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Introducing Desiree Cooper

April 14, 2017

Desiree Cooper is a former attorney, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and Detroit community activist. Her debut collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother (Wayne State University Press, 2016), is a 2017 Michigan Notable Book and a selection for the 2017 Read Harder Challenge by the New York Public Library. A 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Cooper’s fiction and poetry have appeared in Callaloo, Detroit Noir, Best African American Fiction 2010 and Tidal Basin Review, among other online and print publications. Cooper was a founding board member of Cave Canem, a national residency for emerging black poets. She is currently a Kimbilio Fellow, a national residency for African American fiction writers. Don’t miss Desiree’s flash fiction collection: Know the Mother, a 2017 Michigan Notable Book Order at: www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/know-mother Keep up with her online: Desiree Cooper Join us Sunday, April 30, to hear Desiree and the rest of the LTYM Metro Detroit 2017 cast share their stories. Tickets are on sale now on Live Nation or at the […]

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Introducing Natalie Taylor Ford

April 13, 2017

Natalie Taylor Ford is a mother, writer, and high school English teacher.  She published her first book, Signs of Life, in 2011.  In March of 2015, Signs of Life was a New York Times Best Seller on the ebook Nonfiction list. Natalie has been teaching at Berkley High School in Berkley, Michigan for twelve years and is proud to call herself a veteran Berkley Bear. She is thrilled to share the stage with such amazing women and she is honored to be a part of something that celebrates the colorful, messy, completely thankless and totally amazing world of motherhood. Join us Sunday, April 30, to hear Natalie and the rest of the LTYM Metro Detroit 2017 cast share their stories. Tickets are on sale now on Live Nation or at the box office at Saint Andrew’s Hall.  by

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Introducing Maria Schoonover

April 7, 2017

Maria Schoonover was born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Maria and her family currently reside in Seattle, WA but are planning a move to Nashville, TN. Yet Maria is a diehard Michigander at heart and the state will always be “home”. She is an unapologetic reality-show junkie, frequent flubber of idioms, admirer of all things design-related, and a tenacious planner. She also possesses a deep desire to whistle the National Anthem at a major sporting event. Professionally, Maria has built a career and name for herself within the advertising industry, working for multiple agencies and some of the world’s biggest brands. Her greatest accomplishment, however, is being a doting mother. Maria and her husband Josh, the wittiest man she’s ever met, are raising two bona fide rascals, Atticus and Ralphie. They also have a heavenly daughter, Eloise Ruth, who passed too soon, but whose presence is ever present in their hearts and […]

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Introducing Linda K. Sienkiewicz

April 6, 2017

Linda K. Sienkiewicz is a well-published poet and artist, and author of the award-winning novel In the Context of Love. Her poetry, short stories and art have been published in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, Clackamas Literary Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Permafrost, Calyx, Twist of Noir and others. She has a poetry chapbook award from Heartlands Today and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her debut novel, In the Context of Love, which focuses on the need for women to tell their stories without shame, has four finalist awards and an honorable mention. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and now lives in Rochester, MI with her husband where they spoil their grandchildren and then send them home. Blog: http://lindaksienkiewicz.com/blog/ In the Context of Love: https://www.amazon.com/Context-Love-Linda-K-Sienkiewicz/dp/1941523048 Join us Sunday, April 30, to hear Linda and the rest of the LTYM Metro Detroit 2017 cast share their stories. Tickets are on sale now on Live Nation or at the box office at Saint Andrew’s Hall.  by

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Introducing Christina Herr

April 5, 2017

Christina Herr is an elementary educator, mother of three children (ages 4, 5, and 8), blogger, and freelance writer. As a lifelong lover of hearing and telling stories, she is thrilled to be a part of this year’s LTYM Metro Detroit cast. After the papers are graded and the kids are in bed, you will find her reading, writing, or trying hard to stay awake for an entire movie with her husband, Chris. Follow her musings on motherhood, faith, and family life on her Facebook page. Join us Sunday, April 30, to hear Christina and the rest of the LTYM Metro Detroit 2017 cast share their stories. Tickets are on sale now on Live Nation or at the box office at Saint Andrew’s Hall.  by

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