Welcome my author feature showcasing the talented authors that will be in attendance at the upcoming Michigan event, Rust City Book Con. Join us live this Sunday (July 17th) at 3pm EST on my YouTube "BookTube" channel to chat with author Duane Wurst!
Now's your chance to ask Duane Wurst questions related to any of his books, upcoming projects, and attending Rust City!
Duane was raised in an enterprising family. His father was a blacksmith/inventor who built a thriving business in Pigeon, Michigan, a small farming community in the Thumb of Michigan. Each of Duane’s three brothers own small businesses. Duane was the only boy in the clan to attend college. (to
be an art teacher). Today he is producing “fine art” in paint, photography and words.
Duane Wurst has been an artist since a young age. Having studied to be an art teacher, Duane taught Jr. High School, but was called to help in the family business. After 10 years as office manager, Duane returned to his art and became a full time “artist”.
Duane met his wife, Sharon, on the road. She was also an artist and together they exhibited until 1998, when they left the grind of selling on the road and decided to lead a more “normal life”. Duane found work at a regional newspaper, using his creative skills, and Sharon helped run their “Michigan Art & Craft Show Magazine”. The pace was slower and this gave them time to enjoy life.
Today Duane is working on his painting and photography, recreating many of his past paintings as prints, and putting in words the many adventure stories cluttering his mind.
Tianna was shot as she walked to King High School in Detroit, Michigan. Her family is told she will die within days. There may be hope though. An experimental treatment might repair the damage, but there are no guarantees. What follows is a magical trip into reincarnation and a 300 year old murder mystery that takes place in Detroit. With murders at Fort Ponchartrain, during Pontiac’s Indian riots, 1805 Detroit’s great fire, 1800’s Black Bottom, 1920’s Hastings Street, and during the riots of 1967, this historical thriller will tickle your imagination.