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David Walks-As-Bear

June 27 to 28,  2013

Michigan Author David Walks-As-Bear
Visiting The U.P. in June

Muskegon, MI - Michigan author David Walks-As-Bear will be doing a book tour in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, in June of 2013.  The Native American novelist and writer will be signing copies of his books, appearing as a visiting author at local libraries, and gathering research for his next novel. 

Walks-As Bear is a member of the Shawnee nation and is an Inter-Tribal Elder.  The award-winning author has seen his Ely Stone books used for a major television series and another optioned for a feature film.  The Ely Stone novels feature an Upper Peninsula tribal cop named Ely Stone. Last summer Walks-As-Bear was in Cedarville and the Les Cheneaux Islands doing research for a novel that includes one of author Steve Hamilton's characters in a book entitled Message From: THE WATER SPIRIT.  Hamilton is another novelist writing a series featuring the Paradise U.P. protagonist Alex McKnight.  This book by Walks-As-Bear will be a new Ely Stone series partner.   

In addition to writing novels, Walks-As-Bear is also a syndicated columnist who pens the "Bear's Den".  The column is carried in newspapers around the state, and one in Canada.  It derives a greater renown through its home publication in the U.P.'s own The Great Lakes Pilot. The monthly periodical has an extensive coverage in Michigan and five other states in the upper Midwest. 

Walks-As-Bear is a retired coast guard reserve photojournalist and a member of the American Legion.  He will be signing copies of his books at the first-ever author book signing to be held at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Saint Marie, MI.  This coincides with the state convention of the American Legion being held at the casino at this time.  Walks-As Bear will also appear as a visiting author at two area libraries - Bayless and Whitefish Twp.- where he will give presentations on his writing, followed by signing copies of his books.

Date of Appearance Location Details of Appearance
June 27, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kewadin Casino Gift Shop
2186 Shunk Rd.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-0530
Book Signing(s)
June 27, 2013 from 7:00 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m. Bayless Public Library
541 Library Dr.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-9331
Visiting Author Presentation and Book Signing
June 28, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kewadin Casino Gift Shop
2186 Shunk Rd.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-0530
Book Signing(s)
June 29, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Whitefish Twp. Public Library
7247 North M-123
Paradise, MI 49768
(906) 492-3500
Visiting Author Presentation and Book Signing

David Walks-As-Bear

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For interviews, contact the author directly at: 231-206-2074 or
Additional author photo (s) upon request.

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