November 8-9, 2019
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Solon Center Wesleyan Church Craft Fair
15671 Algoma Ave, Cedar Springs, MI
11 am- 7 pm Friday, 9 am- 3 pm Saturday
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public
see Solon Wesleyan

November 15, 2019
Scottville, MI
Holden's Home Emporium
South Main St, Scottville, Michigan 49545
10 am - 4 pm
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public

November 16, 2019
Traverse City, MI
Traverse City Women's Expo
700 Cottageview Dr, Ste 200, Traverse City, Michigan 49684
noon- 3 pm
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public
see TC Women's Expo

November 23, 2019
Cadillac, MI
Evergreen Resort Craft Fair
Evergreen Resort, 7880 Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, MI 49601
10 am - 3 pm
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public
see Evergreen Fall Bazaar and Craft Show

Nov 30, 2019
Newaygo, MI
Flying Bear Books
79 State Road, Newaygo, MI
10 am to 4 pm
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public
contact flyingbearbooks@gmail.com

Dec 1, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI
Neil Fonger American Legion Post 179 Let It Snow Vendor Event
2327 Wilson Ave Sw, Grand Rapids, MI
Noon to 4 pm
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public
contact info@americanlegionpost179.com

Dec 7, 2019
Grant, MI
Craft and Vendor Show
12931 Poplar Ave.
vendor event 10 am - 2 pm
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
free, open to the public
contact Lara Eenienburg-Bradshaw, laeenige@hotmail.com

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

Feb 7-9, 2020
Lansing, MI
Mid-Michigan Women's Expo
Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI
3 days, 10-6 FS, 11-4 Sunday
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
admission charge, open to the public
see Mid-Michigan Women's Expo

Feb 29, 2020
East Lansing, MI
Quiet Adventure Symposium
MSU Pavilion, 4302 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI
9 am to 5 pm
book sales (cash, check, or credit)
admission charge, open to the public
see Quiet Water Society


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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