Join us to celebrate some of the self-published authors that utilize our Chapbook Press!
Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. This event will be a standing-room crowd, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.
Brandon G. Kroupa a self-published author from Grand Rapids, Michigan, started his writing journey in 2005 after hearing the song, “The Legend” by Steve Cook, the inspiration for his first novel “The Seventh Year”. He has since gone on to publish 3 other titles, “The Snowball Effect,” “Saint Nick,” and his most recent work “The Game Jynx’d” through Schuler Books Chapbook Press. You will find him almost every “Writing Wednesday,” as he has termed them, at his “office” of Biggby Coffee on Plainfield Ave. working on his next novel.
Virginia Wieringa has worked as an art teacher in Grand Rapids- 25 years in the GR Public Schools and at GRCC for 8 years both as adjunct and full time. Since retiring, she has been blessed with time to work on her own art. It’s been a remarkable journey. The style of her work varies from landscape and abstraction, to quilting and writing a children’s book.
Richard E. Dean is a small-town Michigan boy who grows up to become an accomplished and skillful surgeon. His story moves from ponies and rural adventures of a bygone era to agricultural studies, a stint in veterinary school, medical school, surgical residency in Detroit and a notable career as a dedicated surgeon. Along the way Dean meets the love of his life and begins a family and medical practice only to be drafted into the Army and deployed to Vietnam in a busy MASH unit.
Later, he joins a surgical practice in Cincinnati and is instrumental in the development of a kidney transplant program there. Dean is recruited by Michigan State University to join its new community-based medical school in Grand Rapids as the director of its surgical residency. Rising quickly through the academic ranks, he becomes the chairman of surgery, a position he holds for 17 years. Because of his personal involvement in numerous innovations and technical advances in surgery and surgical education, Dean has been the recipient of many professional awards and honors. Writing with warmth and humor, Dr. Richard E. Dean provides an enjoyable and insightful look into the life of a busy surgeon.