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July 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Author Carrie Fanchett Pagels on “Why Backstory Matters”

Want to start that novel you always said you would write? Michigan’s own Carrie Fancett Pagels will share her vast experience and insights to increase your writing skills at her lecture “Why Backstory Matters” on July 24, 2018 from 7-8pm at Mackinaw City Woman’s Club at 301 E. James St., Mackinaw City, Mi.

Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an ECPA bestselling and award-winning author, tagline “Hearts Overcoming Through Time.” Possessed with an overactive imagination, that wasn’t “cured” by twenty-five years as a psychologist, she loves bringing characters to life. Carrie and her family reside in Virginia’s Historic Triangle, which is perfect for her fascination with history. Carrie enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and beading-but not all at the same time!

Carrie’s romance novella, The Steeplechase, was a finalist in the prestigious Holt Medallion Awards in 2017. My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring (Barbour, July 2017) was a Romantic Times Book Reviews Top Pick. Her short story, The Quilting Contest, was Historical Fiction Winner of Family Fiction’s “The Story” national contest. Her novella, The Substitute Bride was a 2016 Maggie Award (published) finalist for Romance Novellas. All three of her Christy Lumber Camp books were long list finalists for Family Fiction’s Book of the Year and The Fruitcake Challenge was a Selah Award finalist.
Come prepared to be inspired and challenged. No pre registration is required. Please bring pens and paper or if you wish your computer. Fee for MCAAC members is $10, non members fee $35 and includes a membership to the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council.


July 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


310 East Jamet St.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701 United States
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