Collective, providing educational, networking and career-furthering opportunities for women in the beer, wine, and spirits industries. She is currently a beer and wine consultant for Arbor Beverage Company.

The Brewing Passion series will be available for purchase the night of the event. The books follow the stories of a brewery owner, his twin brother, their staff, and their love lives.

Ticket Includes-
Pizza, Pasta, and Salad
6 Flight-sized Drink Tickets
Meet and Greet with Liz

Raffle with Beer Swag Baskets
A percentage of ticket proceeds with be going to Planned Parenthood in Ferndale.
Tap List-
Short's Brewing Company- Hot Loins and Woodmaster
Odd Side Ales- Bean Flicker
Cranker's Brewery - Aphrodisiac
Drafting Table Brewing Company - Only Fools Russian
Austin Brothers Beer Company - Woody's Wheat
Brewery Vivant - Big Red Coq
Petoskey Brewing - Horny Monk
Atwater Brewery- Dirty Blonde
& More!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Crime Fiction: When Old Cases Are Reopened: @mkinberg #michiganmurderandmayhem

I Asked Him to Say What Had Happened, How it All Began*

When old cases are re-opened, there’s usually some sort of initial ‘spark.’ Police departments or attorneys might have a new witness come forward. Or, there might be new evidence that comes to light. There are even cases where witnesses change their stories for whatever reason, and that throws a whole new light on a case. There are other reasons, too, for which a case might be re-opened.
Crime writers have some latitude and flexibility when it comes to the way a case is re-opened. And it’s interesting to see how different authors bring in that plot element. When it’s done effectively, it can move a plot forward in an interesting way.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

US Copyright Office visiting #Detroit Feb 21-20 - Authors and Writers: Learn valuable information on copyrights & more #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

by Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Date And Time

Wed, February 20, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST


Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place Drive
Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207


Authors and writers: Learn valuable copyright basics.
Authors, scribes, writers, and wordsmiths, you can't afford to ignore copyrights. Come and learn how copyrights play a role in your life, and how to protect your original works of authorship. Gain an understanding of how copyrights can add value to and protect your works while avoiding costly mistakes.
Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, Karyn A. Temple, will speak about on the importance of copyright for authors. Senior Copyright Counsel David Carson of the USPTO's Office of Policy and International Affairs will share valuable insights on copyright and the online marketplace. Also, a local authors forum will provide a platform where local authors share about their writings including providing tips for aspiring writers who are interested in sharing their story.
Submit your copyright questions prior to the event to MidwestRegion@uspto.gov or call 313-446-4800 for more information.
Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO. View more parking information. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport) and may be subject to security screening.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 313-446-4800 or email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov.

Monday, February 18, 2019

JOIN MICHIGAN SISTERS IN CRIME WRITE-IN @Mi_SinC MARCH 25 #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

MARCH 23, 2018 10 AM TO 12 PM

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Delicate Art of Creating Misleading Crime Scenes in Crime Fiction: @mkinberg

Miles of Yellow Tape, Silhouetted Chalk Lines*

Crime scenes are, of course, very important in a murder investigation. That’s one reason they’re usually sealed off until crime scene units can collect any evidence. And police detectives do pay a lot of attention to crime scenes.
But sometimes, the real crime scene isn’t the place where the body is found. A criminal may move the victim’s body for a number of reasons, including to mislead detectives. So, wise police detectives pay attention to what the evidence says. If, for instance, there’s very little blood at a crime scene, but the victim’s injuries would have bled profusely, then it’s probably not the actual crime scene.
Authors can use misleading crime scenes to take the reader down the proverbial garden path. But it’s got to be done carefully. Otherwise, the story may not ring true. When it is done well, though, a crime scene that isn’t a crime scene can be an effective part of a story.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

MAY 12 Living a Non-Negotiable Lifestyle Book Launch (Meet the Authors) by UCSMG #detroitreads #michlit

Date And Time

Sun, May 12, 2019
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


The COOP Exchange
25900 Greenfield Rd
Suite 326
Oak Park, MI 48237


Professionals have joined together to create a book on how to live a Non-Negotiable Lifestyle. This one day will celebrate the authors and the women that understand what it takes to live Non-Negotiable. This book launch will connect dreamers, doers, creators and finishers focused on sharing about how they live NON-NEGOTIABLE. Their ambitious nature of overcoming obstacles and staying in the drivers seat of achieving goals.
Meet the authors who are celebrating triumphs, ambition, success and tell the story of how to go beyond negative to positive, large to small success and the journey to achieve greatness.
The event is sponsored by:
The COOP Exchange, Photography by Shawn Rochelle, Bar services by U Drink I Make Dj Rue, food provided by Culinarian's Corner and Confection's Factory and so much more.
This event will have great prize giveways, readings from the authors and more for all that attend.
The Anthology was created by:
Brandi C Shelton the founder of Brandi's Principles and the creator of the Ambition Project will be celebrating great accomplishments, serving others on their journey into embracing business and the creation of this anthology along with first time authors and other self published authors that have something to share.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Crime Writing: Details About a Cop’s Life to Make Your Novel More Realistic: @LeeLofland #michiganmurderandmayhem

Sometimes it’s the tiniest detail that makes a setting pop, zing, and sizzle. They’re the little things that cause readers to sit up and take notice. They evoke emotion and stir memories of real life experiences. They’re the things that make readers leave everything behind and step into the worlds you’ve created. After all, a well-written and well-crafted setting can be a character in its own right, and it’s equally as important as the fictional people who live within the covers of your books.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Technology as a Generational Disruptor in Crime Fiction: @mkinberg #michiganmurderandmayhem

Not very long ago, I was joking around with my granddaughter. At one point, she wanted to stop the goofiness so that she could tell me something she really wanted me to know. Her way of letting me know that was to say, ‘Pause game! Pause game!’ Among other things, it was a real reminder to me that the generations often do communicate very differently. And just that one comment is also, at least to me, an example of how much the digital age has impacted the way people communicate, especially young people.

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