Michigan Author Talk: Heidi McCrary and "Chasing North Star"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Portage District Library
Austin, Sugarloaf, West, Gourdneck, Long Lake Rms

Event Details

Join us for a presentation by local author Heidi McCrary about her debut novel, Chasing North Star. Based on the author’s childhood in Alamo, the novel is an unforgettable and unflinching tale of four siblings roaming the streets until dawn to hide from their mentally ill mother. Facing the unexpected together becomes routine until the youngest sibling stumbles across a journal from their mother's childhood that changes everything. As a part of this special presentation, Heidi McCrary will be joined by her sisters to talk about the true events that inspired the book. Light refreshments and a book signing will follow the event.

Author Bio: Heidi McCrary is the youngest of five children and lives with her husband, Jon in Kalamazoo, Michigan, just a short drive from Alamo where she grew up. She now owns the family woods that are depicted in the book, where her children have been known to use as a place to get away from their own mother and father. Her two sons, Tyler and Phillip, are doing great despite being raised by a mother with no formal training.

Embracing all that West Michigan has to offer, Heidi can often be found hanging with her family in Kalamazoo and the many unique towns along the Lake Michigan shoreline or on the local golf course, working on her goal of becoming a mediocre golfer. Heidi has worked in the media world all her adult life–many years with the West Michigan CBS television affiliate, and currently in the advertising industry. She is also a contributing writer for a regional women’s magazine.

Chasing North Star is Heidi’s first novel.

Connect with the author online!
Website: https://heidimccrary.net/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcCraryAuthor

Event Type(s): Author/Literary, All Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Heidi McCrary
Katharyn Haas
(269) 585-8711 ext. 8711