Tag Archives | Michigan

The Park Hotel Mysteries Now Available WorldWide

If you’re thinking these covers look a lot like Michigan’s famous Mackinac Island, you’re right. I’ve been in love with Mackinac Island since I worked there in college and I love to read traditional cozy mystery. So I decided to write a series of my own in tribute to both. So far, readers have loved the series. […]

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Missing Man Boat

Mystery Man in Lake Michigan Identified

Were you following the story of the body found in Lake Michigan last summer? As a snowbird who spends my summers in Michigan, and as a mystery/thriller/suspense author, the story of course caught my interest. Michael Flint of Trace Evidence and Blood Trails specializes in finding mysterious people, dead or alive. This real life true […]

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Frankenmuth Seal

Kim Ottos’ German Hometown of #Frankenmuth

While FBI Special Agent Kim Otto currently lives in Detroit, Michigan, her hometown is actually in Frankemuth, Wisconsin. Have you heard of it? Technically, your correct answer should be no… because Frankenmuth, Wisconsin, doesn’t exist. There is, however, a real town called Frankenmuth, Michigan  — and that’s where I got the inspiration for Otto’s home town. […]

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Mackinac Island Carriage

5 Reasons To Visit Mackinac Island

In my Hunt for Justice books, you’ll find connections between Florida and Michigan. Both are lovely places to visit. And, it turns out, both are lovely places to live! As luck would have it, I’m able to enjoy a snowbird lifestyle, spending part of the year in Florida and part in Michigan. You’ll find the […]

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You know it’s time to go to Michigan when….

You know it’s summer when All Things Michigan begin consuming this author’s thoughts! 🙂 Every year around this time, I warm up my snowbird wings and journey from the sticky Florida summers to the sweet relief of Michigan life. Judge Willa Carson of my Hunt for Justice Series is from Michigan, too. Probably not much […]

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Anatomy of a Murder

Why Fewer Cars Means More Movies for Michigan

I love Michigan. The bitter cold winters there, not so much. At this point in my life I mostly spend summers in Michigan and flock to Florida for winters. As a mystery/thriller novel writer, this is a plan that works out well for me. There’s something for everyone in Michigan. You know the state is […]

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Music in Michigan: It’s More Than Motown

As an author, my career allows me to live the snowbird lifestyle, spending part of my year writing mysteries and thrillers in Florida, and spending summers doing the same in Northern Michigan. It’s not time for snowbirds to flock north just yet, but we’re getting closer. And I’m looking forward to it — I just […]

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For the Love of Cars: Why Michigan?

As a mystery author, I’m convinced that the greater the variety of facts you know, the more intrigue it’s possible to insert into a story. My books take place all around the world, from Florida to Michigan to Rome. You’d be surprised what kind of details come into play sometimes when I’m researching and writing […]

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Motown Museum Hitsville

Famous Motown Spots in Michigan

You know Motown is a portmanteau, right? I only know the word because I’m from Michigan, and draw on the state’s history in the books I write. A portmanteau in this case is when you blend two words to make a new word. Like ‘spork’, or ‘liger.’ In this case, ‘motor’ and ‘town’ join to form Motown, […]

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A Wine Lover’s Guide to Michigan

According to Wine Enthusiast magazine, Michigan is one of the most notable regions in the world where wine is on the rise. This thrills me, not only as a wine lover, but also as a Michigan native and as a snowbird who spends my summers in Traverse City. And it’s extra exciting since my Judge […]

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