June 15,16, 2019
Pentwater, MI
Art Fair
Downtown Pentwater
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public
contact Joan H. Young, jhyshark@gmail.com

June 22, 2019
Troy, MI
Pages Promotions Book Fest
Hilton Garden Inn, 200 Wilshire Drive, Troy, MI
book sales (cash, check, or credit), multiple authors
free, open to the public
contact Diana Wolfe Plopa, info@PagesPromotions.com

July 5,6, 2019
Muskegon, MI
Lakeshore Art Fest
downtown Muskegon, MI
book sales (cash, check, or credit), multiple authors
free, open to the public
contact Jean Davis, jeandavis71@gmail.com

July 19, 2019
Ludington, MI
Books Alive!
Harrison St.
5-9 pm author event as part of Friday Night Live
book sales (cash, check, or credit), multiple authors
free, open to the public
contact Joan H. Young, jhyshark@gmail.com

August 24, 2019
Ludington, MI
Shagway Arts Barn Vendor Event
Shagway Road
10 am- 4 pm books for sale
browse event, walk trails, book sales (cash, check, or credit), visit with the author, live music
free, open to the public
contact the author jhyshark@gmail.com

Sept 7, 2019
Sturgis, MI
Vendors Market
Maplecrest Plaza, 201 S. Franks Ave, Sturgis, MI
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public
contact Lexi Modert, lmodert@yahoo.com

Sept 21, 2019
Ludington, MI
Shagway Arts Barn Vendor Event
Shagway Road
10 am- 4 pm books for sale
browse event, walk trails, book sales (cash, check, or credit), visit with the author, live music
free, open to the public
contact the author jhyshark@gmail.com

Oct 12, 2019
Ludington, MI
Shagway Arts Barn Vendor Event
Shagway Road
10 am- 4 pm books for sale
browse event, walk trails, book sales (cash, check, or credit), visit with the author, live music
free, open to the public
contact the author jhyshark@gmail.com

Dec 14, 2019
Holland, MI
Craft and Vendor Show
W 8th St
all day vendor event
book sales (cash, check, or credit), with Jean Davis, author
free, open to the public
contact Joan H. Young, jhyshark@gmail.com


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 has ridden 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.

She also writes a monthly column for the Ludington Daily News called "Get Off the Couch."

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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