THROUGH THE GARDENER’S YEAR, a collection of 52 of novelist Mary Agria’s best columns on gardening and spirituality from the Petoskey News-Review, has just been published and will soon be available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu, as well as at local booksellers. Published from 2007-2014, the columns share the author’s thoughts on gardens, gardeners and the gardening life. Professional photographer John J. Agria—also known to fans of Mary’s work as her agent and husband—has illustrated THROUGH THE GARDENER’S YEAR with 63 stunning black and white photographs of plants and flowers from around the country, including the author’s personal gardens. Author Agria will be one of two featured authors at Charlevoix Zonta Club ‘Literary Delights’ luncheon (Sat., May 14, 11 AM to 3 PM). Contact Kathleen Paterka at 231-547-2548 for tickets. She will speak at the Universalist-Unitarian Church, Petoskey on Sun., May 15 (11 AM), along with public appearances at McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey (Sat., June 25 – 2 to 4 PM) and at an author fair at the Petoskey District Library (Mon., August 15 – 3 to 5 PM). She will appear at the annual summer Keep Michigan Beautiful Inc. conclave in West Branch in July. To arrange book talks or signings during the author’s summer 2016 MI tour, contact email@example.com.