Meet 2018 Michigan Notable Book Award Author Stephen Mack Jones

Jul 24, 2018 11:32:30 AM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Kalamazoo Public Library is honored to welcome poet, playwright, writer and the 2018 Michigan Notable Book Award author Stephen Mack Jones to Kalamazoo! Jones will visit the Alma Powell Branch Library on Tuesday, July 31, 6 pm. This event is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.

Jones will share excerpts from his book August Snow. -Tough, smart, and struggling to stay alive, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African-American father and a Mexican-American mother, August grew up in the city’s Mexicantown and joined the police force only to be drummed out by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a $12 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. He has just returned to the house he grew up in after a year away, and quickly learns he has many scores to settle. –

Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet, award winning playwright and winner of the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship.  He was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan.  He moved to Detroit upon graduation from Michigan State University and has remained in the metro-Detroit area. He worked in advertising and marketing communications before turning to fiction. August Snow is his first adult fiction novel. In July 2018, The International Association of Crime Writers presented Stephen with the prestigious Hammett Prize for literary excellence in the field of crime writing.

August Snow was named a ‘2018 Michigan Notable Book’ by the Library of Michigan. Pending award nominations include: a Shamus Award nomination from the Private Eye Writers of America and Nero Award from the Nero Wolfe Society. The second book, titled Lives Laid Away, will be released in January 2019. 

For media inquiries, contact Farrell Howe 269-553-7879 or email


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