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Quit Whining Start Writing Conference 2017

Oct 13-14 at Seidman Collage of Business, GVSU downtown Campus. Workshops and sessions on publishing, writing, marketing and more. Network with other authors and speakers. http://www.quitwhiningstartwriting.com/

Books & Brews at Grand Armory 2016

Tuesday, April 19th from 5-8 pm. Upstairs at Grand Armory Brewing. Meet and greet 8 local authors and add to your personal library.

3rd Annual Holiday Book Bash (2015)

Thursday, December 3, 5 – 8 pm at 7 Steps Up in Spring Lake
Meet and greet 8 local authors, purchase books at special event pricing. Stress-free holiday shopping – get your books signed for personalized gifts.Complimentary edibles, cash bar and free gift-wrapping

A Trail of Michigan Authors 2015

Friday, November 6th, 6 – 9 pm
Muskegon Barnes & Noble Store
50 local authors: Book signings and discussions

Travel Memoirs Talk -The Bookman

Friday, June 26th, 2015 5 -7 pm
Tom Laughlin and Laura will be chatting about and signing their books.
https://www.bookmanbookstore.com/event/travel-book-signing/

I’ve Gotta Pack @ Hackley Library

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 6 pm
Hear more about the book, blog and adventures. Special pricing on books at event.

Holiday Book Bash (2nd Annual, 2014)

Friday, Nov. 21st from 5 – 8 pm at Seven Steps Up in Spring Lake
Meet and greet 8 local authors, purchase books at special event pricing. Stress-free holiday shopping – get your books signed for personalized gifts.

Complimentary edibles, cash bar and free gift-wrapping
Event Details

Michigan Author Expo at Spring Lake District Library

Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 6 – 8pm
Coffee & Conversation, Meet & Greet 12+ authors. Books available for purchase and signing.

Michigan Author Red Carpet Event – Saranac Public Library

20 Michigan authors featured including Laura. Meet authors, book sales and prize drawings.
Sept. 18, 4 – 8pm

Book Signing at Gracie’s Book Store

(I’ve Gotta Pack- purchase for only $10)
Sept. 5th, 4 – 7pm
1929 Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon

The Quit Whining Start Writing 2014 Writers’ Conference

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
L. William Seidman Center – Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hooked on Muskegon essay published on mlive
For me, it’s about life-work-play balance, and Muskegon has it

Holiday Walk event at The Book Nook & Java Shop, Nov. 22 & 23 (Meet/great local authors 4-7 pm)

Grand Rapids Magazine August issue is on newsstands now. Thearticle on page 21, features a Chat About Travel with Laura and commentary on the book and the blog.
http://www.grmag.com/home.htm

Coverage from GRBJ (Grand Rapids Business Journal) on FineLine and the book.
http://www.grbj.com/articles/77558-laura-holmes-holds-form-at-fineline-creative

Laura is attending the Book Passage Travel Writers Conference in San Francisco this August!
August 8- 11, 2013

How to save on travel!
http://business.time.com/2013/02/11/9-easy-ways-to-save-money-on-your-next-vacation/

Adventure Travel with Laura Holmes at Spring Lake District Library: Thurs. March 14, 7-8 pm
Presentation/Photos, Q & A and books available for a discounted price.

WGVU Morning Show Interview with Shelley Irwin
December 18, 2012  |  WGVU  Spring Lake’s Laura Holmes likes to travel and she writes about it. Her book is called, ‘I’ve Gotta Pack”

Pack your bags: Spring Lake’s Laura Holmes takes readers on adventure vacations in her first book.
By Dave Alexander, Mlive News, Sunday May 20, 2012
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/05/pack_your_bags_laura_holmes_ta.html

Just for Women (Digital and printed magazine)
http://www.womensadventuremagazine.com/