Main Events

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 6:00pm

Join us at the Crooked Tree Arts Theater on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00 pm with author Viola Shipman celebrating the release of his new book "A Wish for Winter," which is not only set in Petoskey but also set in a bookstore inspired by McLean & Eakin! Hear all about how it came to be! He will also discuss his other two new books from this year "Magic Season" and "The Edge of Summer".

Please RSVP by emailing or calling us with your name, email adress and the number of people in your party. 

Phone: 231.347.1180
We're looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Preorder your copy of Viola Shipman's A Wish for Winter, available 11.15. Signed bookplates will be available while supplies last.

About A Wish for Winter:

Despite losing her parents in a tragic accident just before her fourteenth Christmas, Susan Norcross has had it better than most, with loving grandparents to raise her and a gang of quirky, devoted friends to support her. Now a successful bookstore owner in a tight-knit Michigan lakeside community, Susan is facing down forty--the same age as her mother when she died--and she can't help but see everything she hasn't achieved, including finding a love match of her own. To add to the pressure, everyone in her small town believes it's Susan's destiny to meet and marry a man dressed as Santa, just like her mother and grandmother before her. So it seems cosmically unfair that the man she makes an instant connection with at an annual Santa Run is lost in the crowd before she can get his name.

What follows is Susan and her friends' hilarious and heartwarming search for the mystery Santa--covering twelve months of social media snafus, authors behaving badly and dating fails--as well as a poignant look at family, friendship and what defines a well-lived and well-loved life.

"Viola Shipman has written a captivating story for anyone whose memories run deep... This book keeps faith and hope alive " --New York Timesbestselling author Sherryl Woods