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"The Legend" by Steve Cook
The ballad that started it all and 
became the inspiration for the novel.

Dogman Encounters & Evidence
Michigan-Dogman Website

MythMichigan
The website for all novels by
Frank Holes, Jr.

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MythMichigan Novels
Featuring the folklore of Michigan's Dogman

by Frank Holes Jr.

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Looking for Frank to visit your school or organization?  We are still booking a few dates for spring 2013 as well as fall and winter 2013-14.  Email Frank at: dogman@griswoldmountain.com for more information.

A recent regional teacher-of-the-year, Frank offers expertise in classroom and school-wide presentations, writer workshops, author luncheons, book signings, and special appearances.  Costs per visit or event are negotiable and we will make every effort to meet your school or group's financial conditions.

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Michigan's Dogman:  
Myth or reality?

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS FROM SOME OF OUR EVENTS

Writer's Workshops
Author Luncheons

Book Signings

Cadillac, MI 2010

Cadillac, MI 2008

Standish-Sterling Middle School, MI

Nor'East'r Festival, Mio MI

Manistee, MI


Manistee, MI

Lake City, MI

Lake City, MI

Cherry Fest, Traverse City, MI (2009)

Cherry Fest, Traverse City, MI (2008)


 

 

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HAUNTING A TOWN NEAR YOU!

See Frank & the Dogman at any of our 2013 Events:

January 2013:
1/12-1/13  Indian River Hometown Inn
1/19-1/20  Kalkaska Winterfest
1/26-1/27 Indian River Hometown Inn

March 2013:
3/3-3/4 
3/10
3/16  Saline (tentative)  
3/23  Mt. Pleasant

May 2013:
5/5
5/11  Lewiston mushroom fest (tentative) 
5/17-5/19 Boyne Morel Fest (tentative)
5/25-5/26 Houghton Lake Middle School

July 2013:
7/3-4 Boyne City (tentatve)
7/7  Traverse City, Cherry Festival  
7/13-7/14 Chassel Strawberry fest (tentative)
7/20-21  Alpena Thunder Bay Arts Council
7/26-7/27 Grayling AuSable Craft Fair

September 2013:
8/31-9/1 Harrisville
9/7-9/8 Posen (tentative)
9/15-16 Lake City Festival of the Pines (tentative)
9/20-9/22 Frankemuth Zehnders Fall Crafts
9/28-9/29 Whitehall or Atlanta (tentative)

November 2013:
11/3
11/9-10 Cadillac
11/16  Petoskey or Plymouth HS (tentative)
11/29 Indian River Christmas Show
11/30-12/1 St. Nick's Warehouse, Sterling Heights Ford II H.S.

 

February 2013:
2/24  

April 2013:
4/4   
4/13  Plymouth HS (tentative)
4/20
4/27-28 Maple Syrup Fest, Vermontville

June 2013:
6/2-3
6/7-6/9 Mio Nor'Easter Fest (tentative) 
6/14-6/16 Frankenmuth Zehnders Art Fair
6/23-24 Mackinaw City
6/38-6/30 Howell MI Challenge (tentative)  

August 2013:
8/3-8/4 East Jordan Portside Art Show
8/10-8/11 Ludington Gold Coast Show
8/14 Eagle River, WI (tentative)
8/16-17 DeWitt Ox Roast (tentative)
8/23-8/25 Frankenmuth Zehnders Art Fair

October 2013:
10/5  Grayling or Berrien Springs (tentative)
10/13-14 Tecumseh Appleumpkin Fest (tentatve)
10/18-10/19 Rogers City (tentative)
10/23
10/29 

December 2013:
12/6-12/8  Superior Dome, Marquette (tentative)
12/6 Saline (tentative)

 

 

Where were we in 2012?

