Author, Lynda Charow, like her main character Victoria is a firm believer that anything that you put your mind to you can achieve. She worked her way through college to receive a B.S. degree in Broadcasting from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. A month after graduating she gave birth to her daughter, Victoria Lyn. As an independent producer, in the mid-1990's, she co-produced a number of historical documentaries with the WDIV-TV 4, the Detroit NBC affiliate. The research became a springboard for the "Legends of the Lakes" book. Her Emmy award winning documentary "Haunted Legends of Old Detroit" provided some of the inspiration for the legends incorporated in that book. "The Snow Day" was inspired by photos that Victoria's Dad had shared from his days in college up at Michigan Technoligical University in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The "Venetian Festival" was based on some of the experiences that the family had by participating in the cardboard boat races in the annual festival sponsored by the Nautical Mile Merchant Association. "Daylight at Night" was inspired when the fireworks in the city were actually cancelled due to the lack of funds. Lynda has recently completed a documentary "Building on Faith: The Historic Churches of Detroit". DVD Copies of the program are available for purchase for $20.
Lynda is also the event director for the Shores-Pointes Adventure Triathlon. She is a triathlete herself and decided to bring this kind of event to her city, St. Clair Shores. The second annual event was held on July 21, 2012 at Blossom Heath Park. The event web site is www.shorespointestri.com. She also maintains a Facebook page where photos of the events have been posted and additional event information is constantly updated.
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The Snow Day
Tori learns first hand how a fun day off of school for a snow day can become a struggle for your life when the weather gets out of control. Victoria is a bubbly 12 year old that lives in the coastal town of Saint Clair Shores, MI. Michigan weather can be very unpredictable no matter what the season.
For generations the town has hosted unique events as a part of their annual summer festival. This year Tori and her friends take part in the card board boat race and other nautical themed activities. Creativity, competition and good old fashioned fun are the order of the day as the kids enter the events.
Daylight At Night
Victoria is a bubbly 12 year old that lives in the coastal town of Saint Clair Shores, MI. She and her friends set out to save the annual 4th of July fireworks from being cancelled because of the lack of funds raised to have them that year. Join her and her friends as they decide what they can do to keep the holiday tradition alive.
Legends of the Lakes
Legends of the Lake is a Halloween themed book. Tori and her classmates get a class project to research and present whether the local legends are based on fact or fiction. Finding an historic map leads them on an adventure that takes them into Lake St. Clair to prove one of the legends. What they find will make history.