David Henry Wyant, M.Ed. was born in Rogers City Michigan, just 60 miles directly east of Petoskey, along Lake Huron. He graduated with honors from RCHS in 1959 during a time when most young Americans strongly felt the need to do what they could to beat Russia into outer space. At seventeen, he drew rocket plans for NASA.
A graduate of Concordia Univ. Chicago(BA) and Wayne State Univ. Detroit, MI,(MA), Mr. Wyant taught elementary school for 30 years specializing in Art. He worked on a team which wrote the state Art curriculum for Florida.
Author Wyant currently enjoys visits with his daughter, Lisa Luebke (wife of Randall), five grandchildren and one great grandchild who all live nearby in Boyne City, Michigan. Experiencing Petoskey's north woods will never be the same after you read, "The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway." "The Town that Haunted Hemingway"..."Side Door to Heaven for Hemingway"
Mr. Wyant's previous books were environmental in nature:
"A Compilation of Poems", Landscape painting with words
"My Petoskey Stones"(192 pages regional poems) Extolling the natural beauty of Petoskey, MI
"The Town that Haunted Hemingway." Extensive research of Hemingway’s youth in Petoskey area.
"Art Curriculum, State of FL." What every child should know about Art, K-12
Mr. Wyant is available for readings of his books, writer's workshops and readings of his unique regional poetry.
Where to find David Wyant online
Side Door to Heaven for Hemingway
Even though suicide kept him out of the main gate, Ernest wrangled a way into Heaven's side door. He also gives us a beautifully captivating flashback to his most idyllic summer up in Michigan, 1917.
America's Most Remarkable : The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway
The Hemingways had everything 1900's life had to offer, but it wasn't enough for their genius teenaged son, Ernest. Fueled by his overactive imagination, his devil-may-care attitude, together with too much late night consumption of classic adventure stories, Ernie and his friends embark on a series of adventures that carry the young Hemingway through his boyhood summers spent in Northern Michigan.
STOLEN IN PARIS: The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway: The Runaway
The early 1900s gave way to a new era for the women of the United States; the Flapper era. Women and young girls began to idolize the famous celebrities of jazz and cut their hair short, wearing short dresses, and makeup. Young Martha Birdnest has just turned 13 and much to her family's dismay comes to realize what it really means to be a flapper.
STOLEN IN PARIS: The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway: Rum Runners
Book 5 of "The Lost Chronicles" series, in which a new character is introduced, Kenneth Birdnest. During the prohibition period, Kenneth gets a surprise when his father asks him to drive a speedboat out to Beaver Island to pick up some "supplies" for the beanery. Little does he know, Al Capone is involved.
STOLEN IN PARIS: The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway: The Perks of Being a Doctor's Kid
The 4th book in "The Lost Chronicles" series, young Ernest Hemingway reflects on the perks of being the son of a doctor. A few close calls requiring survival skills lead him to appreciate the lessons his father has taught him.
The troupe also experiences some travel through history and time to experience the first Wright Brother's flight, as well as a trip across the English Channel. Read on!
STOLEN IN PARIS: The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway: Prudence Gets Pregnant
Ernie longed for a life without consequences. The world just wasn't ready for a mixed race child.
The shame of having a half breed baby was just too much for Prudence. She took a bottle of rat poison and went down the hatch with it. Young Ernie Hemingway loved that Indian girl an couldn't get her out of his mind. She haunted him. Whenever he saw her long brown legs, he couldn't stand it.
STOLEN IN PARIS: The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway: The Marge Bump Affair
Hemmie fell for her in a big way, but she was just too young. She was the charming "coquet" he could not forget.
Another year passes and young Ernest Hemingway is 12 years old, spending an ideal summer in Northern Michigan. His awkward family relationships encourage him to pursue friendship elsewhere, with the town girls, the Native boys, and a new animal spirit friend, Chicky.
STOLEN IN PARIS: The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway: The Indian Girl He Couldn't Forget
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The Hemingway's had everything 1900's life had to offer, but it wasn't enough for their genius teenaged son, Ernest. Fueled by his overactive imagination, his devil-may-care attitude, together with too much late night consumption of classic adventure stories, Ernie and his friends and siblings embark upon a tumultuous, highly-stoked summer, deep into virgin forests of wild Petoskey, Michigan.
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