Loreen Niewenhuis
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Loreen Niewenhuis

A NOTE FROM LOREEN NIEWENHUIS, AUTHOR AND ADVENTURER: "I so appreciate you checking out my books on Amazon.com, but I encourage you to purchase my work from your local independent bookstore. I believe that independent bookstores are vital to our communities and to keeping literature rich and varied and alive.

If you're not sure where your closest indie bookstore is located, go here:

http://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder

"Thank you!"

Loreen Niewenhuis grew up in Michigan and has lived there most of her life. She pursued a life of science, getting a Bachelor, then Master of Science degrees. She worked in various aspects of that world including a hospital laboratory, basic animal research, and a bone marrow transplant group.

While taking a break from this work to raise her sons, Loreen began writing fiction. This evolved into a passion and she returned to school to get her MFA from Spalding University. In 2009, her short story collection, SCAR TISSUE, was a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award.

In 2009 she decided to explore Lake Michigan fully by walking around it. The fascinating account of her journey, A 1000-MILE WALK ON THE BEACH: ONE WOMAN'S TREK OF THE PERIMETER OF LAKE MICHIGAN, was released in 2011 by Crickhollow Books. The book spent several weeks on the Heartland Indie Bestseller List in 2011 and won "Best Non-Fiction Beach Read" in 2012.

Loreen's novella, ATLANTA, was released in June 2011 by Main Street Rag Publishing.

In 2012, Loreen took another long walk, this time a 1000-mile hike touching all five Great Lakes. The book about this adventure -- and about the geology, hydrology and ecology of the Great Lakes -- The final book in her Great Lakes Trilogy is called: A 1000-MILE GREAT LAKES WALK.

All books in her Great Lakes Trilogy are available as audiobooks.

Finally, her short story collection, Scar Tissue, is available as an eBook and audiobook. This collection was a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

Learn more about her and her work at: http://LakeTrek.com

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Best Sellers

    • Scar Tissue: A Collection of Short Stories

    • By: Loreen Niewenhuis
    • Narrated by: Loreen Niewenhuis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Scar Tissue trespasses into the restricted places in the world of medicine. Enter a lab with a mouse-sized guillotine, a blood bank where life is held in a bag, and an AIDs research facility....  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author response to earlier review

    • By Lmn on 01-16-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk

    • By: Loreen Niewenhuis
    • Narrated by: Loreen Niewenhuis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The book takes the listener on a ground-level walk through the beauty, the history, and the tender ecology of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior, and Ontario....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A journey to go on with the author.

    • By Carollees8 on 03-06-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach

    • One Woman's Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan
    • By: Loreen Niewenhuis
    • Narrated by: Loreen Niewenhuis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Impulse purchase that paid off

    • By John S. on 03-20-14

    Regular price: $18.49

    • A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure

    • One Woman's Epic Journey Exploring the Diverse Islands of the Five Great Lakes
    • By: Loreen Niewenhuis
    • Narrated by: Loreen Niewenhuis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In the final book in her Great Lakes Adventure trilogy, Loreen Niewenhuis launches off the shoreline to explore the islands of the Great Lakes Basin....

    Regular price: $19.95

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