“In Stitches” Voted A 2012 Michigan Notable Book!
- Posted on: Jan 4 2012
Every year the Library of Michigan chooses several books to be named a Michigan Notable Book. I’m extremely proud to announce that my humorous memoir, In Stitches, has been voted one of these books for 2012. It’s really an honor to be part of this great group of books and authors.
From the Detroit Free Press:
A compact biography of Detroit Tigers great Hank Greenberg, a study of the fall and resurrection of the auto industry and an exploration of Michigan’s role in the Civil War highlight the 2012 Michigan Notable Books chosen by the Library of Michigan.
Announced today, the list includes 20 books published in the past year that feature people, places, events or authors related to Michigan or the Great Lakes region. The list has been a year-end tradition since 1991 with selections made by a panel under the umbrella of the official state library, part of the Michigan Department of Education.
Authors don’t receive prize money for the award, but the prestige of appearing on what has become a high-profile list does invite greater visibility and a potential bump in sales. Many of the authors also participate in a book tour that will bring writers to 50 libraries across the state in April, May and June.
“A lot of states recognize authors but I don’t know of any that do it quite like we do, which includes getting authors out into the public with the tour,” said Randy Riley, who coordinates the Notable Books program for the Library of Michigan.
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