Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dogman Update 4/13/2010

Dogman Blog April 2010

Hello Dogman fans!

Well, we weren’t disappointed with the History Channel’s Monster Quest season finale featuring the Michigan Dogman. Sure, there were many strong opinions voiced by fans all over the country, but in the end, we found that so many great folks around Michigan still love the Dogman, and most still believe the creature is still lurking in the depths of the wilderness.

Be sure to check out our website for more Dogman information:

So, what’s been going on in Dogman country? We’ve been all over the state this past month. We started in Northville and Canton, and then returned north for stops in Mancelona and Petoskey. In Mancelona, we were joined by our good friend Steve Cook who threw down a splendid version of “The Legend” live for the good folks.

And where are we headed next? This upcoming weekend we make one of our only trips to the Upper Peninsula, to the Escanaba fairgrounds for the TV6 Arts & Craft Fair. We’re already getting some good feedback from our Yooper fans on Facebook who’ll be stopping by.

Where are we going after that? Here’s our traveling schedule for April & May:

April 17-18: Escanaba fairgrounds
April 24-25: Maple Syrup Fest, Vermontville, MI

May 1: Corunna, MI
May 8-9: Uncle Johns Cider Mill, St. Johns MI
May 15-16: Michigan State University Union arts show, East Lansing MI
May 22-23: Mushroom Festival, Boyne City, MI
May 29-30: Houghton Lake Middle School craft show

Unfortunately, we’re very disappointed that the Tulip Fest in Holland did not invite us back this year. Sorry fans in southwest Michigan, you’ll have to look for us at another stop later this summer. If anyone is in Holland for that weekend, please stop by the craft fair information and show your displeasure at not having the Dogman make an appearance.

Of course, you can check out our website for our full 2010 schedule. Hopefully we’ll be haunting a town near you:

More of our summer schedule will be finalized in the upcoming few weeks and you can see the full schedule on our website and on next month’s blog.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page for more information as I get it. For our fans not on Facebook, this is your opportunity to join the Dogman community! There are great discussions, sightings, encounters, and news from Dogman country updated constantly by our fans!

Update on the new Dogman (part 4) novel:

Yes, there will be a fourth novel in the Dogman series! The official title is Tales From Dogman Country. It will feature a series of short stories based on some of the real sightings and encounters that fans have shared with me from all over Michigan. Of course, I’ve changed a few of the details (and the names) to protect the ‘not-so innocent’ and preserve some of the sacred areas of the Dogman. I’ve also added a few short stories of my own, and again, though they are fictional they are still based on real folklore and legend.

That’s as much as I’m able to give away right now. Be sure to check out our website often as I will be posting some snippets of the new novel over the next two months. I don’t have a tentative release date, but hopefully sometime this summer.

Well, that’s all for April. As always, we’ll keep you posted if we hear of any Dogman happenings. Until summer then, DON’T GO OUT AT NIGHT!