Nov 1, 2023
Ludington, MI
Ludington Area Schools
assembly with personal fitness classes

Nov 11, 2023
Ludington, MI
Cornerstone Church
Nelson Rd, Ludington, MI
Christmas Expo
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public. Other vendors and artists, indoor event

Dec 2, 2023
Manistee, MI
Manistee Senior Center
260 St Mary's Pkwy, Manistee, MI
Sleighbell Festival
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public. Other vendors and artists, indoor event


to request a program or book signing.

Program info (a pdf)
Poster for "The North Country Trail and the Kitchen Sink" (a pdf file)
Poster for "High Hopes Wearing Sweaty Socks" (a pdf file)
Poster for book signing (a pdf file)
Poster to promote book sales (a pdf file)
news release photo
news release photo


Joan Young has enjoyed the out-of-doors her entire life. Highlights of her outdoor adventures include Girl Scouting, which provided yearly training in camp skills, the opportunity to engage in a 10-day canoe trip, and numerous short backpacking excursions. She was selected to attend the 1965 Senior Scout Roundup in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, an international event to which 10,000 girls were invited. She rode a bicycle from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in 1986, and on August 3, 2010 became the first woman to complete the North Country National Scenic Trail on foot. Her mileage totaled 4395 miles.

Since then she has begun writing more fiction, including the Anastasia Raven mysteries, and the Dubois Files mysteries for children.

She also writes an award-winning monthly column for the Ludington Daily News called "Get Off the Couch," and an outdoor column for the Mason County Press.

View interview with Joan H. Young on Indie Reads TV

See Young's completion of hiking the North Country Trail near Petoskey, MI.

Shark Bytes and Tales Joan H. Young's author blog

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