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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.
on July 25, 2012 :
Following the youthful Hemingway's footsteps through Northern Michigan, David takes us through the people and places that helped to influence Hemingway's later writings. I think few modern day Petoskey residents realize the part that our town played in shaping Hemingway's life. This is a good read for anyone interested in Hemingway or Northern Michigan.
(reviewed the day of purchase)