AUTHOR ELIZABETH WEHMAN was among the 35 vendors that packed Durand Union Station on Saturday, Nov. 2 for the 2019 Holiday Market. The vendors included bath and body products, homemade baked goods, jewelry, kitchen/cooking products, home décor and glassware, textiles and many more.

   Wehman brought copies of her four novels – Under the Windowsill, Promise at Daybreak, Just a Train Ride and Mere Reflection – along with the two anthologies – Winter in the Mitten and Spring in the Mitten – that were created by Wehman’s Shiawassee Area Writers group. The group is comprised of people with a love for the written word. Some are seasoned, published authors, while others are just starting to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys – whichever way they choose to write). All writers are welcome.

   The Shiawassee Area Writers group meets on a bi-monthly basis for the sole purpose of inspiring other writers in their publishing pursuits. Each meeting includes marketing tips, a writing discussion, a learning segment and encouragement from other writers. Writers from all genres are invited to attend, including new writers or those interested in starting a writing career to even seasoned, published authors. The group started in May of 2017 and has more than 30 active members. There is a yearly membership fee of $20, but the first three meetings are free.

   Winter in the Mitten is filled with writings of humor, reflection and perhaps some that might stir a memory and emotions. Each story is unique – just as the wonderful individuals who wrote them. The winter-themed diverse anthology features fiction, memoirs and poetry highlighting the best aspects of this season.

   Spring in the Mitten is filled with writings to stir readers to laugh, cry and reflect on the awakening of this season in Michigan. The dawning of a warmer climate to the mitten state brings out emotions of joy and reflection, different for each writer.

   For more about the Shiawassee Area Writers, or to purchase one or both of the group’s anthologies, visit For more information about Wehman, or to purchase one of her books, visit

(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

Shiawassee Area Writers was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Karen Elford