January 2012:
1/15-1/16
1/29-1/30

March 2012:
3/3-4  Kalkaska Winterfest 
3/10
3/17  
3/24  Mt. Pleasant

May 2012:
5/5
5/12 
5/19-/20
5/26-5/27 Houghton Lake Middle School

July 2012:
7/3-4 Lake City
7/8  Traverse City, Cherry Festival  
7/14-15 Alpena Thunder Bay Arts Council
7/17 Bay Harbor
7/20-21
7/27-28 Grayling AuSable Craft Fair

September 2012:
9/1-2 Harrisville
9/8-9 Iron Mountain
9/15-16 Uncle Johns, St. Johns
9/22-9/23 Frankenmuth Zehnders Fall Crafts
9/29 

November 2012:
11/3
11/10-11 Cadillac
11/19
11/23 Indian River Christmas Show
11/24-25 St. Nick's Warehouse, Sterling Heights Ford II H.S.

 

February 2012:
2/11-12  Indian River  
2/24  

April 2012:
4/4   Alcona MS
4/14 
4/20 Fulton: Fulton-Middleton MS
4/28-29 Maple Syrup Fest, Vermontville

June 2012:
6/2-3
6/9-6/10 
6/15-6/17 Frankenmuth Zehnders Art Fair
6/23-24 Mackinaw City
6/30  

August 2012:
8/3-8/5 East Jordan
8/11-8/12 Ludington Gold Coast
8/17-19 DeWitt Ox Roast
8/27-8/28 Eagle River, WI

October 2012:
10/6  Grayling Primary School
10/13
10/20 Clare
10/23
10/29 

December 2012:
12/1-2  Superior Dome, Marquette
12/7 Saline
12/8 Saginaw Horizons Center

 

Where were we in 2011?

January 2011:
1/15-1/16  Kalkaska
1/29-1/30  Indian River

March 2011:
3/6 
3/13
3/19  Clare Irish Festival
3/28 

May 2011:
5/7   Mesick Mushroom Fest
5/14-5/15 Mushroom Fest, Boyne City
5/23-5/25
5/28-5/29 Houghton Lake Middle School

July 2011:
7/3 Cherry Festival, Traverse City
7/4  Elberta
7/9  
7/16-7/17 Alpena Thunder Bay Arts Council
7/23-7/24
7/29-7/30 Grayling AuSable Craft Fair

September 2011:
9/3-9/4 Harrisville
9/10-9/12 Manistee Port City Fair
9/16-9/18 Frankemuth Zehnders Fall Crafts
9/24

November 2011:
11/6 
11/12-11/13 Cadillac @ the Wex
11/19 
11/25 Indian River Christmas Show
11/26-11/27 St. Nick's Warehouse, Sterling Heights Ford II H.S.

 

February 2011:
2/12  Ford II H.S., Sterling Heights
2/25  Holt: Hope MS

April 2011:
4/9   Saline MS
4/16 Mio High School
4/24
4/30-5/1 Maple Syrup Fest, Vermontville

June 2011:
6/4-6/5 Pinckney Art Fair
6/11-6/12 
6/17-6/19 Frankenmuth Zehnders Art Fair
6/25-6/27 Mackinaw City
6/29 Crossroads Writing Academy / Big Rapids

August 2011:
8/6-8/7 Lexington Arts Fair
8/10 Jackson / Meijer Library
8/12 Alanson River Fest
8/13-8/14 Ludington Gold Coast
8/19-8/20 DeWitt Ox Roast
8/27-8/28 

October 2011:
10/1  Grayling Primary School
10/8-10/9
10/16-10/17
10/23
10/29 

December 2011:
12/2-12/4  Superior Dome, Marquette

 

 

Where were we in 2010?

January 2010:
1/16-1/17  Kalkaska

March 2010:
3/6 Lutheran H.S., Westland
3/13 Canton H.S., Canton
3/20-3/21
3-24 Mancelona H.S. 
3/28 Petoskey Methodist Church Craft Fair

May 2010:
5/1  Corunna
5/8-9 Uncle Johns, St. Johns
5/15-5/16 Mushroom Fest, Boyne City
5/23-5/25 MSU East Lansing
5/29-5/30 Houghton Lake Middle School

July 2010:
7/2-7/3  Houghton Lake
7/4 Cherry Fest, Traverse City
7/10-7/11 Charlevoix Craft Fair
7/16-7/17 Indian River Craft Fair
7/23-7/24 Grayling AuSable Craft Fair
7/26  Crossroads Writing Academy, Big Rapids 

September 2010:
9/4-9/5 Harrisville
9/11-9/12 Frankenmuth Auto Show Art Fair
9/18-9/19 Uncle Johns, St. Johns
9/25-9/26 Clinton Twp. Festival of the Senses

November 2010:
11/6  
11/13-11/14 Cadillac @ the Wex
11/20-11/21 Canton HS
11/24 Lincoln Alcona Middle School
11/26 Indian River Christmas Show
11/27-11/28 St. Nick's Warehouse, Sterling Heights Ford II H.S.

