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 Early Promotion on Seasonal Roads by Wayne State University!!

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U.P. Book Tour Information:


July 15th 1:00-2:30pm

 Munising Public Library

810 State Highway 28 W#A

Munising, MI



December 12th 1:00-2:30pm

 Kazoo Books

407 N. Claredon St.

Kalamazoo, MI



L.E.K.'s novel-in-stories, "Seasonal Roads" will be published by Wayne State University in Spring of 2016!

        "Seasonal Roads is a novel-in-stories that examines the lives of three women, representing three generations of a family that resides in Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Each chapter reads as though it is a short story that could stand on its own (several have already been published in literary magazines and quarterlies). Lynn Fay (L. E. Kimall) employs a nonlinear approach to each chapter, allowing the narratives to roam freely in time, thus granting the reader keen insights into the past, present, and future—and in some instances into a speculative mode in which we see what might have been or might yet come into being. The language throughout is hauntingly lyrical. Some of the best passages describe aspects of Michigan’s natural domain, and the lives of these three women—the hardships as well as the pleasures they experience—are intricately bound to the Upper Peninsula. Seasonal Roads is an abundant, subtle, and sensual depiction of life in the Upper Peninsula."

 - John Smolens

L.E.K. received an honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize for, "Charity: A Memoir."

        A Good High Place

Reviewed by the Grand Rapids Press! Check it out here.

"Incredibly timely, despite the fact that much of it was set almost a hundred years ago. Filled with complex characters living in a changing world. This is a book for people for whom the act of reading a novel is an all-encompassing pastime. What will charm the reader most about Kimball is the compassion she has for her characters' weaknesses."-Amy Sumerton, Program Director of 826michigan

“Ortega y Gassett says, ‘Tell me the landscape in which you live, and I will tell you who you are.’ The place itself—northern Michigan—bursts alive in L.E. Kimball’s wonderful debut novel, as do these unforgettable characters who inhabit its spirit and magic and grace. And the story so beautifully told that I read it in a single sitting, and then began reading it again.”—Jack Driscoll, author of How Like an Angel

“With poetry and spirit Kimball's words are like magic, moving fluently through time, multiple voices, and histories. Elk Rapids, Michigan is so intricately rendered it becomes another unforgettable character in this poignant tale about the wages of friendship, loss, and the heart in search of its rightful home. A thoroughly engaging novel and a luminous debut.”—Jaimee Wriston Colbert, author of Shark Girls

“If novels were bodies of water, A Good High Place would be a clear, rapid river running through the primeval forest of northern Michigan, revealing to its readers pools and eddies, places inhabited by love, loss, remembrance, and the ever elusive trout. L. E. Kimball’s story is written with grace and ease as it explores what was and, hopefully, what will always be true about our at once forbidding and generous American landscape.”—John Smolens, author of The Anarchist

Beautiful writing, unforgettable characters, a complex, fascinating story line as well as lovely descriptions of northern Michigan landscapes and histories bring this book to the top of my list. A Good High Place is the tender tale of the lives of two women, Native American Kachina and white Luella, who are drawn to each other yet conflicted by their cultures, an unspoken family connection and even love for the same man. Both women have their own deep spirituality to guide them as they grow into adulthood, see family members sent to the Traverse City Asylum, experience the coming end of the logging era, and watch the gradual decline of Luella's father's steamship business.

~ Jill Webb, Cottage Books

Northport Books Review: Click Here


Update 12/22/13: Natural Bridge has nominated L.E.K.'s work for the 2014 Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Press for, "Charity and Gin: A Memoir"

Update 10/16/12: L.E.K. will be published in Natural Bridge Literary Journal (University of Missouri) for her piece, "Charity: A Memoir" this spring!

Update 2/22/12: L.E.K. was a Foreward Book of the Year Finalist 2010

LE.K. has also made the A-list!!! See below!


"The Love-Charr"- Gray's Sporting Journal

Fly Fishing Edition

Published April 2012!

Signings and Events

New Events for 2012

Link to UP Book Tour 

You can now buy A Good High Place at Snowbound Books!


June 24th- 1:00, Signing

 Snowbound Books

118 N Third Street

Marquette, MI



June 30th- 1:00-3:00pm

Tahquamenon Area Public School Library

700  Newberry Avenue

Newberry, MI




Past Events

October 1st- 1:00,  Reading, Portage Lake District Library

58 Huron Street

Houghton, MI




September 24th- 11:00, Reading, Elk Rapids Town Hall, Elk Rapids, MI

May 29th  - Book signing, Horizon Bookstore, Traverse City, MI

243 East Front Street

Traverse City, MI


July 8th - Book signing, Horizon Bookstore, Traverse City, MI

July 24th - Book signing, Schuler Book Store  noon – 4 p.m.

 Schuler Book Store

1982 W. Grand River Ave.

 Okemos, MI 48864 517-349-8840

July 29th- Book Signing, Leelanau Books 1 p.m - 3 p.m.

109 N. Main St.

P.O. Box 1108

Leland, MI 49654

Ph:231-256-7111 Fax: 231-256-2478

August 6th and 7th - Book signing, Village Market of Elk Rapids

250 Ames Street

Elk Rapids, MI



 August 21st - Book Signing, Cottage Bookstore, 2p.m. - 4 p.m. 

 5989 S Lake  Glen Arbor, MI 49636

 (231) 334-4223

www.cottagebooks.com www.leelanaubooks.com

September 4th, 5th, 6th - Book Signing, Artistic Reflections Craftshow, 10a.m. - 4 p.m. (September 6th hours are 10a.m - 3p.m.)

(Romeo Peach Festival)

Croswell Elementary School

175 Croswell Street

Romeo, Michigan


October 23rd - Book Signing, Village Market in Rapid City

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

9556 Rapid City Rd NW

 Rapid City, MI‎

231- 331-6111

October 24th- Book Signing- Village Market of Elk Rapids

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

250 Ames Street

Elk Rapids, MI



Cottage Books in Glen Arbor has picked  A Good High PLace for Book-of-the-Month Club for November!

www.cottagebooks.com www.leelanaubooks.com