March 1 was the official publication date for Ink Trails II. It’s another enjoyable exploration of Michigan’s famous and forgotten authors.

Writing this second book on the subject with my brother Jack (who owns the idea behind both books) was a profound pleasure. We have different writing styles but a common affection for good prose seasoned by the presence of Michigan. That presence is sometimes explicit in fictional place settings, and sometimes implicit in a world view.

We’re looking for bookstores and other venues to talk about the book and Michigan writers and writing generally. We’d like to do as many joint appearances as possible. Two for the price of one!

To inquire about a reading or appearance, please email me at davedem (at)

We hope you enjoy the book.