News & Events
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.
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
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.
Coverage from GRBJ (Grand Rapids Business Journal) on FineLine and the book.
Laura is attending the Book Passage Travel Writers Conference in San Francisco this August!
August 8- 11, 2013
How to save on travel!
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
Just for Women (Digital and printed magazine)