 

February 2010:
2/6  Ford II H.S., Sterling Heights

April 2010:
4/17-18 Escanaba Fair Grounds
4/24-4/25 Maple Syrup Fest, Vermontville

June 2010:
6/7-6/8 Pinckney Art Fair
6/11-6/12 Nor'Easter Fest, Mio 
6/18-6/20 Frankenmuth Zehnders Art Fair
6/26-6/27  Howell Michigan Challenge

August 2010:
8/7-8/8 Lexington Arts Fair
8/14-8/15 Ludington Gold Coast
8/20-8/22 Cheboygan Riverfest
8/28-8/29 Hastings Summer Fest

October 2010:
10/2-10/3 Renaissance Festival, Holly  
10/9-10/11 Tecumseh Appleumpkin Fest
10/16-10/17 Clarkston H.S.
10/23 Kalamazoo Valley
10/29 Blue Phoenix Books, Alpena
10/30 Haunted Ship, Manistee

December 2010:
12/3  Saline H.S. Moonlight Show
12/4  The Bookstore, Manistee

 

 

Where were we in 2009?

January 2009:
1/24-1/25  Tip Up Town, Houghton Lake

March 2009:
3/7 Westland Lutheran H.S.
3/14 Irish Festival, Clare
3/21-3/22 Escanaba Fairgrounds
3/28 St. Roberts, Flushing

May 2009:
5/2-5/3 Tulip Fest, Holland
5/9 Mushroom Fest, Mesick
5/16-5/17 MSU Arts/Crafts Show, East Lansing
5/23-5/25 Muskegon Art Fest

July 2009:
7/3-7/4 Lake City Craft Fair
7/5 Cherry Fest, Traverse City
7/11-7/12 Charlevoix Craft Fair
7/17 Ducks Landing, Mackinaw City
7/18 Indian River Craft Fair
7/24-7/25 Grayling AuSable Craft Fair

September 2009:
9/4-9/6 Harrisville
9/7 - LABOR DAY:  Ducks Landing, Mackinaw City
9/12-9/13 Port City Fair, Manistee
9/19-9/20 Frankenmuth Zehnders Art Fair
9/26-9/27 Clinton Twp. Festival of the Senses

November 2009:
11/14-11/15 Cadillac @ the Wex
11/20-11/21 Traverse City Holiday Show
11/25 Grayling Middle School
11/27 Indian River Christmas Show
11/28-11/29 St. Nick's Warehouse, Sterling Heights

 

February 2009:
2/5  North American Snow Fest, Cadillac
2/7  Ford II H.S., Sterling Heights
2/27 Standish-Sterling Middle School

April 2009:
4/18 Waterford Mott H.S.
4/25-4/26 Maple Syrup Fest, Vermontville

June 2009:
6/6 Owosso Craft Fair
6/13-6/14 Saginaw Green Acres 
6/19-6/21 Frankenmuth Zehnders Art Fair
6/27 Mackinaw City Craft Show
6/28 Traverse City Old Town Craft Fair

August 2009:
8/1-8/2 Lexington Arts Fair
8/7-8/9 Onekama Craft Fair
8/14-8/16 Mint Fest, St. Johns
8/29-8/30 Mackinaw City Craft Fair

October 2009:
10/3 Grayling Primary School Craft Fair
10/9-10/11 Apple Fest, Charlevoix
10/23 Ghost Ship, Manistee
10/24 East JRHS Traverse City
10/24 Ghost Ship, Manistee
10/30 Kens Market, Indian River
10/31 Horizons Books, Petoskey

December 2009:
12/5  Boyne City 
12/12 Saginaw Horizons Center

 

 

 

 

 

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