ELIZABETH WEHMAN when she was at her book signing on Mackinac Island on July 3. Her book, “Under the Windowsill”’ is available in Cadillac, Clare, Petoskey, St. Ignace, Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island at various gift shops and bookstores. She now has released her second book, “Promise at Daybreak,” this
past month. (Courtesy Photo)
“I am thrilled and excited,” commented Elizabeth Wehman on her recent launch of her second novel, “Promise at Daybreak,” in the past month. “I’ve wanted to be a novel writer for as long as I can remember.” This novel follows her September 2014 release of “Under the Windowsill,” which is available on Amazon.com, but may be purchased in many northern Michigan gift shops and bookstores.
After being a newspaper reporter in Shiawassee County for ten years, the pursuit of becoming a novel writer seemed a far away dream for Wehman. The release of “Under the Windowsill” last year led to an exciting year of book signings including Mackinac Island this past summer at The Landing Gull Gift Shop and The Island Bookstore. The setting for “Under the Windowsill” is the famous Michigan Island. “Being on the island was surreal and I just couldn’t believe that I had come full circle with my writing dreams,” Wehman recalled. “My kids got a kick out of walking around shops in northern Michigan and finding my book on display in shops.”
Wehman works as an event coordinator and bookkeeper at Holiday Shores RV Resort during the summer months and plans to do more novel writing during the winter months. “My goal is to write ten books in the next ten years,” she adds.
Wehman has taken her heritage, as a Durand resident, and made it the setting of her newest novel, “Promise at Daybreak.”
“Many Durand sights as well as businesses are highlighted in the book. Two important locations include the Durand Union Station as well as Changes Hair Salon.” Depot employees and members as well as the staff at Changes Hair Salon have been encouraging in Wehman’s writing pursuits. She has been a speaker at two of the Durand Union Station’s Ladies’ Tea events.
“Promise at Daybreak” is about two elderly sisters who are forced together due to illness. Their differing personalities and beliefs make living together a challenge. The sisters make a pact at the grave of their mother and now, in their elderly years, they realize they must be faithful to each other and fulfill that promise. Wehman plans to have Michigan settings for all her upcoming books. “I love my home state; everything about it. Keeping it local has been exciting.”
Wehman will be making appearances in Durand and the surrounding communities in the next few months. She will have a book signing at the Durand Memorial Branch of the Shiawassee District Library at
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Changes Hair Salon in Durand will be having an afternoon book signing on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and books will be for sale there.
Wehman will also be a part of the Shiawassee County Arts Council’s Christmas event, the first of December, as well as at the Owosso Bookstore, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Persons may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out her website at www.elizabethwehman.com. Both of her books are available on Amazon.com.