Hello fans -
It's been a very busy month for us here in Dogman country. Though we were greatly disappointed that we were unable to see fans in the Holland area, we did make five great stops in May, including a first-time visit to Corunna. And through it all, we've still smashed sales records for the month of May as well as individual records at Boyne City, Uncle Johns, MSU, and Houghton Lake.
Be sure to check out our website for more Dogman information:
Where are we headed next? In June & early July, you can find us:
June 5-6 Pinckney
June 12-13 Mio Nor'Easter Festival
June 18-20 Frankenmuth Zehnders Park
June 26-27 Howell Michigan Challenge (tentative)
July 2-3 Houghton Lake Middle School
July 4 National Cherry Festival, Traverse City
Of course, you can check out our website for our full 2010 schedule. Hopefully we’ll be haunting a town near you:
What's new in Dogman country? Today, we're featuring a sighting as reported on Steve Cook's website. It is from Dowagiac, MI, from 2001. It was recently sent to Steve and posted on his site (see this link for more information: http://www.michigan-dogman.com/01_encDowagiac.html)
What's interesting about this encounter is its location. Though most of the Dogman stories come from northwest Michigan, there are obviously other sightings all over the state. It's also interesting that Linda Godfrey has mentioned Kalamazoo / southwestern MI sightings in her newspaper article back in October 2008 (see link: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2008/10/author_legend_of_the_dog_man_s.html)
I guess there's no hiding from the Dogman, no matter where in Michigan you live, visit, or vacation!
The second installment in the Longquist Adventures series has moved to print stage, and we hope to have these available by the middle of June. Viking Treasure has completed all stages of formatting and publishing. Based on the story of Treasure Island, and featuring Scandinavian folklore, exotic creatures & monsters, and Viking culture, this sequel to the popular action-adventure Western Odyssey is sure to be a hit.
We're even offering a PREORDER SPECIAL on the Viking Treasure novel. That's right, copies of the novel are only $12 on our website for this preorder. You can even get a combination pack ofboth Longquist novels, Viking Treasure and Western Odyssey for only $24. See our website for more information:
That's about it from Dogman country for May. Look for more this summer on the newest Dogman book, Tales From Dogman Country, a collection of short stories from all across Michigan and from across the centuries all the way back to the ice age. Its going to be an instant classic!